Belgium vs Morocco: Twitter reacts as Morocco stun Belgium's golden generation at Al Thumama

Morocco's Zakaria Aboukhlal scored the second goal as Belgium suffered their first defeat at the FIFA World Cup 2022.

Morocco players celebrate their second goal against Belgium, Credits: Twitter
By K S Vignesh Bharadwaj | Nov 27, 2022 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us


The Atlas Lions roar as they win 2-0 against a strong Belgium side to go top of Group F.  to Belgium faced Morocco on Matchday 2 of the Group F match at the Al Thumama. Belgium entered the game fresh off a 1-0 victory over Canada and made three changes to their starting lineup. Roberto Martinez started Courtois in goal with a 3-4-2-1 formation. Alderweireld, Vertonghen, and Castagne formed the back three, with Meunier, Onana, Witsel, and Hazard forming the four in the middle, with De Bruyne and Hazard playing as the lone striker. With three points, the Red Devils will be able to secure a spot in the last 16.

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Meanwhile, Morocco stuck with the same starting lineup that drew their World Cup opener against Croatia. They went with a formidable and confident 4-3-3 formation. Munir started in goal, with Mazraoui, Saiss, Aguerd, and Hakimi in the defensive line. Boufal, En-Neyri, and Ziyech made up the front three, with Ounahi, Amrabat, and Amallah in the middle. After dropping two points to Croatia, Morocco needed three points and were desperate for a win to progress to the next round.

Abdelhamid Sabiri’s second-half strike stuns Belgium

Just seconds after the game began, Ziyech raced down the field, whipping an early chance that Courtois saved. Hazard had a chance and then fed one to Batshuayi, who hit it on target, but Munir raced to stop, giving Belgium a corner early in the game. Onana received a yellow card and will be suspended for Belgium’s next match against Croatia. Hakimi then raced in behind Belgium’s backline, finding no support and, unfortunately, nailing it wide on his own.

Morocco were awarded a free kick after Thorgan Hazard fouled Ziyech. The Chelsea winger beat past Courtois straight from the freekick, only for the chance to be deemed offside. Morocco were awarded another free kick, and Abdelhamid Sabiri scored a stunning free kick to put Morocco ahead 1-0. Morocco later killed the game in stoppage time when Ziyech fed Zakaria, who fired it to the roof of the net to help Morocco seal all three points and move to the top of their group table.



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