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Morocco vs Spain, FIFA WC 2022 Highlights: Morocco beat Spain 3-0 on penalties

Morocco vs Spain (MOR vs ESP) Highlights: The match between them had gone into extra time on Tuesday with the sides locked at 0-0 after 90 minutes.

By: Sports Desk
Updated: December 7, 2022 03:15 IST
Morocco's players celebrate after the penalty shootout at the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between Morocco and Spain, at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022. (AP Photo)

Morocco vs Spain (MOR vs ESP) Highlights: Spain succumbed to Morocco in the last 16 of the World Cup on Tuesday on penalty shootout, failing to convert even a single spot kick  The match between them had gone into extra time on Tuesday with the sides locked at 0-0 after 90 minutes.

Morocco created the best of only a few chances in the first half, including a close-range header by defender Nayef Aguerd that flew over while Marco Asensio hit the side-netting for Spain who dominated possession but failed to show real threat. Opportunities in the second period were also limited.

Lineups: Morocco: Yassine Bounou, Achraf Hakimi, Noussair Mazraoui, Nayef Aguerd, Romain Saiss (capt.), Sofyan Amrabat, Selim Amallah, Azzedine Ounahi, Hakim Ziyech, Soufiane Boufal, Youssef En-Nesyri; Spain: Unai Simon, Marcos Llorente, Aymeric Laporte, Rodri, Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets (capt.), Gavi, Pedri, Ferran Torres, Dani Olmo, Marco Asensio

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Morocco vs Spain Highlights: FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, MOR vs ESP Highlights below.

00:03 (IST)07 Dec 2022
Morocco vs Spain: As it happened

Morocco dumped Spain out of the World Cup in a last-16 penalty shootout on Tuesday with Spanish-born Achraf Hakimi scoring the decisive spot-kick after Spain squandered all three of their attempts, following a 0-0 draw over 120 minutes.

Hakimi, a product of the Real Madrid youth system, calmly slotted his penalty past Unai Simon in Spain’s goal to seal Morocco’s 3-0 win in the shootout. [Read more]

23:45 (IST)06 Dec 2022
Walid Regragui, ladies and gentlemen!
23:31 (IST)06 Dec 2022
Let's take a look at Achraf Hakimi's Wikipedia then....

23:28 (IST)06 Dec 2022
Mind boggling numbers, MIND BOGGLING!

Spain attempted 1050 passes. Morocco 331.
Spain had 63% possession. Morocco 20% (rest of 17% in contest).

23:28 (IST)06 Dec 2022
Achraf Hakimi time!

Achraf Hakimi walked towards the ball, took a deep breath out, took a measured run, and went for the middle. Boom. Goal. Game over. And he does a waddle in celebration with a big smile as he awaited his team-mates to mob him. A day before, he had said Spain should be afraid of them as they were group leaders. His coach had said they don’t care what Spanish media has to say about them; they are confident. In the end Hakimi and his men walked the talk. 

He is already has a viral moment this world cup when he kissed his mother after the 2-0 win over Belgium. She was waiting for him in the sidelines, with a Moroccan flag around her. She would plant a kiss on his cheeks, and he would kiss her forehead. He would remove his jersey and give her. The heartwarming picture went viral.

Read more: Achraf Hakimi’s penalty sinks Spain as Morocco go through to quarter-finals of World Cup

23:22 (IST)06 Dec 2022
WOW!

The Marrakesh Express keeps running in all its might at the 2022 World Cup. What a win. WHAT A WIN!

Against one of the favorites, the riches of Spain. Luis Enrique's words of players prepping for a penalty shootout with 1000 attempts come to mind. "Over a year ago, in many national camps we told players, 'You have homework ahead of the World Cup. You must take at least 1,000 penalties with the club'. You can't just train them when they're with the national team'," he had told reporters on Monday.

But just as the penalty shootout reached its climax, you had to think if the Spanish penalty takers did manage to do the aforementioned. Their Morocco counterparts surely did.

23:16 (IST)06 Dec 2022
Penalties: Hakimi to take Morocco's third

And he scores! Morocco have knocked Spain out of the World Cup!

MOR 3-0 ESP

23:16 (IST)06 Dec 2022
Penalties: Busquets to take Spain's 3rd

And it is a third straight miss for Spain. Bounou makes the save to his left. Morocco are on the brink!

