Portugal Wins On Cristiano Ronaldo’s Record Goal

Yolanda Curtis
June 22, 2018

Group B at the 2018 FIFA Men's World Cup in Russian Federation has the potential to get real weird.

Ronaldo´s goal was his fourth goal of the tournament, more than his combined tally at three previous finals, and left him trailing just Iran´s Ali Daei (109) on the list of top worldwide scorers. 38 goals were scored in the first set of 16 matches, and we've already seen some big shocks along the way. And they know it can work, too, as Ronaldo was the driving force in their Euro 2016 title run, even if he couldn't finish the final game because of an injury.

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Johnson headed up to the putting green, where he stayed for almost half an hour, quietly hitting balls as the sun set. A hot putter kept him in front as he made clutch pars at the next three holes. "I had a chance", Reed said.

Cristiano Ronaldo took the lead in the Golden Boot race on a day when three supremely talented teams edged out victories over World Cup minnows. The repercussions, with football-mad nation Qatar hosting in four years' time, could be wide-reaching.

Him again. Cristiano Ronaldo broke the ice four minutes into the game, with the sort of diving header perilously inches from Karim El Ahmadi's boot that screamed: BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY. "The important thing is to respect Morocco and all our opponents", he said. We have questions. We need answers. "Only then do you focus on the next stage which is all or nothing as a knockout".

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With Coutinho's 20th- minute stunner from outside the box, Brazil have now scored 37 goals from outside the box at the World Cup. It's for the referee to see it. "But it didn't happen", Miranda said. "We got a draw but this is only the beginning for us".

Morocco defender Mehdi Benatia claimed his side proved they belong at the World Cup after a 20-year absence, but the Juventus centre-back conceded there was simply no answer to Ronaldo. "I´m very happy with the performance". We have players with a lot of skills and speed.

Depending on the result of their last group game against Russia, Uruguay will take on either Spain, Portugal or Iran, who are still on course in Group B for a place in the quarter-finals. "I'm sure the fans are proud of our team", said Queiroz.

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He also made a decision to play with a 3-4-3 formation with Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane leading the attacking line. England had penalty claims of their own turned down before struggling to maintain their intensity after halftime.

France are probably the most talented side at this World Cup, but under manager Didier Deschamps they've never really gelled.

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