Summary and goals of the match between Morocco and the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Summary and goals of the match between Morocco and the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the World Cup qualifiers
The Moroccan national team booked its place in the World Cup finals, with an easy victory over its counterpart the Democratic Republic of the Congo, 4-1, in the confrontation that brought them together at the “Mohammed V” stadium in Casablanca, within the second leg of the play-off round of the African qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Morocco vs DR Congo
Ezzedine Onahi scored the first goal for Morocco with a rocket kick from outside the penalty area in the 21st minute of the match, and Tariq Tesodale added the second goal for Morocco in the last minute of the first half.
Ezzedine Onahi scored the third goal against his Democratic counterpart, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in the 54th minute, before Ashraf Hakimi, the Paris Saint-Germain star, scored the fourth goal for Morocco in the 70th minute of the match.
The Moroccan team succeeded in qualifying for the World Cup for the sixth time in its history, having qualified for 5 previous times (1970, 1986, 1994, 1998 and 2018).
The Moroccan national team, led by its Bosnian coach Vahid Halilhodzic, scored a valuable draw away from its host, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, 1-1, at the “Al-Shuhada” stadium in Kinshasa, in the first leg of the playoff round of the World Cup qualifiers for Qatar.
The formation of Morocco against the Democratic Republic of the Congo was as follows:
Goalkeeper: Yassine Bounou.
Defense Line: Ashraf Hakimi, Jawad Al Yamiq, Ghanem Sais, Nayef Akrad, Adam Massina.
Midfield: Sofiane Amrabet, Ezzedine Onahi, Salim Amlah.
Forwards: Tariq Tisoudali, Ayoub Al Kaabi.
The Moroccan team had passed the group stage, topping its ninth group with 18 points, a wide difference from the second-placed Guinea-Bissau team, with 6 points, Guinea (the third with 4 points), and Sudan (the fourth with 3 points).
For his part, the Democratic Republic of the Congo topped Group X with 11 points from 3 wins, two draws and a loss, one point ahead of Benin, who came second with 10 points, Tanzania third with 8 points, and Madagascar fourth with 4 points.