Spain 2-2 Morocco
Olé, Olé, Olé - Spain takes Morocco to the Sahara!!
OOne of the World Cup’s best performers, Morocco could not capitalize their chances ended up showing Spain what they were all about. Fernando Hierro has now survived the Lopetegui & Real Madrid TMZ kind of story. He has sent Spain through the last 16th finishing top of the group.
One way or another, it has been a poor set of displays by both Iberian nations.
Poor was also multimillionaire De Gea, that ever since signing a 20+million year deal renewal with Manchester United, as a goalkeeper, he is in a resilient need of Nutella!!!
RARE!! Is the word attached to Iniesta’s mistake that boosted the lead by Khalid Boutaib for Saudi Arabia! 20 years have elapsed since Morocco scored a goal, by that time, the likes of Zidane and Thierry Henry were at the prime of their footballing career and so was France National Team.
Not less rare was the ability of Iniesta to overcome criticism and enable Spain to draw level as he assisted Isco for a goal that was guaranteeing a draw to Spain by then.
Set-Pieces, the trend that influenced Morocco to obtain a second goal and getting advantage versus Spain when Youssef En- Nesyri got to the the 2nd floor leaving Spanish defensive live at the door. But from a potential memorable win to Morocco to an unforgettable goal by Iago Aspas assisted by the VAR in a special finish. La Roja could use the help of VAR to go far in the competition, because as they are playing, it is not good enough.
National teams do transform themselves in the knockout stage, something that is tailored only to the best, NO TIME FOR LOSERS!!
GO BOLD OR GO HOME
Russia-Spain Welcome to the Quarter-Finals Iniesta – THE SPANISH SAMURAI!!!
Spain 2-2 Morocco
(Isco '19 | Iago Aspas '91) ; K. Boutaïb '14 | Y. En-Nesyri '81)