Portugal 'lost control of the game' in win vs. Morocco - Fernando Santos

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Cristiano Ronaldo has now scored more global goals than any other European player in the history of football (85 goals for Portugal).

Portugal coach Fernando Santos opted to pair Goncalo Guedes with Ronaldo from kick-off in the thrilling 3-3 draw with Spain in Sochi, where the captain of the Euro 2016 victor netted a stunning 88th-minute free-kick to deny one of the favourites, which was reeling from the shock sacking of coach Julen Lopetegui on the eve of the tournament.

It is a feat the Atlas Lions need to repeat; a second loss of this tournament, coupled with a positive result in the game between Spain and Iran, and Morocco are out.

Cristiano Ronaldo was once again the hero for Portugal as his fourth minute header secured his side their first win of the tournament.

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Neither of these teams can afford to walk away from this game with zero points if they hope to advance.

Morocco does not have any chance to move to the next round of the 2018 World Cup after losing its first and second game.

"We put a man at the front post and when there is a crude foul on this man who is prevented from getting to the ball, it passes over and it's Cristiano Ronaldo who pops up", he said. Portugal did just that early on.

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U.S. Soccer Federation president Carlos Cordeiro tweeted a couple hours after the game he was "proud to watch" Geiger referee Portugal vs. Morocco and represent United States of America at the world's biggest sporting event. You can stream the match online on fuboTV (Try for free).

Senegal remain the only side to have won after the first round of matches.

Portugal inexplicably lost control of the game despite managing to beat Morocco 1-0 in the World Cup Group B match today and were lucky not to get themselves in more trouble, coach Fernando Santos said.

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