Morocco vs Spain: What a nail-biting football match we just witnessed on Tuesday evening between Morocco & Spain in the Round of 16 of the Qatar World Cup. Moroccan goalkeeper Yassine Bounou came forward to the rescue of Morocco in the penalty shootout. Morocco knocked out Spain on penalties to reach the FIFA World Cup quarterfinals for the first time in history.
In the 90 minutes of the game, Spain and Morocco tried their best to reach a result, but they were unable to do so. After the 90 minutes, extra 30 minutes were added to the game to get the winner. But after 120 minutes they couldn’t break down the deadlock at all. Spain had the most scoring opportunities. But the defense of the Morocco side is sensational today. They remained alert throughout the match of 120 minutes and force the match into penalties. In the penalty shootout, the goalkeeper of Morocco showed some exceptional reflexes and save the 3 out of 3 shots of Spain in penalty shootout.
After the toss has been completed, the goalkeepers line up with Morocco to throw first, then toward Moroccan-colored fans.
Penalties: Sabiri scores! Morocco 1-0 Spain
FIRST PENALTY: Sabiri moves it to the right, and SIMON moves to the opposite side! Morocco goes 1-0 up.
Spain Missed! Morocco 1-0 Spain
Sarabia tries for the right bottom corner but hits on the right post and missed. Advantage Morocco.
Ziyech Scores! Morocco 2-0 Spain
Ziyech hit the ball straight down the middle.
Soler missed the 2nd one! Morocco 2-0 Spain
Bounou is on it when Soler goes right, and he climbs behind it to get the Moroccan fans out of their seats.
Benoun misses for Morocco! Morocco 2-0 Spain
Simon was right when he guessed that the Moroccan defender would go left. Big save by Spain. As their hope continues. Scores remain the same. Morocco 2-0 Spain.
Another miss! Now Busquets misses! Morocco 2-0 Spain
Busquets goes left but it is saved again by the Moroccan goalkeeper. He saved all of these three shots of Spain in penalties. Morocco is just a goal away to go through the Quarter Final.
Hakimi steps up Morocco to the Quarters! Morocco 3-0 Spain
As Simon makes the decision to go left, Hakimi makes a lovely little chip, putting Morocco into the last eight with a famous victory over Spain!
It’s hard to hear the noise. Hugs and high-fives to loved ones are exchanged in the stands amid huge celebrations. As the Moroccan players express their gratitude to their fans for providing an exhilarating atmosphere throughout the tournament, some of the fans are crying.
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