History has been made as Morocco qualified for the semi-final of the FIFA World Cup after beating Portugal 1-0 in a thrilling quarter final encounter on Saturday.
A 42nd minute goal by En-Nesyri saw Morocco broke the record of becoming the first African country to ever reach the World Cup semi-final.
But they will have to first keep out a tough Portuguese side that scored six goals against Switzerland in the Round of 16 on Tuesday even without Ronaldo in the starting lineup.
Both teams met in the last World Cup in Russia where Portugal ran out 1-0 winners of that encounter.
Referee Facundo Tello (Argentina) is the man in the middle, Al Thumama Stadium is the venue, and 4 pm local time is the kick off.
Drama as Morocco’s Chedira is shown a second yellow card, and sent off.
90 minutes regulation time played, we are in for eight added time
90′ Ronaldo almost got Portugal on level terms but his powerful shot was saved by goalkeeper Bono
80′ Morocco 1-0 Portugal
Just ten minutes remaining to play in regulation time.
First yellow card goes to Morocco’s Dari
69′ Another two changes for Portugal.
63′ Morocco 1-0 Portugal
Ronaldo on a rescue mission
Morocco fans are full of excitement with the hope that the result will remain the same till the end of the game.
55′ Dalot played it straight into the hand of goalkeeper Bono
Portugal makes TWO quick changes
We are back for the second 45 minutes.
Will Portugal find a way back? The second 45 minutes will determine.
Ronaldo not finding the current result funny.
En-Nesyri’s header was a powerful one. How he made his way between the defender and goalkeeper is amazing.
Morocco 1-0 Portugal
Bruno Fernandes almost put Portugal on level.
En-Nesyri broke the deadlock with a 42nd minute header.
Morocco takes the lead just before half time with a header.
40′ Joao Felix is really tormenting the defense of Morocco. But he is yet to find the back of the net.
Fans giving their supports
30′ Portugal’s shot on target was deflected for a corner.
20′ Morocco 0-0 Portugal
Just before the kickoff.
10′ Morocco 0-0 Portugal
We are underway.
Cristiano Ronaldo benched for the second consecutive game for Portugal.
History beckons for Morocco. Will it come to pass?