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  • Friday 27, November 2020
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Spain top Group B despite being held to a draw

Spain top Group B despite being held to a draw

Last Minute Goal, save Spain from loss, Morocco salvages their pride with a point.

Spain’s objective at the start of the match was simple: to stay top of Group B. Though already eliminated, Morocco had an objective of their own: to ensure they did not leave the competition goalless.

Morocco were the first to fulfil their aim, as forward Khalid Boutaib capitalised on a misunderstanding between Sergio Ramos and Andres Iniesta to sprint clear and slip the ball under David De Gea with 14 minutes on the clock.

Morocco departed on a high. Already eliminated on their fifth World Cup appearance, the north Africans restored their pride in style by holding the 2010 world champions in check thanks to goals from Boutaib and En Nesyri, who plays his club football for Malaga.

Next Russia will face Spain, 1 July, Moscow, Luzhniki Stadium