Penalties Are Important In Training Sessions: Social Media Trolled Spain Coach’s Words: Morocco beat former champions Spain in the World Cup pre-quarters. Morocco won 3-0 in the penalty shootout.
The performance of goalkeeper Yassin Bono, who stopped all three of Spain’s kicks in the shootout, was crucial to the Moroccan victory.
With this, Spain became the first team to lose four penalty shootouts in the World Cup. Moreover, Spain also suffered the shame of being the second team to lose in the shootout without scoring a single shot. In the 2006 World Cup, Ukraine was eliminated without scoring a single goal.
Habibi Ya Morocco !
Bono, Ziyech, Hakimi well played
Morocco vs Spain #FIFAWorldCup2022#FIFAWorldCup #ESP #MORSPA #football pic.twitter.com/5ZNzMGQq0z
— Sajjad Ahmed (@Sjadahmd07) December 6, 2022
But Spain coach Luis Antique had earlier said in an interview that they are giving a lot of importance to penalties in the training sessions.
After Spain’s shocking defeat, people have been trolling Antique’s words.
Some of the fans raised the question that Entikwe’s claim before boarding the plane to Qatar was about this penalty shootout and why the penalties taken during the training sessions did not work against Morocco.
◎ 5-4 vs Belgium (1986)
◉ 3-2 vs Ireland (2002)
◎ 5-3 vs South Korea (2002)
◎ 4-3 vs Russia (2018)
◎ 3-0 vs Morocco (2022)
Spain has now lost four World Cup penalty shootouts, more than any other nation. pic.twitter.com/vMJGvouNOq
— Squawka (@Squawka) December 6, 2022
Some also commented that when Spain thrashed Costa Rica by seven goals in their first match of the World Cup in Qatar, they did not think they would have to suffer such a defeat.
Prior to this match, I took Louis Enrique seriously when he said they have been practicing penalty kicks. Now I know I shouldn’t have.
— Adewale Adeniyi (@omooba20) December 6, 2022
Spanish player didn’t have enough skill to score goals in penalties. It’s Louis Enrique’s fault
— esmail (@esmail_9978) December 6, 2022
Louis Van Gaal and Luis Enrique have spent their entire time in Qatar trying to convince everyone that they are just as good as the rest of the teams. You guys talk too much and too early. Luis Enrique has just seen his side exit in penalties to Morocco without scoring a single pen(+)
— PaniniThoughts.org (@paninithoughts) December 6, 2022
After 90 minutes, the match ended in a goalless draw when it went into extra time.
MOROCCO SEND SPAIN HOME pic.twitter.com/E1jpJoWK8c
— GOAL (@goal) December 6, 2022
After a goalless draw at half-time and extra time, the match went to a penalty shoot-out, with Morocco winning the match.
Both teams attacked in the second half and extra time, but there was no goal. Spain and Morocco’s defenses were strong throughout the match.