- End of 2nd Half
- 2nd Half
- El AhmadiFajr86'
- João MárioFernandes70'
- BoutaïbEl Kaabi69'
- 1st Half
- Cristiano Ronaldo4'
Portugal - Morocco
World Cup - 20 June 2018
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FULL TIME: Portugal grind out a 1-0 win thanks to Ronaldo's fourth minute header which sees Morocco eliminated. Thanks for following the game with us, Uruguay v Saudi Arabia is in 65 minutes!
Portugal eating up time, good game management despite the boos from sections of the crowd. Guedes then blazes an effort from distance over.
BENATIA MISS! The ball is played into the box, it falls to Benatia who snatches at it and wallops it over the bar. Morocco have missed a hatful of opportunities.
Pepe goes down in a heap after a tap on the shoulder from Benatia, poor to see. He got up pretty quickly.
There will be 5 added minutes.
CLOSE! Ziyach makes a good run into the box, cuts inside and unleashes a shot which is blocked by Pepe for a corner.The set piece comes in and Morocco are penalised for a handball.
- OffJoão MoutinhoPortugal
- OnAdrien SilvaPortugal
Adrien Silva is indeed on for veteran Moutinho.
Adrien Silva is preparing to come on.
Ronaldo with a menacing smile as he makes the VAR signal himself after going down under Amrabat's challenge, there was minimal contact in fairness.
FREE-KICK! Ronaldo brought down on the edge of the box by Benatia who is on a yellow card. The Real Madrid goal-machine does his run-up and strikes the wall.
Morocco have a corner down the left after a cross is blocked. The set-piece is cleared, it falls to Dirar whose long-range effort goes over. There was a penalty shout before that as the cross appear to hit Pepe's arm.
CLOSE! Its another free-kick to Morocco around 35 yards out. Ziyach's delivery is flicked towards goal by Benatia's shoulder but it goes wide.
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- OffYounès BelhandaMorocco
- OnMehdi Carcela-GonzálezMorocco
Carcela-Gonzalez is on for Belhanda.
Portugal have had more possession since Gelson came on, but the final ball to Ronaldo has been poor.
- OffJoão MárioPortugal
- OnBruno FernandesPortugal
Bruno Fernandes replaces Mario, who has been quiet.
- OffKhalid BoutaïbMorocco
- OnAyoub El KaabiMorocco
El Kaabi is on for the Moroccans with 20 minutes left.
Ziyach is brought down around 30 yards out. The Ajax man curls in a set-piece which goes over the bar, Patricio looked to have that covered.
Amrabat continuing to get the better of Raphael on the right flank, the full-back has had a torrid afternoon.
The Moroccans still showing good energy, they need at least a point or they will join Egypt as being among the sides who will be going home after the group stage.
WHAT A CHANCE! Morocco have another free-kick 40 yards out. Its lofted into the box, Benatia gets a touch, it falls to Belhands who lashes it over the bar.
- OffBernardo SilvaPortugal
- OnGelson MartinsPortugal
Gelson Martins is on for Silva, who has been below par.
WHAT A SAVE! Morocco have a free-kick on the right flank. Ziyach's delivery is headed into the bottom corner by Belhanda and Patricio gets one hand on it to put it over the bar!
GOOD EFFORT! Amrabat tees up Belhanda whose curling effort from the edge of the area is gathered by Patricio just about.
Pepe and the rest of the defence have done a better job with their marking in the second half. There looks to be two players marking Amrabat.
Ronaldo has a shot accuracy of 25% today from four efforts. Still, he has 4 goals so far in this tournament.
CHANCE! Portugal take a quick free-kick. Mario cuts it back to Silva who scuffs his effort, it falls to Ronaldo on the edge of the box who hammers it over.
Fernando Santos' side looked to have upped the tempo after that lacklustre first half display where Morocco created more chances.
Ronaldo flicks it onto Guedes who cannot get a shot away in the box and its a corner to Portugal. The cross from Raphael finds Fonte whose header goes wide but he is penalised for a foul.
- 2nd Half
KICK OFF: Portugal get the second period underway No changes from either side.
- End of 1st Half
HALF TIME: Portugal lead 1-0 courtey of Ronaldo's header. But Morocco have carved out some good chances with Amrabat looking a threat. Similar to Euro 2016, the Portuguese look to be grinding out results..
CHANCE! Amrabat wins a free-kick near the corner flag after Raphael needlessly shoves him over. The ball is swung in and Belhanda's glancing header goes wide.
Belhanda goes down after being caught in the face by Carvalho, that looked to be accidental. He is okay to continue. There will be three added minutes..
Ambarat chips in a ball for Boussoufa whose low cross is blocked. Morocco continue to press, Amrabat pings in a cross but its too close to Patricio. Raphael has not to grips with the Watford man at all.
Another Ronaldo stat..
