Morocco continues to fly globally and stuns Brazil in Tangiers

Goals: Morocco – Brazil – Played on 03/25/ 2023

The Moroccan national team defeated Brazil 2-1 in a friendly match that took place between them at Tangiers Grand Stadium, in the early hours of Sunday.

The goals of the Atlas Lions were scored by the duo Sofiane Boufal and Abdel Hamid Al Sabiri in the 30th and 78th minutes, while Casemiro scored Brazil’s only goal in the 66th minute.

Morocco achieved the first victory in its history over samba dancers, after the latter won two previous matches, a friendly score of 2-0, and in the 1998 World Cup in France, with a score of 3-0.

The match started with light pressure from the Moroccan national team, especially from the right side, and an opportunity was created for Hakim Ziyech, who fired a shot from the edge of the penalty area, but the Brazilian defense blocked the ball.

In the 14th minute, Da Silva had a dangerous Brazilian opportunity in front of goalkeeper Yassin Bono, but he shot high.

The first 20 minutes confirmed that the match was tactical and dominated by caution, with a strong debate in the middle while missed opportunities.

In the 24th minute, goalkeeper Yassin Bono missed the pass, so the ball reached Paqueta, who shot, so Bono intervened, and the ball returned to Da Silva, so he shot again, so the Moroccan goalkeeper saved his goal brilliantly.

Vinicius Junior scored a goal for the Brazilians in the 25th minute, but the referee canceled it due to offside.

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In the 30th minute, Brazil’s defense made a mistake, and the ball reached Bilal Al-Khanous, and the latter passed to Sufian Boufal, who scored the first goal for the Lions with a beautiful touch.

The Brazilian national team pressed to adjust the score, especially through Vinicius, while Hakim Ziyech missed an opportunity in front of the goal, as he shot aside.

At the start of the second half, the Brazilian national team threatened the Moroccan goal with a powerful shot, which was blocked by goalkeeper Yassine Bounou.

Ashraf Hakimi left the match, and Yahya Atiyatallah entered in the 58th minute and threatened Ezzedine Onahi with a powerful shot, which was blocked by the Brazilian goalkeeper, Weverton.

The Moroccan national team’s defense went through difficult periods due to the strong pressure imposed by the Brazilian team, which was close to scoring with two chances for Dasilva and Rodrigo.

In the 66th minute, Youssef Al-Nusairi made a mistake, so Casemiro received the ball and fired an easy ball that passed under the hand of goalkeeper Yassin Bono and into the net (1-1).

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The Brazilian national team fell later, allowing the Lions to return to pressure. In the 78th minute, substitute Abdelhamid Sabiri succeeded in exploiting the confusion of the Brazilian guest’s defense, and hit a powerful ball after a pass from Atiyatallah. The Brazilian net settled so that joys began again in the stands with the second Moroccan goal.

The Brazilian national team pressed, in order to adjust the score, without being able to reach the goal of goalkeeper Bono, so the Lions achieved a historic victory 2-1.

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