Morocco beat overwhelming favorites Portugal 1-0 to reach the semi-finals of the World Cup. Find the Morocco World Cup ratings below.
Morocco player ratings (4-3-3)
GK: Yassine Bounou – 8/10 – Effectively controlled his box and made some spectacular stops.
RB: Achraf Hakimi – 7/10 – Hakimi, a full-back known for his aggressive style, demonstrated his defensive prowess with a superbly controlled performance.
CB: Jawad El Yamiq – 8/10 – The loss of Nayef Aguerd appeared to be a fatal blow to Morocco’s aspirations, but El Yamiq stepped up.
CB: Romain Saiss – 7/10 – Dug deep and persevered despite hamstring discomfort in the final 16 minutes for slightly about an hour.
LB: Yahia Attiyat Allah – 9/10 – An almost flawless effort on the field, stretching the play in the offensive third and securing Portugal’s right side.
CM: Sofyan Amrabat – 7/10 – Kept his composure and remained calm in a midfield duel that Morocco readily conceded after an hour.
CM: Azzedine Ounahi – 8/10 – It is simple to understand why the Angers midfielder so impressed with Luis Enrique. He had a twinkle in his toes and enchantment in his boots.
CM: Selim Amallah – 8/10 – Flittered between the lines and frequently took the initiative in counterattacks, edging out his Portuguese teammates.
RW: Hakim Ziyech – 7/10 – Had flashes of creative brilliance but not over extended stretches, albeit the game plan again made this reasonable.
CF: Youssef En-Nesyri – 8/10 – Remained active and made life difficult for Portugal’s defenders. His aim seemed to need an incredibly great leap. Currently the first Moroccan World Cup player with three goals.
LW: Sofiane Boufal – 7/10 – We only caught glimmers of brilliance, like Ziyech.
Achraf Dari (57′ for Saiss) – 7/10 – Despite having enormous expectations after Saiss’ injury, he was outstanding.
Walid Cheddira (65′ for Amallah) – 2/10
Badr Banoune (65′ for En-Nesyri) – 6/10
Zakaria Aboukhlal (82′ for Ziyech) – 5/10
Yahya Jabrane (82′ for Boufal) – 5/10
Walid Regragui – 9/10 – Morocco resisted Portugal’s pressure even in the face of injuries and the necessity to replace key players. Regragui will be remembered as a legendary African football player.
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