The Russian capital will play host to the second round of the Group B match as Portugal and Morocco take on each other battling it out to save hopes for qualifying to the knockout stage.
Cristiano Ronaldo and co. obviously enter this game as pretty clear favourites, especially after the superb effort put on against Iberian rivals Spain on the second day of the tournament.
Morocco conceded a last-gasp goal to get away from the opening round tie with Iran; empty-handed in spite of the promising start to the affair. The North Africans now have a mountain to climb in what is a must-win clash against Portugal on Wednesday afternoon.
Bernardo Silva disappointed in the clash against Spain and Portuguese fans certainly expect much more from him against Morocco.
The defensive line with 35-year-old Pepe and 34-year-old Jose Fonte looks to be extremely vulnerable.
Ayoub El Kaabi, who packed 11 goals in 11 internationals, is expected to lead the line once again for Morocco
Portugal likely starting XI
Rui Patricio – Pepe, Fonte, Soares, Guerreiro – Bernardo Silva, Joao Moutinho, William Carvalho, Bruno Fernandes – Guedes, Ronaldo.
Morocco likely starting XI
Munir – Benatia, Saiss, Amrabat, Hakimi – El Ahmadi, Boussoufa – Ziyech, Belhanda, Harit – El Kaabi.
All eyes will be on Cristiano Ronaldo again after that late freekick against Spain. If he is in the mood, then his country will have maximum points on Wednesday.
Portugal 3 – 0 Morocco
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