World Cup: Amrabat Voted Man Of The Match
Morocco fell to a second defeat in Group B at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, this time by a Cristiano Ronaldo-inspired Portugal. But, despite the result, Nordin Amrabat was voted man of the match via the BBC's player rating system.
With an average rating of 7.50, Amrabat eclipsed the rating of match-winner Ronaldo, who could only manage 6.65, and his closest rival was teammate Hakim Ziyech on 7.07.
The winger had been a major doubt heading into the game, after coming off in the previous fixture against Iran with a concussion.
Amrabat, who spent the majority of last season on loan in Spain with Leganes, wore a scrum cap for part of the first half before tearing it off in frustration.
Ronaldo scored a header in the fourth minute - the only goal of the game. While Morocco - and in particular Amrabat - impressed for the remainder of the game, they were unable to find the reply they needed to keep their hopes of reaching the group stage alive.
Morocco face Spain on Monday June 25, with the Spaniards needing to avoid defeat to qualify for the knockout stage.