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Belgium vs Morocco: Talking points as Morocco take top spot in Group F with win over Red Devils

The North Africans won 2-0 thanks to goals from Abdelhamid Sabiri and Zakaria Aboukhal. Here are some key talking points from the Belgium-Morocco game.

Hakim Ziyech in a file photo, Credits: Twitter
By K S Vignesh Bharadwaj | Nov 27, 2022 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

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Morocco wins 2-0 against Roberto Martinez’s Belgium to take all three points. Belgium faced Walid Regragui’s men on Matchday 2 of the FIFA World Cup group F match at the AL Thumama Stadium in Doha, Qatar. Belgium entered the competition following a 1-0 victory over Canada, while Morocco entered following a goalless draw with Croatia. Belgium looked to build on their victory, while Morocco was desperate for a win as the FIFA World Cup Group stage came to a close. The North Africans won 2-0 thanks to goals from Abdelhamid Sabiri and Zakaria Aboukhal. Here are some key talking points from the Belgium-Morocco game.

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Hakim Ziyech stars for Morocco

Hakim Ziyech was on a roll, putting on an absolute masterclass against Belgium to help Morocco win all three points and go top of Group F. Morocco were awarded a freekick shortly before halftime, and the Chelsea winger put one past Courtois to give Morocco the lead but was ruled offside. Ziyech also assisted in Morocco’s second goal, which helped the North Africans win the game. Ziyech had two shots on goal and five ball recoveries to put up a strong performance when it counted.

Fit Lukaku could be the missing piece in the Puzzle

Despite being ahead of schedule in his recovery from injury, striker Romelu Lukaku was expected to miss Belgium’s second World Cup Group F match against Morocco on Sunday, according to Belgium Manager Roberto Martinez. Lukaku had only played two club games in the last three months due to thigh and hamstring concerns, and Martinez brought him on after Belgium had fallen behind 1-0 to Morocco. Lukaku has been a great servant for Belgium, scoring crucial goals and amassing 68 goals in 102 appearances.

Qatar 2022 – Gift that keeps on giving

The FIFA World Cup in Qatar continues to surprise, with the latest coming from Al Thumama, as Morocco defeated the Red Devils 2-0. The first came at the Lusial Stadium, where Saudi Arabia stunned Argentina with a 1-2 victory. A day later, Japan defeated Germany 1-2 at Khalifa International. Ghana came close to a draw against Portugal but lost 3-2. With teams all over the world performing so well, the World Cup could be anyone’s as we approach December.



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