The Brazilian national soccer team lost 1-2 in a friendly A match against Morocco at the Stade de Tangier, Tangier Grande, Morocco on the 26th (Korean time). Brazil struggled with Morocco’s ‘salty defense’. Morocco defeated the world’s strongest at home with Bupal’s opening goal and Sabiri’s winning goal. It was the first win against Brazil in Moroccan football history.
Before the match, players from both teams held a moment of silence for Brazilian legend Pele, who passed away last year. On this day, all Brazilian players’ uniforms had Pele’s name engraved on them. From the start, Brazil hampered Morocco’s rear build-up with strong forward pressure.
Brazil went with a 4-3-3 formation.메이저놀이터They put Vinicius-Honi-Rodrigo in the front line, Paqueta-Casemiro-Santos in the back, Teles-Ibanez-Militan-Emersson Royal in the back four, and Weberton the goalkeeper. Brazil did not call out Neymar, Alisson, Richarlison, Thiago Silva and Marquinhos, who were key players during the Qatar World Cup this time. Brazil stayed in the quarterfinals at the World Cup in Qatar at the end of last year. At that time, in the quarterfinals, they lost to Croatia in a penalty shoot-out.
Morocco has selected almost all of the main players of the Qatar World Cup semifinals. Morocco also faced with a 4-4-3 formation. Bupal-Jennesri-Ziyech in the front, Unahi-Amrabat-Kanus in the middle, Mazrawi-Says-Agerd-Hakimi in the back four, and goalkeeper Bono. Morocco blocked Brazil’s attack first. They blocked the Brazilian attack from their own camp and launched a quick counterattack.
Brazil took the lead in attack from the beginning of the game. While taking a high ball possession rate, he dug into the left and right sides without rest. In the 13th minute of the first half, Brazil’s decisive right-footed shot flew over the post. Brazil had a chance in the 23rd minute due to a mistake by the opponent’s goalkeeper, but it was blocked by two saves.
In the 23rd minute of Morocco’s counterattack, Mazrawi’s right-footed shot slightly missed the goal. Brazil shook the net in the 26th minute of the first half, but failed to score due to an offside decision after VAR (video review). And Morocco, who escaped a fatal crisis, took the lead in the 29th minute of the first half. After blocking Brazil’s rear build-up, Bupal kicked it with his right foot. In the 34th minute of the first half, Rodrigo’s shot went wide of the goal. Brazil, which was drawn 0-1, continued to attack. Morocco responded with a stable ‘first defense and then counterattack’. Morocco was very disappointed when Ziyech’s left-footed shot went off the goalpost in the 36th minute.
The first half ended with Morocco leading 1-0. The two teams engaged in a fierce battle of nerves that made it difficult to see it as a friendly match. The fight was also rough. Moroccan home fans even shot laser beams at the Brazilian players’ faces. Brazil had a crucial chance due to a series of mistakes by the opposing goalkeeper, but failed to take the lead and failed to score.
In the 2nd minute of the second half, Rodrigo’s wonderful volley shot was blocked by the opponent’s goalkeeper Bono’s diving save. Morocco first introduced Atiat Allah as a joker in the 5th minute of the second half. He took out Hakimi. Brazil took the initiative early in the second half and continued to drive. The Moroccan defenders showed a fighting spirit throwing their bodies. Brazil had a few unfinished appearances.
In the 18th minute of the second half, Brazil put in Anthony, Vitor Roque and Beiga at the same time. Brazil scored an equalizer (1-1) in the 22nd minute of the second half. Casemiro’s mid-range shot was dived by Morocco’s goalkeeper Bono, but it was ‘knocked out’ and spilled back. Making a mistake, Bono covered his face in regret.
Morocco also tried to turn the atmosphere around in the second half by introducing Sabiri, Luza, Sedira, and Ezaljuri.
In the 33rd minute of the second half, Morocco scored a goal that Sabiri ran away from. After blocking the opponent’s pass, Sabiri kicked it hard with his right foot at the opportunity he caught in front of the gate. They went ahead 2-1 again. That goal became the winning goal. The Moroccan fans who filled the stadium went wild.
Brazil launched a series of attacks to recover, but lacked precision. Morocco maintained a good defensive balance until the last minute and won by one point. Morocco achieved a historic first win over Brazil.