Morocco beat Portugal 1-0 on Saturday in the quarterfinal of the FIFA World Cup, thanks to an amazing performance. The only score between the two teams was Youssef En-goal Nesyri's in the 42nd minute, which led to a disappointing campaign for Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal. In the quarterfinal, Ronaldo started on the bench once more and entered the game early in the second half, but he was unable to help his team break the tie.
Morocco is making its first appearance in the FIFA World Cup semifinals, and the team will compete against either England or the defending champions France for a spot in the championship game.
Thanks to a stunning headed goal by Youssef En-Nesyri, Morocco became the first ever African nation to advance to the semi-finals.
To meet a Yahya Attiat-Allah cross in the 42nd minute, En-Nesyri leaped above the Portugal defenders. He got just enough of his head on the ball to tip it past goalkeeper Diogo Costa, who misunderstood the ball's path and collided with his own defender.
While Morocco was scoring, Portugal found it difficult to get past their defence. Bruno Fernandes came the closest for Portugal when his shot off the crossbar.
Six minutes after the break, Cristiano Ronaldo came off the bench, but he was unable to save his team from a loss because he failed to make a single attempt on goal.
This could be more painful for the fans of Ronaldo as his journey of the international football ends in 2022 with a match loss. Cristiano Ronaldo has given so much to the world of football and to his fans. His international football journey ends but he will always be a GOAT (Greatest Of All Time) player.
Ronaldo scored one goal with the penalty kick and awarded as Player of The Match in Portugal VS Ghana.