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Penalty drama: Spain doesn't score once - Hakimi chips Morocco into the World Cup quarter-finals


Penalty drama: Spain doesn't score once - Hakimi chips Morocco into the World Cup quarter-finals Created: 07/12/2022, 08:02 By: Corbinian Kothny Morocco is in the World Cup quarterfinals. The Atlas Lions beat Spain after a highly dramatic penalty shootout. Spain is out. The live ticker. Morocco 3-0 Spain on penalties (0-0, 0-0, 0-0) Morocco vs Spain: Spain fail to score on penalties Morocco vs

Penalty drama: Spain doesn't score once - Hakimi chips Morocco into the World Cup quarter-finals

Created: 07/12/2022, 08:02

By: Corbinian Kothny

Morocco is in the World Cup quarterfinals.

The Atlas Lions beat Spain after a highly dramatic penalty shootout.

Spain is out.

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The sensation is perfect.

Morocco eliminated Spain on penalties.

After a very tough 120 minutes, both teams consequently parted ways without goals.

In the penalty shoot-out, Spain completely lost their nerve.

La Roja missed all three of their penalties and didn't score themselves.

Morocco stayed cooler and in the end it was Hakimi who chipped his home country into the quarter-finals of the World Cup.

Portugal or Switzerland is waiting there.

Morocco 3-0 Spain on pens (0-0, 0-0, 0-0)

Lineup Morocco:

Bono - Hakimi, Aguerd (84' El Yamiq), Saiss, Mazraoui (82' Attiyayt Allah) - Ounahi (119' Banoun), Amrabat, Amallah (82' Sabiri) - Ziyech, En-Nesyri (82' Cheddira), Boufal (66' Ezzalzouli)

Lineup Spain:

Unai Simon - M. Llorente, Rodrigo, Laporte, Alba (98' Balde) - Busquets, Gavi (63' Soler), Pedri - F. Torres (76' N. Williams, 119' Sarabia)), Dani Olmo (98' Olmo), Asensio (63' Morata)



Penalties shoot:

1-0 Sabiri, X Sarabia denies against the post, 2-0 Ziyech, X Soler denies to Bono, X Banoun denies to Simon, X Busquets denies to Bono, 3-0 Hakimi

Morocco is in the World Cup quarterfinals.

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2:0 - That doesn't exist.

Busquets also fails.

Morocco needs another goal.

2:0 - Now Banoun fails too.

It remains exciting.

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2-0 WOW!

Soler, also a substitute, is denied by Bono.

Now it will be very difficult for Spain.

2:0 - Ziyech dry in the middle.

Morocco increased.

1-0 - AMAZING!

Substitute Sarabia puts the ball against the post.

1:0 - Sabiri meets casually.

Morocco takes the lead.


It comes to the ultimatum.

Morocco and Spain battle it out on penalties for a place in the quarter-finals of the World Cup.

Morocco vs Spain live today: Penalty shootout


120th minute +3:

Then they still exist, the huge chance to make it 1-0 for Spain.

Sarabia takes the ball after a cross volley.



It's going to a penalty shootout.

120th minute +1:

Meanwhile, there are three minutes on top.

120 minutes:

Morocco also changes.

Banoun comes in for the shootout.

119 minutes:

Sarabia comes in for Williams, who was only substituted on.

A clear sign of the penalty shootout.

115 minutes:

Again Cheddira is sent on the journey and again the Morocco striker is expired.

That's not enough to crack the Spanish defense.

114 minutes:

For the time being, however, Saiss continues.

111 minutes:

Saiss is now on the ground.

It would be very bitter if Morocco's second centre-back also had to leave the field.

It pinches in the thigh.

108 minutes:

Meanwhile, Luis Enrique complains about the time wasted by the North Africans.

Spain want to decide before penalties but have to be careful not to run into a counterattack.

106 minutes:

It goes on.

Morocco tries it straight from the kick-off.

Goal kick.


after another corner from Spain, the first 15 minutes of extra time are over without a goal.

