Twitter goes crazy as Portugal survive against Morocco
Cristiano Ronaldo’s 4th-minute thumping header helped Portugal survive against Morocco
Defending European Champions, Portugal managed to secure a 1-0 victory against Morocco, in their second game of Group B. Cristiano Ronaldo put Portugal ahead in the 4th minute with a thumping header, and that proved to be the difference between these two sides.
With this victory, Portugal managed to keep their qualification hopes intact, while Morocco’s World Cup chances have ended. It was Moroccans who ran the show, dazzled the audience, but they were not so clinical in front of the goal, and the consequence was catastrophic.
Morocco defenders failed to mark Cristiano Ronaldo tightly and strictly in the 4th-minute and the Portuguese Skipper exploited it to give his team an early lead. The goal also saw Cristiano Ronaldo adding one more to his tally and making it 4 goals.
Morroco’s high-pressing football often forced the Portuguese players to commit unwanted flaws. They were dispossessed many times and had to ride their luck to get all those 3 points.
Here’s how the Twitter world reacted to the game:
Just finished with the Portugal vs Morocco game & let me state quite unequivocally that Morocco were terrific but unlucky & Portugal scrappy n awful! Take away @Cristiano Ronaldo & Portugal are absolutely zilch! And should someone cramp him up then it’s curtains for them!
— ADIL DARUKHANAWALA (@adiljal) June 20, 2018
— Shishir SA (@Shishir__SA) June 20, 2018
— Franspat (@FranspatNews) June 20, 2018
— Parveen sangwan (@Vinu_sangwan) 20 June 2018
— PANDEYMONIUM (@TONTO009) 20 June 2018
Cristiano Ronaldo has been named “Man of the Match” for the second time in a row in the 2018 #WorldCup:
⚽⚽⚽ vs. Spain
⚽ vs. Morocco
Top goalscorer at the moment (4). pic.twitter.com/RIbigYkwZW
— Hamyd Kahn (@HamydKahn) 20 June 2018
— Ojiah Anase Victoria (@Kickyangel) 20 June 2018
— Steve Chenevey FOX5 (@stevechenevey) 20 June 2018
It’s your loss if you are mad at the King! 😜 M.O.M Again. #GOAT #WorldCup#PortugalvMorocco
Reporter when asked about @Cristiano‘s hat trick.@isco_alarcon: “Don’t talk to me about Cristiano! I’m not going to speak to him again after what he did the other day… (laughs).” 🤣❤
— Fakhar Imam (@FakharImam99) 20 June 2018
I’m so proud of how Morocco played today, everyone watching agrees Morocco was the better team. We’re officially out of the World Cup but this team will be legendary in the next one mark my words. 🇲🇦✊🏽
— Amerruki🇲🇦🇹🇳🇪🇬🇸🇳🇳🇬 (@Amerruki) 20 June 2018
Morocco were incredible today. What both Ronaldo/Messi need but don’t have, is a team like Morocco creating chances. What Morocco need but don’t have, is a player like Ronaldo/Messi to finish. Outplayed both Iran & Portugal. Probably the best-ever team to exit the WC with 0 pts?
— Dharma Bhagalia (@Kloppholic) 20 June 2018
Portugal had nothing but Cristiano.
Morocco had everything but Cristiano.#WorldCup
— Andrew Gaffney (@GaffneyVLC) 20 June 2018
Morocco playing some of the best football I’ve seen at the World Cup. Great movement and positioning. All they lack is a goal-scorer…
— Raphael Honigstein (@honigstein) 20 June 2018
— MACE SPORT (@MACE_SPORT_) 20 June 2018