Morocco have progressed to the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time in their history after beating Spain on penalties 3-0. On the other hand, La Roja's Qatar World Cup run have ended with this defeat.
As always, the game was dominated by Spain, with 77% possession and 1019 passes to Morocco's 304. But the stubborn Moroccan defense only allowed a single shot on target from La Roja.
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Spanish goalkeeper Unai Simon was tested on occasion by the Moroccan players as well, but in the end neither defense conceded any goals.
Extra time passed quickly, as Pablo Sarabia hit the crossbar in the dying minutes. Morocco took the first penalty and converted, as their goalkeeper Bono saved three out of three.
Bono: The hero of the match, the Sevilla goalkeeper, saved three penalties to win the match for his nation.
Dani Olmo: The RB Leipzig playmaker was on hand once again as he was one of the bright sparks of the Spanish side.
Morocco have advanced to the quarterfinals as Africa's sole representative, and will now await the winner of the match between Portugal and Switzerland.
Spain have been knocked out once again from the World Cup through a penalty shootout, a repeat of their performance in Russia 2018, where they lost to the hosts.