Morocco have beaten Belgium and are flirting with promotion, De Bruyne and co. i’m in trouble – CT sport – Czech TV

Thus, the bronze team from the previous championship did not follow up on the painful 1-0 victory over Canada and did not use the opportunity to secure early participation in the round of 16. After a goalless draw with Croatia, the African side won for the first time in the tournament, extended the streak without finding a winner to nine games and conceded for the sixth consecutive time.

The Belgians close out the group stage on Thursday with an expected success against Croatia, while Morocco take on Canada in a parallel match.

Substitute Kadzuí resets the favourite

Belgian Batshuayi could have scored in the fifth minute, but Moroccan substitute Kadzuí, who came on as a last-minute substitute for the injured Bono, blocked his shot. The Fenerbahce striker didn’t follow up on the winning goal against Canada in his 50th match for the national team.

The “Red Devils” had the upper hand in possession in the first half, but only showed Onana’s inaccurate header and Meunier’s weak effort. The Africans leveled the game and threatened several times, for example Hakimi fired after a quick escape.

Shortly before going to the booth, De Bruyne caressed the high net of the Moroccan newsstand on a free kick and sent the winger ahead from another set piece Ziechbut the goal was disallowed after the intervention of the VAR due to teammate Saís being offside.

After the change of sides, Kadžuí kicked in Eden Hazard’s shot, at the other end, Búfál narrowly missed after an individual drive. The Belgians, led by De Bruyne, struggled in the game, but after an hour Mertens, who was substituting, forced the Moroccan goalkeeper to make another save.

Coach Rajrajjui’s tough players opened the scoring in the 73rd minute. From a free kick, Sabiri turned the ball from a wide angle to the front post, where Courtois did not have time to move. The favorites didn’t get into pressure or final chances, even recovered substitute gunner Lukaku didn’t help them.

On the other hand, in the second regular minute, another substitute Abuchlál added Morocco’s second goal with a shot into the top corner after Ziyech’s back pass.

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