In a game where Luis Enrique’s Spain were the rightful favourites to go through the quarter-finals, the team from Africa experienced a miracle as they defeated the 2010 World Champions which is now simply historic.
Since the first whistle, both teams were giving it their all and hence they weren’t able to break down each other’s defence in order to score a goal. And surprisingly this intensity continued on till the end of 90 minutes and even after extra time these sides couldn’t be separated, despite Spain having some of the best chances in the game.
Morocco beats Spain in Penalties
The game was to be then decided with a penalty shootout. Spain were dreadful from the spot as they missed all three of their penalty kicks. Pablo Sarabia, Carlos Soler and their captain Sergio Busquets all missed, giving Morocco the perfect chance to progress.
So then Achraf Hakimi was presented with the chance to send his country through to a first-ever World Cup quarter-final, the PSG star showed nerves of steel as he scored the winning penalty with the audacity to panenka it.
So from then on it was an absolute party for Morocco, whereas for Spain it was a total nightmare as now they have been knocked out of the World Cup in the Round of 16, case of penalties for the second consecutive time as last time out they were beaten by Russia. Now that the African side are quarter-finalists, they’ll play Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal to fight for a place in the semis.