Before the match Portugal coach Fernando Santos said his team must not exclusively rely on their captain but, once again, it was Ronaldo who proved to be the match victor, though his performance was not as spectacular as his display in the 3-3 against Spain. "Any game at the World Cup is hard".
Portugal's 3-3 draw with Spain also leaves them in an uncertain position, but although they remain favourites finish in the top two alongside their neighbours, Santos recognises the danger involved in Wednesday's meeting (Live on RTÉ2, 1pm).
If anyone thought Portugal were a one-man team at this World Cup, last Friday's match only reinforced such an opinion. We're used to that nearly, not only in the last match but his career as a whole. We've tried to continue improving what we did well and rectify what we didn't do so well, but it's two or three days, we don't have magic dust.
"They lost their first game but it happens and now they will focus on winning and will try their best", the AC Milan forward said.
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Fernando Santos has no injury concerns heading into the game. "We work with a single goal which is to honour our country and jersey".
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"I hope this is going to be a good match for us". "I share some responsibility in talking about the choices I've made".
And the Real Madrid man is now only behind Iran legend Ali Daei (109 goals) in the all-time rankings.
"To me it's nothing new about Cristiano Ronaldo", the 35-year-old said.
The Morocco defender Nabil Dirar added: "Tomorrow will be a final for us, an important battle".
Midfielder Joao Mario was included in Portugal's starting line-up for the World Cup Group B match against Morocco on Tuesday in the only change from the team which started the 3-3 draw against Spain. "We will give our life on the pitch".