World Cup 2018: Wednesday June 20 Match Results

Small teams played great football today in the middle and defended well, their attack also created some chances but they could not convert these chances into goals, as all three underdogs lost the match by only one goal.

Portugal 1-0 Morocco

After a thrilling contest Portugal beat Morocco by 1-0, Ronaldo’s goal was decisive in the end which he scored in the 4th minute of the match with a great header in the right corner of the post. Morocco played really well and tried hard to score but there were many chances that were wasted by the Morrocan players.

Ronaldo scored header against Morocco
World Cup – Group B – Portugal vs Morocco – Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow, Russia – June 20, 2018 Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring their first goal REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

Portugal vs Morocco Match Stats

Portugal  Team Stats Morocco
10 Shots 14
2 Shots on Target 4
45% Possession 55%
19 Fouls 23
1 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
1 Off Side 1
5 Corners 7

 

Uruguay 1-0 Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia was beaten by Uruguay after a nail-biting match but like Portugal, Uruguay scored early and then they were able to retain their lead despite the efforts of Saudi Arabia team.

Suarez puts it into the net after the Saudi goalkeeper is unable to touch the ball

Uruguay vs Saudi Arabia match stats

Saudi Arabia Team Stats Uruguay
8 Shots 13
2 Shots on Target 3
53% Possession 47%
13 Fouls 10
0 Yellow Cards 0
0 Red Cards 0
2 Off Side 1
4 Corners 3

 

Spain 1-0 Iran

It was admiring to see how Iran kept Spain quite in most of the match, but a bad clear by a defender deflected on to Diego Costa and went into the goal, Iran’s goalkeeper was also not at his best to save the ball. After that, it was hard to see Iran progressing and fighting to their last breath but not getting the goal. at one time Iran scored the goal and they were celebrating but VAR suggested otherwise and the player was offside.

Spain got lucky as the clearance shot from the Iranian defender deflected on to Diego Costa’s leg and went into the Goal

Spain vs Iran match stats

Spain Team Stats Iran
18 Shots 7
5 Shots on Target 0
78% Possession 22%
14 Fouls 14
0 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
1 Off Side 2
6 Corners 2
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