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How Gary Lineker reacted to Cristiano Ronaldo's goal vs Morocco on Twitter

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Cristiano Ronaldo was in World Cup action once again on Wednesday afternoon.

Fans had never been so exited to see the Real Madrid star in action at the competition after his remarkable performance against Spain last week.

Ronaldo scored as many goals in one game as he had in his previous three World Cup competitions.

The five-time Ballon d'Or winner scored a penalty in the opening minutes, profited from a David de Gea error before half-time and equalised in dramatic fashion from a late free-kick. 

As a result, fans were keen to see whether the 33-year-old could maintain his brilliant form into his second group game against Morocco.

Ronaldo impressing at World Cup

Although the opponents provided a considerably easier challenge on paper, there were worries that Portugal could enter the game feeling complacent.

Those very fears were dispelled within the opening five minutes of the game, though.

Portugal played a short corner to Joao Moutinho who delivered a teasing ball across the six-yard box.

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Lineker posts brilliant tweet

Who was there to meet it? You know who.

Ronaldo found the net with a diving header, making it four goals in Russia after less than 100 minutes played.

And it caught the attention of Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker who, despite all his love and preference for Lionel Messi, couldn't help taking to Twitter.

Check out his reaction below:

He's pretty much summed up Ronaldo there, let's be honest.

For all the criticism he gets for all his self-confidence, he is always striving to improve himself, break records and score as many goals as possible.

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This particular trait has seldom been so apparent than at this summer's World Cup.

At the time of writing, Portugal continue to lead the game 1-0 and whether Ronaldo adds to his tally in the remaining minutes or later in the tournament, he's already made quite the impact.

Messi failed to respond in his opening game for Argentina, but there's still plenty of time for a response. Watch this space.

Do you think Ronaldo is the greatest of all time? Have your say in the comments section below.

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Gary Lineker
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Spain Football
Real Madrid
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