Achraf Hakimi: Morocco Penalty Hero On Cloud Nine After Eliminating Spain From the World Cup

Achraf Hakimi: Morocco Penalty Hero On Cloud Nine After Eliminating Spain From the World Cup

  • PSG star Achraf Hakimi is excited after scoring the winning penalty for Morocco against Spain
  • The Morocco right-back sent the North Africans into the quarterfinals of the World Cup after victory over Spain
  • Morocco becomes the fourth African country to reach the last eight of the World Cup

Achraf Hakimi has described Morocco's victory over Spain in the round of 16 of the World Cup as unbelievable.

The Paris Saint Germain right-back scored the winning penalty to send the North Africans into the last eight of the tournament in Qatar.

Hakimi took to social media to express his feelings following the heroic performance of the Atlas Lions.

Achraf Hakimi, Morocco, Spain, World Cup
Achraf Hakimi has reacted to Morocco's victory over Spain at the World Cup. Credit: @AchrafHakimi
Source: Twitter
"Special feeling. Unbelievable moment. DIMAAA MAGHRIB!!!," he wrote on Twitter.

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Morocco held the 2010 World Cup champions for 120 minutes to force the game into penalties despite the Europeans dominating possession.

Sevilla goalkeeper Yassine Bounou was the hero in the shootouts after saving two from the spot with Hakimi producing a Panenka to win the match for Morocco.

The former African champions became the fourth country on the continent to reach the quarter-finals of the World Cup after Cameroon, Senegal and Ghana.

Morocco will next face Portugal, who thrashed Switzerland 6-1, in the last eight of the tournament in Qatar.

Kylian Mbappe celebrates Achraf Hakimi

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that France and Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe celebrated his teammate Achraf Hakimi on the back of his heroics against Spain.

Hakimi scored the winning penalty as Morocco shocked Spain on penalty shootouts in their round of 16 clash.

He coolly slotted home a Panenka penalty to bundle Spain, his country of birth, out of the World Cup.

Hakimi joins mother to celebrate victory

Marauding Morocco wing-back Achraf Hakimi demonstrated his pure love for his mother following his penalty heroics against Spain.

Hakimi scored a sensational game winning Panenka penalty as Morocco punched their ticket to the quarterfinals of the World Cup at the expense of Spain.

The 24-year-old defender's decisive penalty ensured Morocco became the fourth African nation to reach the last eight, the first from the continent since 2010.

Source: Sports Brief News