MOR 2-0 ESP

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23:15 (IST)06 Dec 2022
Penalties: Banoune with Morocco's third

And Simon makes the stop! A first miss from Morocco.

MOR 2-0 ESP

23:14 (IST)06 Dec 2022
Penalties: Soler to take Spain's 2nd

And it is saved down the right by Bounou! Morocco lead after two kicks!

MOR 2-0 ESP

23:13 (IST)06 Dec 2022
Penalties: Ziyech with Morocco's second

And the Chelsea winger converts, burries it in the middle.

MOR 2-0 ESP

23:12 (IST)06 Dec 2022
Penalties: Sarabia with Spain's first kick

And he hits the post! Morocco lead after the first kick of both teams.

MOR 1-0 ESP

23:11 (IST)06 Dec 2022
Penalties: Morocco to go first

Sabiri sets up to take the first kick. A short run up. AND HE SCORES.

MOR 1-0 ESP

23:09 (IST)06 Dec 2022
Trivia time!
23:08 (IST)06 Dec 2022
Both the teams did come agonizingly close to scoring!
23:05 (IST)06 Dec 2022
FULLTIME!

Sarabia is open to the right of the Morocco goal but his first time volley is inches away from making it 1-0. And that will do it as the referee blows his whistle.

No. No. No. No. That was the answer to the question for if there were any goals in each of the halves of the regulation time and extra time in this one. Penalties it is. For the second night in a row. Get those airbags ready.

MOR 0-0 ESP 

23:02 (IST)06 Dec 2022
120': Added time

Three more minutes of added time at the end of the extra time to try and put this to rest.

MOR 0-0 ESP

23:02 (IST)06 Dec 2022
119': Morocco make a change

Azzedine Ounahi goes off for Badr Benoun, who makes his first appearance at this World Cup.

MOR 0-0 ESP

23:01 (IST)06 Dec 2022
118': Spain make a change

With penalties becoming a more likely reality, Sarabia replaces Williams, who had been a live wire ever since he came on as a sub in the second half.

MOR 0-0 ESP

22:59 (IST)06 Dec 2022
116': Now Spain counter

Morocco lose the ball with numbers spread out in the Spain half and on the counter Nico Williams sets up Alvaro Morata, who blasts towards the left channel but his final through pass to Balde in the box is too heavy and runs out for a goal kick.

MOR 0-0 ESP

Morocco vs Spain (MOR vs ESP) FIFA World Cup 2022 Highlights:

We deserve respect … Spain have to be afraid of us, says Morocco’s Achraf Hakimi

Moroccan striker Achraf Hakimi and his mother Saida Mou. (Twitter/AchrafHakimi)

“We were first in the group, and I think we already deserve a little respect. I think Spain knows it, and they have to be a little afraid of us. They have to be afraid of us, the truth,” Achraf Hakimi has said.

Even as Morocco stunned the football world with their 2-0 win over Belgium, their prized defender Achraf Hakimi, who has played for PSG alongside Leo Messi, ran towards the sidelines to meet his mother, who was wearing the Moroccan flag. She would plant a kiss on his cheeks, and he would kiss her forehead. He would remove his jersey and give her. The heartwarming picture went viral. (READ MORE)

FIFA World Cup: For Morocco, Hakim has the cure

Morocco's Hakim Ziyech, foreground, celebrates after scoring his side's opening goal besides team mate Azzedine Ounahi during the World Cup group F soccer match between Canada and Morocco at the Al Thumama Stadium in Doha , Qatar, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

After the Canada game, Hakim Ziyech jumped over the advertisement board onto the edge of the fence where a large section of Moroccan fans were chanting his name.

He clambered onto the slim concrete fence, flung his shirt at a young fan, stretched his arms, and drew a heart with his hand. The delirious fans could have swarmed him but for the panicked guards, shouting at them. Ziyech, though, would hold his pose for a minute, for them to twist around and capture selfies. Some of the fans wanted to kiss him, some hug him, but he would soon climb down the fence to the relief of the guards. He then disappeared into the tunnel, brought some more of his shirts and hurled them into the stands. He basked in the glow of love from the stands. (READ MORE)

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First published on: 06-12-2022 at 18:31 IST
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