Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 4th goal in the 4th minute at the ongoing World Cup tournament in Russia to help the European champions to a 1-0 win over Morocco, who suffer early elimination after losing a second successive defeat in Group.
Real Madrid talisman Ronaldo produced a bullet header from Joao Moutinho’s 4th minute corner kick to give his side the lead to edge ahead.
The headed strike was his 85th international goal which makes him the record European goalscorer in the history of football ahead of Hungarian legend Ferenc Puskas (84).
Herve Renard’s team thereafter seized control of the game but failed to really trouble Rui Patricio in the Portugal goal except for the outstanding save he made in the second off a Younes Belhanda header.
The result takes Portugal ahead of Iran at the top of Group B ahead of this night’s meeting between the Asians with former winners Spain.
Bottom team Morocco will now attempt to salvage some pride in their last group game against Spain, while a win for Portugal in their last game against Iran will guarantee last 16 qualification for head coach Fernando Santos and his players.