FIFA World Cup 2022: Morocco pip Portugal to become first African nation to reach semis
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Bhubaneswar, Dec. 10 -- Morocco extended their dream run at the FIFA World Cup on Saturday as they out-thought and out-fought Portugal in a 1-0 victory to become the first-ever African country to reach the semi-finals thanks to a towering headed goal from Youssef En-Nesyri.
In the 42nd minute, En-Nesyri leapt above the Portugal defenders to meet a Yahya Attiat-Allah cross, getting just enough of his head to the ball to tip it past goalkeeper Diogo Costa, who misread its flight and crashed into his own defender.
Meanwhile, Portugal struggled to break through the Moroccan defence, Bruno Fernandes coming closest with a shot off the bar shortly after Morocco's goal.
Cristiano Ronaldo came off the bench six minutes after the break but was u...
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