Ronaldo’s performance yesterday has thrilled soccer lovers across the globe as well as CR7 fans’. Weighing the performance of some the players to Ronaldo they gushed that it is Christiano Ronaldo 4 goals and others nil. Portugal look set to book a seat to the round of 16.
He has gone past his nearest rivals like Messi, Neymar, Muller, Salah and Suarez with consistent performance throughout the FIFA World Cup 2018. In Portugal’s 1st match against Spain, Ronaldo scored 3 goals and yesterday, against Moscow he scored one goal in a match, which completely was a one man show.
At Wednesday, after beating Morocco by 1-0, Portugal sealed 4 points in Group-B. Morocco had considerable possession of the ball and created many chances, but was failed to score. Morocco in total had 16 setters, 6 more than Portugal but only 4 went on frame. The Portuguese tried to bunker down defensively with big saves from Rui Patricio and managed to register a victory.
According to expert opinion if any team wanted to do something big in this tournament, then they have to capitalize on their chances, which Portugal is doing from a very early stage. Wednesday Ronaldo headed home a corner to put Portugal up 1-0 in fourth minute of the game to become the highest-scoring European footballer in soccer history. After yesterday’s match Portugal will have to play with Iran to secure 1st position in Group-B, where Morocco is certain to head to the group stage.
In another match of Group-A, Uruguay eliminated Saudi Arabia from this tournament. But Saudi avoided embarrassment in Rostov, Russia, but lost to the Latin American team by 1-0. Yesterday at Rustov, Barcelona Star Louis Suarez scored the lone goal in the 23rd minute from Sanchez’s corner, when Saudi Goal keeper Mohammed Al Owais missed the corner and an unmarked Suarez pushed it into the corner of Saudi’s net easily. Saudi lacked the talent to create many chances, and Uruguay lacked the urgency. For that reason, the result was an unappealing soccer game.
Saudi Arabia will now meet Egypt in their next game, another pointless team, where host Russia and Uruguay will fight for the 1st position. Russia now has 8 goals from the two matches; however, the Latin American team will not spare them to be champion in group stage.
Meanwhile, in another game of Group-B at Karzan Arena, Spain was fortunate to break Iran’s ultra-defensive mode to secure a 1-0 win. They overcame a stubborn Iran side on 54 minutes of the game, when Diego Costa scored the goal for his team. Iran thought, they had equalised shortly, but the VAR intervened and ruled out Saeid Ezotalahi’s effort, as he was called off-side.
This win takes Spain to a joint top on the Group with Portugal on four points, where Iran is one step behind them with 3 points. The final Group game will be held on Monday when Spain take on Morocco and Portugal play Iran.