WATCH: En-Nesyri scores famous goal to help Morocco knock Portugal out of World Cup
- Sevilla forward broke deadlock 42 minutes in
- Put Morocco on pathway to history
- Became Morocco's all-time leading World Cup scorer
WHAT HAPPENED? Morocco's quarter-final against Portugal looked set to be goalless at the break, that was until the Sevilla forward leapt way in the air to glance his side in front, sending those of a Moroccan persuasion ballistic as they took an unlikely lead.
"Dare I say Ronaldo-esque!" 👀— ITV Football (@itvfootball) December 10, 2022
En-Nesyri puts Morocco in the lead right before half-time with this expert leap to beat Portugal keeper Diogo Costa to the ball! 🙌🇲🇦#ITVFootball | #FIFAWorldCup pic.twitter.com/w4ETcKn2LT
What a moment 👏— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) December 10, 2022
Morocco scores its first ever men's FIFA World Cup goal in the knockout stage 🇲🇦 pic.twitter.com/hGS7QoE3vV
THE BIGGER PICTURE: It's a goal that will not only be celebrated in Morocco, but one that'll be felt across Africa. Morocco held on and reached the World Cup semi-final, becoming the first African side to ever reach that stage of a the tournament.
WHAT NEXT FOR MOROCCO? Morocco will now face either England or France in the second semi-final on Wednesday.