Morocco vs Portugal highlights: En Nesyri’s goal breaks Ronaldo and sets a new record for Africa and the Arab nation in World Cup history
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The Atlas Lions of Morocco set a new record for world football as the first African country to qualify for the semi-final of the FIFA World Cup.
North Africa’s Di Kontri set the record after a tough win over Portugal for the Qatar 2022 quarterfinal match.
Di match held for the stadium di Al Athumama with Morocco beat Portugal 1-0.
Coach Fernando Santos and bench captain Cristiano Ronaldo retain the same team and formation we used to beat Switzerland 6-1 in the round of 16.
But the Moroccans surprised Portugal with a 42-minute prison sentence for Youssef En Nesyri.
Later, they changed the formation to start playing a defensive game to withstand the pressure of attacks from Ronaldo and my men.
With the win, Morocco becomes the third country to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup semi-final, joining Croatia and Argentina.
Morocco was down to 10 men as Walid Cheddira picked up two yellow cards in the space of 60 seconds.
89min Opportunity for Cristiano Ronaldo but Bono maintains his composure.
Portugal is running out of time. Morocco dey coast to victory
86min Corner kick for Portugal but Morocco pushes and comes out.
81mins Santos doesn’t look too happy with dey siddon by di bench
80mins Morocco shootout gidigba and tries to keep Portugal at bay.
Portugal brings another attacker in- Ricardo Horta by José Diogo Dalot
74th minute After Silva failed to concede he made enough contact for Fernandes’ free-kick from the left touchline, Morocco temporarily moved away from the ball, but that didn’t last long as Portugal were soon relegated again; enclosing the entire Moroccan XI within the defensive third.
The first yellow card of the match was for Achraf Dari for a tackle on Leao on the right flank.
Morocco replaces goalscorer Youssef En-Nesyri with Badr Benoun
60mins Fernandes fires a free kick from central position into the box, but one of the Morocco defenders heads away.
Morocco came within 30 minutes of becoming the first African team to reach the World Cup semifinals. Dem fit, am I?
Opportunity for Gonçalo Ramos, but the hero of the hat-trick against Switzerland plants him on his head. Dat na great opportunity to call but e does not work!
Bad news for Morocco. The captain of Dia, Romain Saiss, still does not fit.
I am the replacement na Achraf Dari wey dey make im fifth senior appearance for im kontri.
I’m working to stop Cristiano Ronaldo!
51min SUBSTITUTION for Portugal
Cristiano Ronaldo enters the pitch for the 196th cap to replace Ruben Neves. Joao Cancelo by Rafael Guerrero
46 minutes Portugal win the first corner within the first 90 seconds of the second half but there is no gel
Halftime Morocco 1-0 Portugal
I gave Atlas Lion 45 minutes from a place for the semifinal.
42min Goal!!!!!! Morocco 1-0 Portugal
Youssef En-Nesyri gives Morocco the lead
31 minutes CLOSED! Joao Félix has looked well ahead and almost unlocked the Moroccan defense with a first shot that deflected off Jawad El Yamiq and flew just over the bar.
Joao Félix finds himself with a dropped ball with a driven half-volley from the edge of the box, and Joao Félix sees his attempted goal blocked from point-blank range by El Yamiq, who had previously failed to clear his lines. It was a rare opening in this first half for the Selecao!
23mins Bruno Fernadenz headbutts the Moroccan goalkeeper
21 minutes Morocco wins the second corner but does not show up at the end
20 minutes No show, no goals from either side so far
15 minutes Portugal so far for this game does not have 79 percent of possession.
12′ Free kick for Portugal.
9mins Joao Félix almost escapes to the left side of the box, but loses touch when they try to catch a cross ball that allows Hakimi to intervene.
7mins Morocco responds sharply with an attack from their own hand and ends with a chance that flies over the bar, but there is no offside.
6mins Ogbonge chance for Portugal!
A free kick lands for the Morocco box and Joao Félix forces Bono to fly in for a save.
3mins Whistles are blown around the stadium as Moroccan fans protest an early period of Portuguese possession. Di Selecao carefully keeps the ball inside his own half.
Alignments Morocco vs Portugal
Morocco: Bono, Hakimi, El Yamiq, Saïss, Attiat-Allah, Ounahi, S Amrabat, Amallah, Ziyech, En-Nesyri, Boufal.
Portugal: Diogo Costa, Dalot, Pepe, Rúben Dias, Guerreiro, Bernardo Silva, Neves, Otávio, Bruno Fernandes, Gonçalo Ramos, João Félix
Morocco vs Portugal team news
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Walid Regragui was left without the services of West Ham defender Nayef Aguerd after the player suffered an injury during the match against Spain.
Romain Saiss and Sofyan Amrabat also remain doubtful to make the starting lineup due to injury concerns.
Portugal’s all-time top scorer and captain, Cristiano Ronaldo, is once again on the bench.
Dis na becos coach Fernando Santos fit into the same lineup we used to beat Switzerland.
Goncalo Ramos gp plays the game for Morocco with a lot of confidence after scoring a hat-trick for the big 6-1 win.
Nuno Mendes and Danilo Pereira remain doubts to play a role in the game; However, Ruben Dias will continue matching Pepe backwards.