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Watch: Cristiano Ronaldo’s priceless reaction to Youssef En-Nesyri’s physics-defying goal for Morocco in World Cup tie

Cristiano Ronaldo’s dream of profitable a FIFA World Cup got here to an finish, maybe completely, on Saturday when Portugal fell to a surprising 1-0 defeat to Morocco. Morocco thus grew to become the primary African staff to achieve the semi-finals of the World Cup and they’re but to permit any opposition participant to attain in opposition to them on this 12 months’s match.

It was a towering header from Youssef En-Nesyri late within the first half that in the end supplied the profitable objective for Morocco. Portuguese goalkeeper Diogo Costa’s split-second indecision was additionally guilty for the objective. The ball was despatched into the field with a looping cross. Costa hesitated for a second earlier than coming off his line in an try and fist the ball away however that little delay in response was sufficient for him to lose the battle with En-Nesyri. The Sevilla striker rose nicely above Costa’s arms, beat him to the ball along with his head and hammered into the web.

The means En-Nesyri jumped was fairly much like numerous well-known headers that Ronaldo has scored for each membership and nation over the course of his illustrious profession. The cameras later confirmed Ronaldo on the bench reacting to the objective.

Portugal coach Fernando Santos left Ronaldo on the bench for the second consecutive match within the match however introduced him on early within the second half. Portugal hit Morocco with wave after wave of assaults all through the second half however the latter someway held on, regardless of shedding their captain and ace centre again Roman Saiss to harm and getting a purple card in stoppage time. Ronaldo himself had an opportunity to attain within the final 10 minutes of regulation time however his shoot was saved by the Moroccan goalkeeper.

Ronaldo, 37, left Saturday’s recreation in tears. The nation’s soccer federation had earlier needed to publicly deny reviews that the skipper had threatened to depart through the match. Prime Minister Antonio Costa instantly comforted the staff, tweeting: “We dreamed together, now we suffer together”. Portugal participant Bernardo Silva mentioned after the match: “There is frustration, sadness… we believed it was possible to go further (in the tournament), but unfortunately it was not possible, we apologize to all Portuguese.”



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