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Sensational Hakimi Panenka Nearly Breaks The Internet

Sensational Hakimi Panenka Nearly Breaks The Internet
Rory Cassidy
By Rory Cassidy
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Achraf Hakimi scored a sensational panenka to take Morocco through to the quarter-finals of the FIFA World Cup for the first time after a penalty shootout.

Hamiki's effort was decisive as his side saw off Spain to setup a last eight encounter against Portugal or Switzerland on Saturday afternoon.

Spanish goalkeeper Unai Simón dived to his right before the Moroccan full-back slotted his audacious effort down the middle.

Hakimi was born in Madrid and joined Real's youth side in 2006. He currently plays for PSG and club teammate Kylian Mbappe was quick to share a picture with Hakimi on Twitter:



Hakimi Panenka - Twitter reacts

Plenty of further reaction also poured in as the goal broke the internet. ESPN shared a beautiful image of Hamiki celebrating with his mother who was watching in the stand.


Yassine Bounou also proved decisive in the game making a number of crucial saves in normal time. He was named man of the match.

The Seville keeper became an instant national hero during the penalty shootout making stops from Pablo Sarabia, Carlos Soler and Sergio Busquets.

The Spanish had struggled in front of goal during the game only managing one shot in the opening forty-five minutes but in the final moments of extra-time had a fantastic to win the game as Sarabia's volley grazed off the post.

It was penalties heartbreak once again for Luis Enrique, who's side were also dumped out of the Euros last summer in similar fashion by Italy.

It is the fourth time Spain have been knocked out of the World Cup on penalties and the second in a row.

The Moroccan players and fans were in no hurry to leave the field after the game with both staying on the pitch and in the fans to savour the moment.

There will be crazy scenes in Rabat tonight as the country celebrates making history.

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