Is there a decision before the penalty shootout?


104 minutes: That must be 1-0 for Morocco.

Cheddira comes to the end completely free after a grandiose ball from nine meters and actually only has to push the ball in.

However, the ball is too out of place and Simon can deflect the ball with his foot.


103 minutes:

Rodri tries it from 35 meters.

That actually describes the game quite well.

98 minutes:

Spain changes again twice.

Balde and Fati replace Olmo and Alba.

95 minutes: Then it is there, the huge opportunity for Morocco.

Sabiri is completely free after a slip, but is run out by Laporte.

But would have been offside.

94 minutes:

Unsurprisingly, nothing changes in the course of the game.

Spain in possession, Morocco is on the defensive.

Morata and Hakimi in discussion.

© Imago

91 minutes:

Let's continue.

Is there a decision in the next 30 minutes?


We're going into overtime.

Spain and Morocco go goalless after 90 minutes.

Morocco vs Spain live today: no goals - it goes to extra time


90 minutes +5:

And then the goal almost happens.

A free-kick from Olmo goes through friend and foe.

Bono must use all his skill to defuse the ball.

90 minutes + 2:

Simon comes under pressure again.

The Spain keeper takes his time and is just about able to knock the ball away.

90 minutes:

There are five minutes on top.

90 minutes:

Saiss puts Olmo on the left and sees the yellow card.

85 minutes:

Aguerd also has to leave the field due to injury.

El Yamiq replaces It is Morocco's fifth change.

82 minutes:

Spain is now in the dangerous zone.

Morata's shot from an extremely acute angle ends up on the side.

Morocco, on the other hand, made three changes.

Bayern professional Mazraoui is also leaving the field.

80 minutes:

Not much is happening here at the moment.

The last dangerous action still dates from the first half.

There is currently a lot to suggest that it will go into overtime.

77 minutes:

Laporte sees the first yellow card of the game.

The centre-back is late against Hakimi.

76 minutes:

Spain changes for the third time.

Nico Williams replaces Ferran Torres.

69 minutes:

From Morocco now comes offensive as good as anything.

The North Africans are still firmly on the defensive, but there is no relief.

66 minutes:

Morocco also makes a change.

Ezzalzouli replaces Boufal.

64 minutes:

Spain changes for the first time.

Carlos Soler and Alvaro Morata replace Gavi and Asensio.

61 minutes:

The Moroccan fans, on the other hand, continue to whip their team forward.

The mood in the stands is currently much better than the game.

55 minutes:

Olmo pulls it straight at goal from a tight angle on his second attempt.

However, Bono punches the ball away.

53 minutes:

Spain now with a dangerous free-kick position.

Asensio wants to run quickly, but is called back.

49 minutes:

Unchanged picture after half.

Spain continued to have a lot of possession, but without the necessary penetration.

46 minutes:

Let's continue.

Both teams come out of the dressing room unchanged.


And then there is a break.

It's a very exciting game, but it can't yet shine with offensive highlights.

Morocco acts from a compact defensive and tries again and again to put pinpricks.

Spain, on the other hand, have a lot of ball possession and a good chance of taking the lead through Asensio.


45 minutes:

There is one minute on top.

42nd Minute:

If something is going on in Morocco, it is mostly via Boufal.

Again, the winger lets a Spaniard get out in a one-on-one and crosses the ball dangerously into the middle.

But then they can't bring the ball decisively onto the goal.

39 minutes:

It remains a tough game.

Except for the two chances from Spain there is not much to see offensively.

Whoever scores the first goal here today has a good chance of moving into the quarter-finals.

33 minutes:

The game is now calming down again.

Mazraoui just tries it from 30 meters.

No problems for Simon.

Morocco and Spain are fighting for the World Cup quarterfinals.

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27 minutes:

The next chance for Spain.

Asensio takes the ball with a half-volley.

outside net!

26 minutes:

There is the first excitement of the game.

Morocco gambled away during construction and suddenly Torres was alone in front of the goal, but put the ball on the crossbar.

