The latest direct developments between Morocco and Portugal: Morocco leads in the half, 1-0

The World Cup 2022 It continues Saturdays on FOX with Morocco seizes Portugal At Al-Thumama Stadium, Qatar, in the quarter-final match of the penultimate tournament.

Portugal again without a star Cristiano Ronaldo, who was relegated to the bench for the team’s second straight game. The historical record between these two World Cup teams is 1-1, having met in 1986 and 2018.

There is another semifinal spot to finish on Saturday, as well England Takes on France next one (11 a.m. ET, the FOX app and the FOX Sports app). The winners will advance to play each other in the semifinals on Wednesday.

Here are the most important plays!

Morocco vs Portugal

6′: What could have been

Youssef Al-Nusairi I was That’s close to put Morocco on the board early, but his header was a little too high.

He attempted another header in the 26th minute, but that shot was missed on the right, and things remained scoreless.

31 ‘: Forbidden!

Portugal Joao Felix He made a big move near the half-hour mark, volleying a shot from outside the penalty area, but it was saved.

Moments later, Portugal’s DF Rafael Guerrero Try a throughball, however Gonzalo Ramos Caught offside.

42: Target!

Finally, En-Nesyri managed to connect with the net, and headed home to give Morocco a 1-0 lead with his header at the end of the first half.

Moroccan Youssef Al-Nesiri scores a goal against Portugal in the 42nd minute

Amazing lineup alert

Portuguese star Ronaldo fell to the bench for Portugal’s second consecutive match after being substituted in the starting line-up for Tuesday’s match against. Switzerland by 21-year-old Ramos, who scored a hat-trick in Portugal’s 6-1 thrashing, before finally coming in for Ramos in the 73rd minute.

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It was the first time the 37-year-old striker had not started a World Cup match since 2006. Reports emerged shortly after Ronaldo told coach Fernando Santos he was quitting after it was discovered he would not start for the national team – report on Since then, the Portuguese Football Federation has denied in a statement.

On Friday, him The manager spoke about all the discussions about Ronaldo’s situationsaying, “I think it’s time to leave Cristiano Ronaldo alone. In every press conference, 90% of the questions are about Cristiano Ronaldo.”

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