Ronaldo says Portugal must improve after Morocco win

Uruguay Qualifies for Last-16 Spain Portugal Win

Uruguay Qualifies for Last-16 Spain Portugal Win

Ronaldo surpassed Hungarian legend Ferenc Puskas as Europe´s all-time leading scorer with 85 global goals as Portugal moved top of Group B ahead of Spain´s game against Iran in Kazan.

Ronaldo, 33, followed his hat trick in last Friday's 3-3 draw with Spain by scoring his 85th career goal for Portugal in the Russian capital to overtake Puskas, who played for Hungary from 1945 to 1956 and for whom Federation Internationale de Football Association has named its Goal of the Year Award. If you think of it like tennis, we had one match point today and we will have another against Portugal.

They even thought they had stunned Spain on 64 minutes as Saeid Ezatolahi fired home from close-range, but the goal was ruled out for offside after a VAR consultation.

Ahead of him, only Iran's Ali Daei, whose seemingly unbreakable total of 109 looks that little bit more vulnerable now. "I managed to score a goal, it was great for me".

But while the diminutive Argentinean was underwhelming in his team's World Cup opener - an surprise draw against underdogs Iceland in which Messi missed a penalty - CR7 has been nothing short of brilliant on the world's biggest stage.

"In Portugal, it is a common gesture to touch your chin".

It took just four minutes in Portugal's second match for Ronaldo to score his fourth goal of Russian Federation 2018.

The veteran forward notched his third goal in two games when Ramin Rezaeian's attempted clearance bounced off the Spaniard's leg and into the net in the 54th minute.

Next up: Morocco will play Spain, and Portugal will face Iran at 2 p.m. ET on Monday.

Portugal emerged triumphant in France two years ago by doing the minimum necessary to win games, with coach Fernando Santos saying he was happy for them to be considered the tournament's ugly ducklings.

Win or draw, and they'll remain a chance of advancing.

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