Morocco Makes Historic Victory Over Cote D’Ivoire

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By Marius Bordat

Rabat accutane online pharmacy uk The Atlas Lions made history on Tuesday following their 1-0 win against the CAN 2015 title holder Ivory Coast on Tuesday, eliminating the Elephants from CAN 2017.

The fabulous game-winning goal of Rachid Alioui made Moroccans happy and proud at a level not felt since 2004, when Morocco qualified but did not make the final against Tunisia.

The Lions started the match with a structured defense. 25 minutes into the game, the first chance to score was made by Moroccan left wing Fajr with a dangerous free kick that ended up hitting the post.

The Ivorian’s first attempt at scoring started with a pass from striker Salomon Kalon to his teammate, Zaha, shot next to the Moroccan goal at the 36 famvir online bestellen th minute. A few minutes later, with a good head, Kalou hit the post.

Despite making more shots, the Elephants didn’t make good on their opportunities to score. Just before the end of the first half, Morocco’s striker Bouhaddouz was injured. He was substituted by Rachid Alioui, who managed to score the only goal of the match, granting Morocco a remarkable chance to secure its chance to qualify for the next round.

Two minutes after the start of the second half, Moroccan captain Medhi Benatia shot the ball but it was caught by the Ivorian goalkeeper. Then came the exceptional goal from Alioui, a shot 30 meters from the Ivorian goal. After Morocco secured its goal, the Elephants did not manage to overcome Morocco’s power.

The Cote D’Ivoire’s status as CAN 2015 title holder holds a different meaning after the Moroccan win. The Lions have qualified for the quarterfinals, finishing second in Group C behind the Democratic Republic of Congo.