95th-minute own goal gives Iran its second ever World Cup win !!!!
Morocco 0 – 1 Iran – Final score
The match was evenly balanced entire time as both Morocco and Iran was playing superb match throughout with some falls on finishing touch. But Bouhaddouz own goal hands Carlos Queiroz’s side World Cup winner in Group B opener. The St Pauli striker headed into his own net to hand the Asian side a shock win in St Petersburg.
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Match started with all focus on Sardar Azmoun, known as Iranian Messi, had gone into the tournament with a huge reputation as the star man in Carlos Queiroz’s team.
After missing the cut for the last World cup, the Rubin Kazan striker had netted 23 times in 32 games over the subsequent four years for his country, making him Iran’s all time fifth highest goalscorer. Faced with the chance to give his side a crucial start to their Group B campaign, however, he fluffed his lines.
A superbly-worked move sent him clear of the Morocco defence, three minutes before the break. Azmoun looked certain to score.
Morocco, who enjoyed more possession throughout, began in aggressive fashion, taking the game to their opponents and overloading their right flank as they targeted Hajsafi. Morocco almost turned that initial pressure into a goal in the 19th minute when following a scramble in the area, Medhi Benatia’s shot was well saved by Iran keeper Alireza Beiranvand.
During half time both teams settled with 0-0 , giving all focuses on second half. There were some good movements happended in the second half too, but nothing come closer to a goal.
By the end of 90 minutes, the match looked destined for a draw in what was an entertaining and open game, but Aziz Bouhaddouz came on in the second half, tried to defend a late set piece and headed it into his own net.
See all goals details of Morocco Vs Iran World cup football match:
- GOAL! Morocco 0-1 Iran
Unbelievable, Jeff! Iran score in the knockings! It’s an own-goal!!!
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