Morocco vs Spain: Morocco beat Spain after Hakimi scored the fourth penalty for the North African side to advance into Qaurterfinals of FIFA World Cup 2022.
Morocco vs Spain: Morocco stuns Spain in the Penalties
The first Arab World Cup has produced the Arab world’s first quarter-finalist.
Morocco became only the fourth African country to reach the quarter-finals of the World Cup. After defeating Spain 3-0 in a penalty shootout after a 0-0 draw in extra time in Al Rayyan, Qatar, they advanced.
The Moroccans were in only their second knockout round of a World Cup, which was held in the Middle East for the first time in its nearly 100-year history.
“We felt the support of our fans, whether in Morocco or anywhere else in the world,” said Morocco goalkeeper Yassine Bounou, who plays for Sevilla in Spain and saved two of the three penalties he faced.
Achraf Hakimi scored the deciding penalty successfully. Hakimi was born in Madrid and previously played for Real Madrid. Morocco also had goals from Abdelhamid Sabiri and Hakim Ziyech, who returned to the national team after a disagreement with the previous coach.
Pablo Sarabia, Carlos Soler, and Sergio Busquets missed the penalty for the Spanish side as the Moroccan goalkeeper ‘Yassine Bono’ saved three penalty. Alongwith the missing list, Sarabia hitting the post.
Both regulation and extra time ended in a 0-0 tie.