Morocco vs Portugal match was the quarter-final match of the FIFA world cup 2022 which was played at Al-Thumama Stadium on 10 December 2022 Saturday at 18:00 local Qatar time.
Morocco vs Portugal Match Results
Morocco won the match against Portugal and the score line is Morocco 1-0 Portugal
Morocco vs Portugal Match Highlights
Morocco vs Portugal Match First Half
Portugal dominated the game from the first minute of the match and took more than 60% ball possession in the first half. Portugal created chances to score a goal but they did not succeed in breaking Morocco’s defensive wall. And when they were able to break, Bono the Moroccan goalkeeper used to stop them. Morocco’s strategy was perfect and simple they played a complete game in defense and when Portugal was losing possession Moroccan players used to go for a counterattack.
Youssef An-Nasyiri found the opportunity and scored a goal at 42′ for morocco leading the team ahead of Portugal.
Morocco vs Portugal Match Stats Complete
The Moroccan team leads the first half and they narrowed their defense more in the second half and did not give any chance to Portugal players to take shots. But still, Portugal’s players took 12 shots and 3 were on target but Bono succeeded to defend all of Portugal’s shots. Portugal won 74% of the ball’s possession in the game but Morocco scored a goal with just 26% of the ball’s possession. Till the last moment of the game Portugal was trying to score and Moroccan players were trying to defend and finally, Morocco won the match.
Man of the match Morocco vs Portugal Match
Yassine Bounou is once again the man of the match in Morocco vs Portugal match for the best saves for his nation.
Why did Morocco win against Portugal?
Morocco has good defensive strength in the game. Communication between their defensive players and goalkeeper was excellent. They did not give any chance for Portugal players to score goals and roam freely in the attacking third area. It is said that Attack wins you games, defense wins you titles and the Moroccan team has proved this against major teams in this FIFA world cup 2022. It is the only team who have not conceded any goal in this tournament. They have conceded only 1 own goal.
Why did Portugal Lose against Morocco?
One answer is because of the ego of Fernando Santos.
Morocco became the first African team to qualify for the FIFA world cup Semi-finals.
Who is the Man of the match in the Morocco vs Portugal Match?
Yassine Bounou is the man of the match in Morocco vs Portugal match?