In a historic move as it relates to the 2022 FIFA World Cup Morocco team, a team has put one in the back of the net beyond goalkeeper – Yassine Bounou, also known as Bono.
Scoring in the first 5 minutes of the semi-final match is the last World Cup winner – France. Left-back Theo Hernandez scored the sole goal in the first half with just 4 minutes and 39 seconds on the clock. He beat Bono from at close range.
Morocco’s winger Sofiane Boufal got a yellow card 27 minutes into the game.
According to stats online, three out of four previous sides to go 1-0 up within the opening 5 minutes of a World Cup semi-final went on to lose. The only exception on record was Brazil against France in 1958. Also, Hernandez’s opener for France is the earliest scored by any side in a World Cup semi-final since 1958.
There were three minutes of additional stoppage time.
France has never lost a World Cup match when leading at half-time. They have won 25 times and drawn once from such a scoreline.
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