Morocco-Portugal: 45 minutes from the history of the Atlas Lions

Soukaina Sghir
Soukaina Sghir
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Walid regragui’s men once again displayed great cohesion and outstanding team spirit, forcing further praise.

They invested everything they could to stop their opponents’ plans to score a victory after a very difficult first half.

In this match, national team coach Walid Regragui made a slight change to the starting line-up, introducing Jawad El Yamiq and Yahya Attiat Allah in place of Nayef Agued and Noussair Mazuraoui

As for Portugal, manager Fernando Santos has selected the same side as the eighth final against Switzerland, with Cristiano Ronaldo remaining on the touchline.

As usual, the Atlas Lions have been supported by tens of thousands of fans in the stands at Al Thumama Stadium since the start of the tournament. Argentinian referee Facundo Tello officiated and the match began on a high note.

For João Felix’s dangerous action, the Portuguese had enough of his four minutes. But his angry head was caught by the talented Yassine Bounou.

However, the Lions responded quickly, Yahya Attiatallah firing an overflow down the left flank to find a corner centred on Youssef ennesyri s head, leaving Portuguese goalkeeper Diogo Costa no threat.

In the 35th minute, in the Seleção’s full repair area, Selim amallah was served by Yahya Attiat Allah on a silver platter, but the shot went wide.

Five minutes later, Youssef Ennesyri provides an advantage to Atlas his Lions, who are just 45 minutes from Dreams across the continent.

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