Spain vs Morocco live World Cup score and goal updates – Daily News
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Spain vs Morocco live World Cup score and goal updates – Daily News

October 10, 2019

 Spain look to march into the last-16 of the World Cup with a win over Morocco this evening  The African side have been desperately unlucky in Russia.  They lost to Iran in the opening game after a last-gasp own goal by substitute Aziz Bouhaddouz And then they were downed by an early Cristiano Ronaldo winner against Portugal.  But could they cause a major upset before their early exit?  Find out here as we deliver you all the action as it happens from Kaliningrad   And for all the latest updates from the Iran vs Portugal game, click here . STARTING TEAMS   Spain: De Gea, Carvajal, Sergio Ramos, Piqué, Alba; Busquets, Thiago; Iniesta, Silva, Isco; Diego Costa   Morocco: El Kajoui, Hakimi, Da Costa, Saiss, Dirar, Ziyech, El Ahmadi, Belhanda, Boussoufa, Amrabat, Boutaib  See the latest in-play odds at Betfair – click here. Key EventsIsco levels the scores19:20Morocco lead Spain!19:1519:38 Isco has been the best player on the pitch again. The Real Madrid star picked out Alba with a delightful reverse pass a few moments ago  The same cannot be said for Diego Costa, who has not been at it.19:3837 minsminute by minute CHANCE! It is another wonderfully whipped delivery from a corner for Spain, this time towards the front post Busquets meets it in the box, completely unmarked, but he can only head high over the bar He should have done much better.19:3635 minsminute by minute Since 1966, only Morocco in 1994 (five) have received more yellow cards in a first half of a WC game than they have so far today (four) 19:3433 minsminute by minute It remains goalless between Iran and Portugal so far, meaning that the Portuguese will advance alongside Spain as it stands Still early doors though.19:3231 minsminute by minute Boussoufa also receives a yellow card for dissent after disputing the booking of his teammate 19:3131 minsminute by minute Another Moroccan booking as da Costa receives a yellow card for a needless lunge on Isco Things are getting a little heated from a Morocco perspective. They are still well within this game though 19:30Spain level it up19:3029 minsminute by minute Amrabat catches the heel of Ramos as he races onto a lofted through ball The Madrid man goes to ground and Amrabat goes into the referee’s book for the foul 19:2827 minsminute by minute Spain have turned it up a notch here and are starting to find gaps in the Moroccan defence A clever flick from Costa frees Isco on the left, but the midfielder’s cross is cleared away at the back post by Saiss 19:27Dave saves?19:2625 minsminute by minute CHANCE!  Boutaib races clear of the Spanish defence once again but a heavy touch inside the box takes him too close to De Gea, who smothers the shot He is certainly proving to be a handful to this Spanish defence though, Boutaib.19:2519:2424 minsminute by minute Isco has been directly involved in 12 goals in his last 15 internationals for Spain (10 goals, two assists) 19:2323 minsminute by minute It is all Spain now as they win a corner on the left The delivery finds Pique at the back post but the defender can not generate any power on his headed effort Easy save for Mohamedi.19:2321 minsminute by minute El Ahmadi is booked for a late challenge on Busquets 19:21Boutaib opens the scoring19:20KEY EVENTIsco levels the scores That is more like it  Brilliant goal from Spain. Isco starts the move by finding Costa, who picks out Iniesta  The veteran playmaker brushes past his opponent to find Isco in the box. He takes a touch to steady himself and lashes the ball into the top corner 19:2119 minsminute by minute GOAL! Spain make it 1-1!!! Some wonderful quick football in and around the Morocco box frees Iniesta on the left He reaches the byline before pulling the ball back towards the six-yard box, where Isco is on hand to smash the ball into the roof of the net 19:2219 minsminute by minute Iniesta finds Isco after a slick passing move for the Real Madrid midfielder to fire Spain level 19:1818 minsminute by minute Spain have it all to do now. A reminder that they could still be eliminated at the group stage if the result of the other game goes against them They have a promising attack but Iniesta opts to shoot instead of trying to find Costa with a through ball It flies harmlessly over the bar.19:1616 minsminute by minute David de Gea has now conceded each of the four shots on target he has faced at the 2018 World Cup 19:15KEY EVENTMorocco lead Spain! Well that wasn’t in the script! Morocco lead Spain! It’s a defensive mix up between Ramos and Iniesta and Boutaib takes full advantage  He breaks clear and slots between De Gea’s legs. Spain’s stunning winning run could be coming to an end 19:3514 minsminute by minute GOAL! 1-0 to Morocco!!! A mix up between Iniesta and Ramos allows Boutaib to snatch the ball away and race clear on goal Pique desperately chases back but he cannot get there in time, and the Morocco striker slots the ball through the legs of De Gea to score Morocco’s first goal of the tournament 19:2812 minsminute by minute Unsurprisingly, Spain have seen over 75% of the possession so far in this first half Similarly to the Iran game though, they are struggling to find a way through a packed defence 19:1110 minsminute by minute There’s no real penetration from Spain so far. They are trying to get Isco on the ball down the left but the attack is easily dealt with once more by Morocco 19:0919:098 minsminute by minute Boutaib is down receiving treatment after a two-footed challenge by Pique It doesn’t look like he will be booked though.19:09Shocking tackle from Pique That is not a good challenge from Gerard Pique  He launches into a two-footed tackle on Boutaib. Pique wins the ball but he had both feet off the ground  It should be a red!19:07 A little naughty from Amrabat. He clashes with Alba and Ramos, with the Spain skipper squaring up to the Watford man  No surprises there – but the referee was across.19:076 minsminute by minute Spain win a corner on the right It is a decent delivery by Silva but a Moroccan defender rises high to head clear They’ve looked pretty solid in these early stages so far.

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