Morocco continued its stunning run at Qatar 2022, beating Spain on penalties to reach the World Cup quarterfinals for the first time in its history.

Iran PressMiddle East: Spain and Morocco tried their best in 120 minutes but couldn't break the deadlock. Spain had the most number of chances to open scoring but Morocco remained alert in defense to force the game into penalties.

Morocco goalkeeper Yassine Bounou made three saves in the penalty shoot-out as his team won 3-0.

Hakimi, a product of the Real Madrid youth system, calmly slotted his penalty past Unai Simon in Spain's goal to seal Morocco's 3-0 win in the shootout.

During the 90 minutes plus extra time, Spain dominated possession but failed to create many clear chances against Morocco’s stubborn defense.

Morocco advanced to a quarter-final clash with either Portugal or Switzerland, who meet later on Tuesday.


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