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Spain crawls through the eye of the needle to bright Morocco

Spain is in his final team contest on the world cup through the eye of the needle crept up: La Roja seemed to be on the way, the group profits from the hands after a 2-2 draw against the already disabled Morocco, but because of a late Iranian equalizer against Portugal to keep the Spanish still first in group B. In the next round, they may therefore compete against host country Russia, while Portugal has the dangerous Uruguay in the eyes to look.

Spain had to win to be sure of the group’s profit and an eighth final against host country Russia, so sent coach Fernando Hierro its strongest possible team the whey in. So, with Busquets that a yellow card was suspended for the quarter-final, and with Isco in place of Lucas Vazquez. In Morocco, it was mainly looking forward to the performance of the right rear Hakimi, who his Real Madrid team mates in the eyes, and to old friends Nabil Dirar and Mbark Boussoufa. Mehdi Carcela got on the bank the company of captain Benatia (Juventus), Saiss got his chance in the heart of the defense.

Bright Moroccans

The Moroccans were already disabled, which prevented them not from furious to start. That cast also is paying off: in the quarter were Iniesta and Ramos to the mess. The experienced duo gave the ball just a gift to Boutaib, that the gift gratefully took it, in the direction of purpose sprinted and The Gea audacious between the legs to graze took. Long were the North Africans, however, do not enjoy their lead: the tormented Spain placed a firm acceleration and tapped the Moroccans just love: Iniesta made his mistake, with a lovely passing move over Da Costa and offered Isco in the second half on a silver platter: 1-1.

Spain then went on his elan, the Moroccans had to pull out all the stops to get its head above water. It earned them three yellow cards in three minutes, but the score did the Spaniards not more for peace of mind. It was even the Moroccans who had the closest to a new lead came after Pique and Ramos were sleeping when a quickly taken throw-in, but De Gea foiled a second goal of Boutaib.

Spain is playing with his luck

After taking a rest in Morocco and command: after about two minutes had the Lions of the Atlas is already a penalty can get after hands from Pique on the edge of the sixteen, moments later, had The Gea, the ball wegboksen for the nose of Boussoufa after the ex-Anderlechtspeler to the attention of Ramos escaped, and a beautiful shot from Amrabat died on the cross.

It took a quarter of an hour before the Spaniards again woke up, but outside of a header from Isco that by Saiss of the line was removed, it produced few chances. Ten minutes before time was even worse for La Roja: substitute El Nesyri towered above everyone and headed the ball hard past a stray Gea. Morocco seemed to be heading in a handsome 1-2 victory, but in the extra time gave Aspas the Spanish, with good step, still a point and so the group’s profit. Referee Irmatov, the goal in the first for offside, but after the intervention of the VAR was the final still approved.

Because Iran is in the final stage, even gelijkmaakte against Portugal dragged Spain even the group’s profit from the fire. The Spaniards take it, therefore, in the eighth finals against host country Russia, Portugal should be the dangerous Uruguay in the eyes.

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