Disappointed Morocco coach Herve Renard said his side could take pride from their performances in Russian Federation despite being out of the running to qualify for the knockout stages.
When they did manage to stop appealing and concentrate on playing, Morocco looked unsafe and were the dominant side in the second half.
Morocco knew defeat would spell the end of their 2018 World Cup hopes and they were outstanding for most of the encounter, dominating possession against Fernando Santos defensive-minded outfit. We have to play like we did in the European Championship two years ago.
With only four minutes on the clock, needless to say, Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring for Portugal, becoming the all-time leading European worldwide goal-scorer as he surpassed Ferenc Puskás.
The Navigators then held on to their lead to take away all three points from the match. "He had a dream debut at this tournament but you also have to remember all the work he puts in to make it happen".
The Moroccan football team challenged the Portuguese team with their counter-attacks and defensive skills during the game against Portugal.
Ronaldo's four goals tops the individual scoring chart at the World Cup. "A coach who loses is never right", he said.
Morocco wasn't almost as fortunate in its opener, conceding a 95th-minute own goal from Aziz Bouhaddouz to suffer a 1-0 loss to Iran.
The Saudis' preparations were jolted by a mid-air mishap on Monday when the plane carrying them to Rostov suffered a fire in one of its engines.
The goal also moved him on to four goals in two games at Russian Federation 2018 - already more than at his total of three goals at three previous World Cups.
A grinning Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev posted a photo on Facebook of him watching the Egypt game with his Belarussian counterpart Andrei Kobyakov.