Achraf Hakimi has cemented himself within the Moroccan historical past books by scoring the successful penalty within the World Cup shootout towards Spain.
The 24-year-old then held an attention-grabbing celebration after the penalty, and followers now imagine he’s associated to Paris Saint-Germain teammate Sergio Ramos.
Regardless of being one in every of its most skilled central defenders, Ramos was a controversial exclusion from Spain’s squad for the World Cup in Qatar.
Hakimi’s penalty despatched the 2010 winners dwelling within the spherical of 16 for the second successive match, however the Moroccan’s celebration seems to have been a tribute to the veteran centre-back.
The duck is nothing new, as followers have identified that Hakimi and Ramos have acted like penguins collectively after a PSG objective, and the duo clearly have a robust relationship on the pitch.
That is additionally the case, with Hakimi praising the embellished footballer in a tweet final month when he mentioned: “Sergio Ramos, the most effective protection on the earth”.
Ramos has been a rock on the again of the French giants this season, having not misplaced a single sport in 20 appearances in all competitions.
Spain could have gone additional within the World Cup with their qualities and expertise, nevertheless it was Morocco who stole the present in one other dramatic night time in Qatar.
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After a 0-0 draw during which Spain dominated on events and possession, Spot photographs have been wanted to determine who advances to the ultimate eight.
The Spaniards didn’t rating a single one in every of their makes an attempt, two of them have been saved by goalkeeper Yassine Bounou and the opposite hit…
Morocco scored three of their 4 penalties, and Hakimi’s ‘Panenka’ despatched them sensationally into the quarter-finals for the primary time of their historical past.
The North African workforce’s rival can be Portugal, which thrashed Switzerland 6-1 on Tuesday night time.
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