- Yellow cardMedhi BenatiaMorocco
The Juve man is booked for a late challenge on Ronaldo.
GOOD SAVE! Ronaldo lofts the ball into the box for Guedes whose shot is well parried by the keeper but he really should have scored from there.
Morocco are continuing to look impressive, position is around 50-50 each, Portugal looking suspect a tthe back.
OUCH! Belhanda slips as he slides in to challenge Raphael and catches him with a late one, the defender looks to be okay to continue.
Mario's cross is blocked for a corner. Moutinho puts in a deep cross but Morocco clear.
Mario is bundled over on the edge of the box and this is Ronaldo territory, 30 seconds earlier Fonte did a similar bump on Boutaib which was not deemed a foul. Ronaldo steps up and...hits the wall.
OUCH! Raphael lifts his shirt to show deep scratch marks near his waist, he seems to be implying he got those cuts from some grappling with the Moroccan players.
The ref is having a stern chat with Morocco boss Hervé Renard, telling him to cool it after his protests over the penalty.
PENALTY APPEAL! Amrabat is brought down by Raphael on the edge of the box, he wants a spot-kick, the Moroccan fans are screaming for one, but the referee waves play on. Six of one and half a dozen of the other, both players were grabbing each other's shirts.
Ronaldo goes down in pain after getting a bash on the ankle from El Ahmadi, he looks to be okay to strutt his stuff.
ZIYACH EFFORT! The Ajax man tries a low strike from 25 yards but its straight at Patricio.
Carvalho gives the ball away as Morocco's high press continues to work well. We have reached the midway point and despite leading 1-0, Portugal have looked far more comfortable.
Belhanda and Ziyach combine and the cross is blocked for another corner. This time its headed away, Ahmadi heads it back into the danger zone but Patricio collects.
Boutaib, who has been in the thick of the action, is feed on the edge of the box and tires a low drive which is blocked.by Cedric.
Amrabat is penalised for a foul and throws his helmet to the ground either in disgust at the decision or it is causing him discomfort. He is being allowed to play with out, not sure what the concussion protocols are.
Morocco have had a few corners and have caused Portugal some concerns down the flanks, they are certainly not out of this one.
Ronaldo wins a free-kick near the halfway line and takes it quickly to try and find Silva but it goes out play. He has a wry smile, he is human after all..
Ronaldo has now scored the most international goals in Europe with 85.
CLOSE! Amrabat skins Raphael and his cross is blocked for a corner. Ziyach's set piece finds Da Costa whose header is well saved by Patricio.
CHANCE! Boutaib tries to cut the ball back in the box but Portugal clear and go up the other end, Raphael tees up Ronaldo who drags a shot wide from inside the box.
The Madrid man is owning this tournament. He ghosted in to execute a bullet header which flew into the roof of the net.
- GoalCristiano RonaldoPortugal
GOAL FOR RONALDO! The corner is played short and the cross finds Ronaldo who heads it in from six yards out. Where was the marking?!
Silva's cross is defelcted for a corner.The set piece is cleared, a volley comes in and Da Costa blocks it for another corner,
It is Moscow or bust for Morocco today. If they lose they are out of the tournament.
CHANCE! Bright start from the north Africans. Amrabat pings in a cross from the right which is cleared, the ball is put back in from the left and Boutaib heads over.
- 1st Half
KICK OFF: Morocco get us underway in their red shirts.
Five minutes until kick off!
Debate has raged about Portugal''s centre backs. Pepe is aged 35, and has 96 caps, Fonte is 34 years old. Can Morocco take advantage with their pace?
Watford's Nordin Amrabat is playing today despite that nasty head injury against Iran. He is wearing a helmet during the pre-match warm up. It had been thought he would miss the game.
The last time these two sides met in the World Cup in 1986, Morocco won 3-1 thanks to a brace from Abderrazak.
A very frank interview with Man City playmaker Bernardo Silva
Morocco have brought Nabil Dirar in at right-back, pushed Nordin Amrabat farther forward and Romain Saïss is replaced in central defence by Manuel Da Costa.
All eyes will be on Ronaldo today after his hat-trick against Spain - lets be honest when is that not the case..
Morocco make three changes to the side that lost 1-0 to Iran.
MOROCCO XI: El Kajoui, Dirar, Benatia, Da Costa, Hakimi, Belhanda, El Ahmadi, Boussoufa, Ziyech, Boutaib, Harit.
Following that breathtaking 3-3 with Spain on Friday, the Portuguese make one change with West Ham loanee Joao Mario in for Sporting's Bruno Fernandes.
PORTUGAL XI: Patricio, Pepe, Raphael, Fonte, Cedric, Moutinho, Mario, Silva, William, Ronaldo, Guedes.
Hello and welcome to LIVE commentary as Portugal and Morocco face off in Group B both looking for their first win of the tournament. Kick-off in Moscow is at 13:00 BST. Team news to follow..