Portugal is closing in on booking a spot into the round of 16 of the FIFA World Cup in Russia after hanging on to beat Morocco, 1-0.
After drawing Spain in the opener, the Portuguese national team received another goal from Cristiano Ronaldo, this time to secure all three points. It wasn’t the greatest showing from the Portuguese, as Morocco controlled possession and created more chances, but the finishing was abysmal.
Morocco had 16 shots — six more than Portugal , but just four went on frame. Medhi Benatia, himself, had about three golden chances to score and wasted every single one.