Cristiano Ronaldo Becomes Europe's All-Time Leading Scorer

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Despite a far from vintage performance from the Portuguese team against Morocco, Ronaldo says the European champions are aiming to top Group B after improving on the single point in the draw against Spain.

Ronaldo's goal put the European champions top of Group B before Spain play Iran at 19:00 BST on Wednesday, and extends his lead as the top scorer in Russian Federation in the race for the Golden Boot.

"We're nearly there (knockout stages) and then we'll see".

Morocco lost their first game against Iran Friday after an own goal by Aziz Bouhaddouz in the extra time of the second half.

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The defeat means Morocco are out of the competition as they have lost their opening two fixtures and can not qualify for the last 16.

Portugal have been poor and other than the first goal, have struggled to get Ronaldo into the game.

Herve Renard's side dominated the ball, with Hakim Ziyach and Younes Belhanda both showing some nice flashes of quality, but they were unable to carve open any clear-cut chances, settling instead for a few hopeful crosses in the direction of Khalid Boutaib.

Amrabat was donning a skull cap for the match today, having picked up a head injury last time out, but took it off after 16 minutes.

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Ronaldo's header in the fourth minute was his fourth goal at this year's tournament, and his 85th for his country. "He had a dream debut at this tournament but you also have to remember all the work he puts in to make it happen".

"Come on, man, we're here at a World Cup, it's not a circus!" "In the end the football gods will decide", said the former Real Madrid coach.

Portugal defender Pepe has been the subject of scrutiny on Twitter following a theatrical dive during his side's 1-0 victory over Morocco.

The Saudis' preparations were jolted by a mid-air mishap on Monday when the plane carrying them to Rostov suffered a fire in one of its engines.

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Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring his fourth goal of the 2018 Fifa World Cup in Russian Federation. Salah scored a consolation penalty late on but it was not enough for the Pharaohs.

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