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Watch: Achraf Hakimi’s Decisive Panenka In opposition to Spain To Take Morocco Into Quarter-Finals | Soccer Information

Persevering with their fairytale run within the FIFA World Cup 2022, Morocco secured a historic victory over Spain within the penalty shootout. Neither of the 2 groups may very well be separated in regular time or additional time, with the sport remaining goalless. Into the penalty shootout, Morocco goalkeeper Yassine Bounou made three saves to assist his staff safe a 3-0 win. Whereas Bounou did an ideal job because the goalkeeper, Morocco right-back Achraf Hakimi sealed his staff’s development with a ‘panenka’, the video of which has gone viral on social media.

Scoring a penalty is a sport of confidence. Whichever participant reveals extra confidence in these moments, goes on to win the battle. However, to attain a panenka at that second, is much more troublesome. Hakimi, with the hopes of your entire Morocco on his shoulders, did so to take his staff into the quarter-finals of the FIFA World Cup for the primary time in historical past.

The ice-cool veins Hakimi confirmed to attain that panenka has seen him earn loads of reward on social media. A number of angles of the video have been extensively shared by followers on the web. Listed here are a couple of:

Spain coach Luis Enrique had claimed his gamers ready by taking 1,000 penalties as homework however Pablo Sarabia, Carlos Soler and Sergio Busquets all missed from the spot and Madrid-born Hakimi dinked his dwelling to the delight of Morocco’s raucous assist.

Regardless of heavy stress by Spain within the ultimate moments earlier than penalties, they may not hassle the Sevilla goalkeeper once more, with Pablo Sarabia clipping the surface of the publish, though he might need been offside.

Having been despatched on apparently for the shoot-out, Sarabia struck the publish once more from Spain’s first penalty, after Abdelhamid Sabiri had despatched Morocco forward.

Soler and Busquets missed, whereas Hakim Ziyech scored, earlier than Hakimi netted towards his start nation to ignite wild celebrations.

With AFP inputs

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