Achraf Hakimi was the hero as Morocco pulled off a World Cup upset as they beat Spain on penalties 3-0 to advance to the quarter-finals for the first time in their history.
It was difficult to separate both sides throughout the match, as Spain dominated the ball but lacked the cutting edge, while Morocco created the more clear-cut chances.
However, as the clock ticked on, it looked unlikely that either side was going to break the deadlock, resulting in extra time and, eventually, penalties.
Before the game, Spain coach Luis Enrique claimed that his side had done homework and prepared for penalties. However, it seems as if they may have needed better preparation as all the Spanish players failed to find the net.
Morocco's Abdelhamid Sabiri put his side ahead while Pablo Sarabia struck the post for Spain's first penalty,
Carlos Soler and Sergio Busquets missed their respective penalties, while Hakim Ziyech scored his before the hero of the hour, Hakimi, netted against his birth country to spark wild celebrations.
Let's take a look at some of Twitter's best reactions:
Amazing victory for Morocco. Incredible effort. Well played.— Gary Lineker ???? (@GaryLineker) December 6, 2022
Son of Madrid sends Spain home. What a day for Morocco. Played brilliantly too.— Nick Harris (@sportingintel) December 6, 2022
Morocco into the World Cup quarter-finals for the first time! A famous win over Spain on penalties capped off by Madrid-born Achraf Hakimi, who stepped up with an ice-cold Panenka! What a story in front of truly phenomenal support. ?????? pic.twitter.com/2oXsyM2LR7— Ben Jacobs (@JacobsBen) December 6, 2022