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Twitter erupts as Cristiano Ronaldo inspires Portugal to their first victory

Muhammad Saad
22.60K   //    20 Jun 2018, 19:39 IST

Portugal v Morocco: Group B - 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

Morocco got the match underway in what turned out to be a crackerjack at the end.

With only four minutes on the clock, needless to say, Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring for Portugal, becoming the all-time leading European international goal-scorer as he surpassed Ferenc Puskás.

The Real Madrid megastar received the ball from João Moutinho's cross after he skilfully flung himself away from the Moroccan defender, easily heading it past Munir to put Portugal ahead. The goal also saw him lead the Golden Boot race with 4 goals in 2 matches.

The Navigators then held on to their lead to take away all three points from the match.

Here's how Twitter reacted to the nail-biting encounter.

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"Sport has the power to change the world…it has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair. It is more powerful than government in breaking down racial barriers."
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