The problem with watching Cristiano Ronaldo

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He is now top of the World Cup goalscoring leaderboard having netted a hat-trick in Portugal's opening Group B match against Spain on June 15.

Real Madrid forward Ronaldo was at his breathtaking best on Friday night as Portugal clinched an unlikely point against Spain, and he maintained his sublime form in today's Group B clash with Morocco. "We started well, with good pace, but Iran are a very tough team, it's very hard to score against them".

"We qualified for the World Cup after 20 years and showed we can play football".

The victor of the group will face off against the runner-up of Group A, which will be either Russian Federation or Egypt, while the runner-up will face the victor of Group A.

"This goatee? It's a joke I had with [Ricardo] Quaresma", he said in a post match interview following Portugal's 1-0 victory over Morocco with him proving to be the difference once more.

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As the internet was arguing over whether Ronaldo's facial hair is some kind of statement, the reigning Ballon d'Or victor quickly put Portugal in front in just the fourth minute of the contest.

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I am sure they are more skillful and better bowlers in one of most powerful nations in cricket". "Their top three are brutal". The total surpassed England's previous record 444 scored two years ago against Pakistan, also at Trent Bridge.

The problem with watching Cristiano Ronaldo play soccer is that he is Cristiano Ronaldo, and he doesn't play soccer so much as he plays himself: Cristiano Ronaldo, super star.

The only player to have scored more global goals is Iran's Ali Daei on 109 goals. Wednesday's goal brings Ronaldo's total to a tournament-leading four and it's hard to see anyone slowing him down now. 'We knew how to suffer,' he said.

Spain would be first in the group if they beat Morocco and if Portugal fail to secure a win against Iran.

Spain's goal forced the Iranians to be more adventurous and again, they can be proud of their attempts to find an equaliser as they tested the central-defensive pairing of Sergio Ramos and Gerard Piqué on a regular basis.

Portugal and Spain both now have four points, although Hierro's charges top the group courtesy of having received fewer yellow cards than their European counterparts.

"Nobody is winning easily at the World Cup, we've had it as hard as we thought", Hierro explained in a post-match interview with Telecinco.