CAN 2021: Morocco cruises to quarter-finals after victory over Malawi (2-1)
Morocco has cruised to the quarter-finals of the African Cup of Nations, after it won this Tuesday, January 25, its match against Malawi (2-1).
The goals for the lions were scored by Youssef En-Nesyri (45+2′), and Achraf Hakimi (70′), while Gabadinho Mahango scored for Malawi in the 7′.
The ever-Brilliant Achraf Hakimi was voted by fans and commentators as the man of the match, who confirmed his status as a world player with his masterly free kick, scoring Morocco’s second goal.
Hakimi had scored a similar goal against Gabon in the group stages.
In the quarters, Morocco will face the winner of Wednesday’s match between Egypt and Côte d’Ivoire.
The Atlas Lions went through the group stage unbeaten -2 wins against Ghana (1-0) and Comoros (2-0) and a draw against Gabon (2-2).
Morocco has not reached the quarter-finals of the CAN since 2004, before being defeated in the final by Tunisia in 2004.