Morocco surprised Belgium by beating them 2-0 in an acceptable match played this Sunday at the Al Thumama stadium, within the framework of the second day of Group F of the Qatar 2022 World Cup. Abdelhamid Sabiri, 28 minutes into the second half, and Zakaria Aboukhlal, 47 minutes into the same period, gave the African team the victory. With this result, Morocco reached 4 units and became the new leader of Group F.
Belgium dominated in the first 45 minutes but failed to open the scoring despite maintaining possession of the ball and the actions of Michy Batshuayi, who was the attack reference, but could not break the performance of goalkeeper Yassine Bounou.
For his part, Morocco withdrew into their half and bet on the counter-attack led by Hakim Ziyech and the appearances of Achraf Hakimi, although their approaches were not enough to leave with an advantage at half-timesince at the end of the first stage the VAR annulled him for an offside goal from Romain Saïss, who grazed the ball that ended up in the net.
In the plugin, The Moroccan team took center stage, firmly approaching the rival area and slowly stalking it with Zyrech’s attacks, until finally managing to break the zero with Sabiri’s goal: The recently admitted player was in charge of executing a free kick from the left wing and the ball went straight to the goal, an action in which Tibauth Courtois, the Belgian goalkeeper, had some responsibility for the goal.
Finding himself at a disadvantage, the Belgium coach, Roberto Martínez, made offensive variants to go in search of equalitybut Although he regained possession of the ball and populated the opposite field, he did not have the lucidity necessary to disturb the Moroccan goalkeeper and suffered a new blow when on the counterattack, Aboukhlal made it 2-0.