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Morocco take lead vs. Portugal in quarterfinal on Youssef En-Nesyri’s goal [VIDEO]

The Atlas Lions have taken a shock lead.

Morocco v Portugal: Quarter Final - FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022
Youssef En-Nesyri of Morocco celebrates after scoring the team’s first goal 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 Justin Setterfield/Getty Images

Portugal were hoping to keep their goal-scoring ways going against Morocco in the quarterfinal round of the 2022 World Cup but it was the underdogs who got on the board first with Youssef En-Nesyri doing the honors.

Portugal goalkeeper Diogo Costa attempted to secure the ball in himself but made a crucial error in judgement. The ball was read perfectly by En-Nesyri, who made no mistake in front of goal. The Atlas Lions came in as huge underdogs once again but they’re now in front despite playing a much tougher round of 16 game than Portugal.

We’ll see if Portugal make any tactical changes at the back, as they’ve been struggling to deal with Morocco’s speed on the wings. We’ll also see if Cristiano Ronaldo, who was left on the bench, will make an appearance to start the second half. Morocco are 45 minutes and change away from becoming the first African nation to make a World Cup semifinal.