Morocco beat Comoros to reach last 16

Morocco's forward Zakaria Aboukhlal (left) celebrates with head coach Vahid Halilhodzic

Morocco's forward Zakaria Aboukhlal (left) celebrates with Morocco's Bosnian head coach Vahid Halilhodzic after scoring his team's second goal during their Group 'C' Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) 2021 match against Comoros at at Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo in Yaounde on January 14, 2022.
 

Photo credit: Kenzo Tribouillard | AFP

What you need to know:

  • The Atlas Lions might have won by a greater margin without some heroics from Comoros goalkeeper Salim Ben Boina, who notably saved Youssef En-Nesyri's late penalty
  • The goalkeeper gave away a penalty for crashing into substitute Aboukhlal but redeemed himself by saving En-Nesyri's spot-kick with seven minutes left
  • However, Morocco sealed the win in the 89th minute when the Dutch-born Aboukhlal, of AZ Alkmaar, slotted in after being set up by Amallah

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