'What a moment for Africa!': Twitter explodes as mesmeric Morocco creates World Cup history

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Morocco players celebrate victory. (Photo by Youssef Loulidi/Fantasista/Getty Images)
Morocco players celebrate victory. (Photo by Youssef Loulidi/Fantasista/Getty Images)

Morocco became the first ever African nation to reach the FIFA World Cup semi-finals after recording a famous and hard-fought 1-0 win against Portugal at Al Thumama Stadium on Saturday.

Youssef En-Nesyri's first-half strike was enough for the Atlas Lions, who are also the first Arab team to make the last four, to claim a historic win.

They added Portugal to their list of European scalps alongside Belgium and Spain, with a resolute second-half performance that brought tears to Cristiano Ronaldo as the full-time whistle was blown.

Let's take a look at Twitter's best reactions:

 
DOHA, QATAR - DECEMBER 10: Cristiano Ronaldo of Po
DOHA, QATAR - DECEMBER 10: Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal walks off the pitch after the teams 0-1 defeat in the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 quarter final match between Morocco and Portugal at Al Thumama Stadium on December 10, 2022 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
DOHA, QATAR - DECEMBER 10: Cristiano Ronaldo of Po
DOHA, QATAR - DECEMBER 10: Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal walks off the pitch after the teams 0-1 defeat in the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 quarter final match between Morocco and Portugal at Al Thumama Stadium on December 10, 2022 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
DOHA, QATAR - DECEMBER 10: Cristiano Ronaldo of Po
DOHA, QATAR - DECEMBER 10: Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal walks off the pitch after the teams 0-1 defeat in the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 quarter final match between Morocco and Portugal at Al Thumama Stadium on December 10, 2022 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
DOHA, QATAR - DECEMBER 10: Cristiano Ronaldo of Po
DOHA, QATAR - DECEMBER 10: Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal walks off the pitch after the teams 0-1 defeat in the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 quarter final match between Morocco and Portugal at Al Thumama Stadium on December 10, 2022 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
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Morocco players celebrate victory. (Photo by Youssef Loulidi/Fantasista/Getty Images)
DOHA, QATAR - DECEMBER 10: Morocco players celebra
DOHA, QATAR - DECEMBER 10: Morocco players celebrate after the teams victory during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 quarter final match between Morocco and Portugal at Al Thumama Stadium on December 10, 2022 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
DOHA, QATAR - DECEMBER 10: Cristiano Ronaldo of Po
DOHA, QATAR - DECEMBER 10: Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal walks off the pitch after the teams 0-1 defeat in the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 quarter final match between Morocco and Portugal at Al Thumama Stadium on December 10, 2022 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
DOHA, QATAR - DECEMBER 10: Cristiano Ronaldo of Po
DOHA, QATAR - DECEMBER 10: Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal walks off the pitch after the teams 0-1 defeat in the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 quarter final match between Morocco and Portugal at Al Thumama Stadium on December 10, 2022 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)


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