Ronaldo saves the day as lacklustre Portugal edges Morocco

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Instead it was Morocco, who lost their Group B opener 1-0 to Iran, who were the more aggressive side, missing half a dozen clear scoring chances and the Portuguese conceding far too much space.

It's all about Ronaldo.

"It is a privilege for us to have Ronaldo in our team".

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Herve Renard's Atlas Lions will no doubt be frustrated by the manner of their consecutive defeats after showing real promise but no end product in the final third - while goalkeeper Rui Patricio was in fine form for the European champions.

Portugal's final match in Group B is against Iran at Mordovia Arena in Saransk on Monday.

Read on four our top three Portugal vs Morocco tips of the bets from this game.

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The Portugal head coach, after a question over the possibility for Ronaldo to beat the record of most goals scored in a World Cup, told his Tuesday evening news conference that his squad consisted than much more than just the Real Madrid star. Their service includes Fox Sports 1, Fox and Telemundo (in most markets) so you can stream the game with English or Spanish commentary.

Portugal had one man to thank for not losing their opening game - and the identity of that man is hardly a surprise.

Here are the fixtures in full, a prediction for each and a look at how these two groups are looking ahead of another trio of absorbing games. The 21-year old is likely to start again for his country, and providing he can keep his composure in front of goal he could be a good shout to find the back of the net on Wednesday.

Morocco, who had several opportunities to score at the Luzhniki Stadium but failed to convert their chances, have no points, having also lost 1-0 to Iran, and can not progress to the second round.

Morocco captain Mehdi Benatia tapped him on the back late on to get his attention and Pepe threw himself onto the ground in ridiculous circumstances.

But for Portugal this brings up a vital win as they take home all the points.

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