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Saturday, 04 February 2023 05:49 GMT

Achraf Hakimi Becomes First Moroccan Footballer to Win Champions League

(MENAFN- Morocco World News) Rabat - Beating Liverpool 3-1 Saturday during Champions League Final match in Kiev, Ukraine, Real Madrid will remember the historic victory for a long time. As part of the triumphant team, Achraf Hakimi has become the first Moroccan footballer to win the Champions League with Los Blancos. Real Madrid has managed to win the Champions League for the third consecutive year, scoring three goals in today's match thanks to Karim Benzema, who scored the first goal 50 minutes into the game and Gareth Bale, who scored the second two goals. Bale's bicycle kick carried Real Madrid to a 3-1 victory over Liverpool; a memorable moment for both the winning and losing team. In the first half of the match, Sergio Ramos took down Mohamed Salah, causing him an arm injury. As Salah left the field in tears, Real Madrid emerged as the first team to win three straight European titles, apart from Bayern Munich in 1976. In April, speculations about Hakimi leaving Real Madrid spread like wildfire in both the Moroccan and international press. However, Zinedine Zidane said in a press conference that Hakimi will play continue to play: 'Achraf Hakimi, Borja Mayoral, and Marcos Llorente have to play '20 or 25 games' next year to continue their development,' he said. The 19-year old Hakimi made his official debut at the Santiago Bernabeu in October 2017, He has since become one of Morocco's most important players, managing to make the list of Moroccans who will play in the 2018 World Cup in Russia. As a side note, Hakimi and his Atlas Lions teammates will play their first game against Iran on June 15, and their second game against Portugal on June 20. Morocco will play the last game in the first round of the World Cup against Spain on June"


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