Morocco crushes the Congo

Morocco crushes the Congo

Congo faced Morocco this Tuesday, June 11 in a match relocated to Agadir. The Congolese suffered a crushing defeat (6-0) and Morocco remains at the top of its group.

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In group E, the Red Devils and the Atlas Lions had very different ambitions for this meeting. In Agadir, at the Adrar stadium, the Moroccans had every intention of remaining at the top of group E. For their part, Congo hoped not to suffer another defeat like against Zambia last November. It missed. It must be said that Morocco was moving forward as the favorite while Congo had no points after a defeat against Zambia and a package against Niger. And as expected, the Congolese were not up to the task against the Moroccan ogre who were already 3-0 after only twenty minutes of play.

Ayoub El Kaabi hat-trick

In the 8th minute, Azzedine Ounahi put Morocco into orbit after a magnificent hook and cross shot from the right. In the 16th minute, Chadi Riad adjusted the Congolese goalkeeper for his first goal in the selection by taking advantage of a blocked shot from Eliesse Ben Seghir. Four minutes later, it was Ayoub El Kaabi’s turn to put the Congolese to death. The Olympiakos striker takes a low cross from Achraf Hakimi in front of a passive defense. With a cross shot, he found Matimbou’s small net. El Kaabi did it again in the 39th minute to suffer a double by pushing a ball into an empty goal.

Returning from the locker room, El Kaabi scored a hat-trick after a magnificent free kick combination from the Moroccans. Ziyech shifts Ounahi who finds El Kaabi in the area. The former Berkane player places his head, the ball enters with the help of the post (53rd).

The minutes that pass must be very long on the Congo side. We witness the training of the Atlas Lions in this official meeting. Barely entering the field to replace El Kaabi, Soufiane Rahimi accelerates, enters the area and strikes from the left (62nd/6-0).

After this successful evening, the Moroccans will be able to sleep soundly and meet next March for the rest of the qualifiers against Niger.

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