45 ‘+ 12 – It’s a break! Morocco is almost qualified for the World Cup after an endless first period. Ounahi scored a magnificent goal in the 20th minute before Tissoudali doubled the lead shortly before the break (45 ‘+ 7). The Moroccans have lost two players to injury: Jawad El Yamiq and Yassine Bounou.
⚽ 45 ‘+ 7 – Morocco doubles the lead !!! On a big misjudgment by Luyindama, Tissoudali rushes towards the goal and shows clairvoyance to deceive the Congolese goalkeeper. Morocco is very close to qualifying for the World Cup.
45 ‘+ 6 – Morocco is coping well with this extended extra time. Atlas Lions controls the ball and is not worried.
45 ‘+ 1 – First save for Munir. The new Moroccan participant is invited by Bakambu, who strikes outside the area. Munir grabbed the ball without difficulty.
⏱️ 45 ‘- There will be 12 minutes of extra time during this first period due to the long breaks used to treat Bounou.
🔁 43 ‘- Bounou gives up his place. Munir takes his place as Sevilla goalkeeper, completely knocked out after his two blows to the head.
40 ‘- Bounou is completely knocked out. It smells bad for the Moroccan goalkeeper. After staying on the ground for a long time to treat a head wound, he is hit by Bakambu before he staggers and falls to the ground. It should be replaced.
35 ‘- Fighting resumes. Bounou resumes his place, with a net on his head, cheered by the Moroccan supporters. There should be a significant extra time in this first period.
33 ‘- Players warm up on the lawn to avoid paying for this for long game stops.
31 ‘- The game has been stopped for more than four minutes. Bounou is still being sewn by the doctors. The Congolese are starting to get impatient.
26 ‘- Bounou stays on the ground bleeding. Very violent shock for the Moroccan goalkeeper. At one corner he is hit in the head by Luyindama. He stays on the ground for a long time, his arcade open. It is sewn live on the lawn by the coaches of Atlas Lions.
⚽ 20 ‘- OUNAHIIII !!! Morocco opens the scoring! What a goal from Ounahi! After a poorly returned ball by the Congolese defense, the Angevin midfielder tries his luck in the first intention from outside. His magnificent battle surprises Kiassumbua and allows Morocco to take the lead. It is deserved.
17 ‘- Morocco grows! Beautiful Moroccan collective combination on the right side. Hakimi serves Tissoudali, who crosses low in front of the Congolese goal, but no one is present to push him down.
12 ‘- First shot on goal for El Kaabi. Decisive pass in the first place, the top scorer in the Turkish championship is shot in depth and places a shot from the left, which ends in the goalkeeper gloves.
🔁 9 ‘- First Moroccan shift. El Yamiq can no longer hold his place and makes room for Samy Mmaee, holding in first leg.
7 ‘- Moroccan misunderstanding! Luyindama loses the ball at the entrance to the area. El Kaabi and Tissoudali do nicely against each other and fail to take advantage of the opportunity to finish.
4 ‘- Already a blow for Morocco? El Yamiq, the Moroccan defender, remains on the ground after falling badly after an air duel. He seems to be complaining about the thigh.
1 ‘- Amale tries her luck! What inspiration from the Congolese right. He strikes first with the outside of the foot. The ball does not pass very far from Bounou’s skylight.
1 ‘- Let’s go! Morocco kicks off this return playoff.
The trip to the Moroccan anthem is to be played. It is being picked up by the boiling crowd in Casablanca.
The two teams have entered Casablanca’s lawn. The Congolese anthem sounds.
Morocco was present at the last World Cup in 2018 after 20 years of absence. DR Congo participated only once, in 1974. The country was then called Zaire.
MOROCCO: Bounou – Hakimi, El Yamiq, Saiss, Aguerd, Masina – Amrabat, Amallah, Ounahi – El Kaabi, Tissoudali.
DR CONGO: Kiassumbua – Amale, Luyindama, Mbemba, Tisserand, Masuaku – Bastien, Kayembe – Wissa, Bakambu, Elia.
The two teams traveled to a draw on Friday (1-1), giving Morocco a slight advantage. The away goal rule still applies to these playoffs in the Africa zone.
Good evening everyone, welcome to follow this match between Morocco and DR Congo in the qualification for the World Cup 2022.