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Fernandes Gets 7.5, Otavio With 5.5 | Portugal Players Rated In Poor Loss Vs Morocco

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Abhinab Ghosh
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Portugal clashed heads with Morocco at the Al Thumama Stadium earlier today as they hoped to earn a positive result in the quarterfinal stage of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The Portuguese players made a solid start to the game but conceded the opening goal in the 42nd minute when Youssef En-Nesyri scored with a good header. Fernando Santos’ men went into the half-time break 1-0 down on the scoreline.

Portugal struggled to be decisive in the final third and crashed to a narrow 1-0 loss which knocked them out of the World Cup.

Let’s take a look at how each Portugal player fared during the clash against Morocco.

GK: Diogo Costa – 5.5/10

The Portuguese keeper made a couple of good saves but was at fault in the lead-up to Morocco’s goal.

RB: Diogo Dalot – 6.5/10

Dalot was strong in the air but was a bit untidy with his link-up play.

CB: Pepe – 6.5/10

Pepe won his fair share of aerial duels and was accurate with his passing.

CB: Ruben Dias – 6.5/10

He made a couple of crucial interceptions at the back but failed to keep a clean sheet.


LB: Raphael Guerreiro – 6/10

He struggled to influence the game and could last only 50 minutes.

CM: Bernardo Silva – 6.5/10

Silva made one decent chance in the final third but was mostly underwhelming today.

CM: Ruben Neves – 6/10

He made a couple of inviting opportunities in the Morocco half.

CM: Otavio – 7/10

Otavio got stuck in with some tackles and engineered some meaningful chances in the final third.

RW: Bruno Fernandes – 7.5/10

He created several good plays for others around him and made two decent runs with the ball.

ST: Goncalo Ramos – 6/10

Ramos struggled to make an impact and was replaced in the 68th minute.

LW: Joao Felix – 6/10

Felix had a few strikes at goal but failed to find the back of the net.


ST: Cristiano Ronaldo – 6/10

Ronaldo had some bright moments in the game but didn’t manage to score.

RB: Joao Cancelo – 6.5/10

He was tidy with his passing.

LW: Rafael Leao – 7/10

Leao was a constant menace in the opponent’s half.

CM: Vitinha – 6/10

He added some energy to Santos’ midfield.

RW: Ricardo Horta – 6/10

Horta offered very little after coming off the bench.

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