However, Torres would have been ruled offside.

22 minutes:

The fans have not yet seen any real chances to score.

Spain are struggling in attack, while Morocco rely on counterattacks and set pieces.

17 minutes:

If this continues, it will be a real test of patience for the Spaniards today.

Morocco is ultra-compact on the defensive.

The "La Roja" so far with 66 percent ball possession.

13 minutes:

Bono proves that Morocco is capable of a lot here.

The Moroccan goalkeeper is run high, but doesn't even think about hitting the ball and lets Olmo fold.

Fine scene.

12 minutes:

Hakimi with the first shot on goal of the game.

However, the full-back from Morocco aimed a tad too high when attempting a free kick.

Achraf Hakimi and Dani Olmo are fighting for a place in the World Cup quarter-finals.


7 minutes:

As expected, Spain has significantly more possession of the ball in the first few minutes.

Morocco are acting from an organized defensive line and will always try quick counterattacks.

Morocco vs. Spain live today: "La Roja" before the away game at the Education City Stadium

4 minutes:

The atmosphere in Education City Stadium is outstanding.

Spain are facing a real “away game” here today.

The Moroccan fans ensure a decent noise level.

1st minute:

The game is on.

Spain kick off and play from right to left.


Update from December 6, 3:53 p.m .:

It is served.

Both teams are running in.

The stadium is full and Morocco has a clear advantage here.

Most of the fans come from North Africa.

Update from December 6, 3:46 p.m .:

On paper, the Spaniards are certainly the favorites.

However, if you look at the performances of both teams, Morocco certainly doesn't have to hide.

The North Africans advanced to the knockout stage in a strong group with Belgium and Morocco top of the group.

Update from December 6, 3:36 p.m .: Incidentally,

the two teams have only met once in World Cup history.

At the 2018 World Cup in Russia, the teams drew 2-2 in the preliminary round.

Update from December 6, 2:56 p.m .:

The lineups are there.

There are no big surprises in the starting XI for the Spaniards.

However, Llorente starts in the right-back position and not Carvajal or Azpilicueta.

Morocco is also going into the World Cup round of 16 for the most part as expected.


– It's served.

The last quarter-finalists for the 2022 World Cup will be sought on Tuesday.

Morocco and Spain will start at 4 p.m. (CET) in the Education City Stadium.

The game will be particularly bitter for the fans of the German national team.

The DFB-Elf was eliminated as third in the group after the preliminary round.

Spain, on the other hand, qualified as group runners-up for the knockout stage.

If “La Roja” had won the final group game, both European heavyweights would have made it into the round of 16.

Alvaro Morata and Noussair Mazraoui are fighting for a place in the World Cup quarter-finals.

© Imago

Morocco vs Spain live today: Will Spain be punished for losing Japan?

The game today at 4 p.m. would have been “Germany’s World Cup Round of 16”.

As you know, things turned out differently.

The Spaniards gambled away the group victory with Japan's bankruptcy, slipped into the easier half of the tournament tree as a "reward" and ended up ahead of Germany because of the better goal difference.

Morocco is now waiting in the round of 16 and not runner-up Croatia, who eliminated Japan in a dramatic game on Monday.

However, Spain should not underestimate the North Africans.

Morocco convinced in Group F as group winners.

The Africans scored against Croatia (0-0), Belgium (2-0) and Canada (2-1).

The triumvirate of Bayern star Noussair Mazraoui, PSG defender Achraf Hakimi and Chelsea artist Hakim Ziyech is a particular focus for the Moroccans.

Morocco vs Spain live today: Winner meets Portugal or Switzerland

Not only because of the three superstars, Spain coach Luis Enrique warned: "I saw how Morocco came first in a very difficult group, are in wonderful shape and there are many fans from Morocco here in the stands".

In a possible quarter-final you would meet the winner of the other round of 16 on Tuesday.

At 8 p.m. (CET), Portugal and Switzerland will fight for the last quarter-final ticket.


Source: merkur

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