FIFA World Cup Morocco smash six past DR Congo to maintain perfect record in qualifiers

Morocco’s Atlas Lions offered their highly demanding fans a crushing 6-0 victory over Congo in the African qualifiers for the 2026 World Cup at the Agadir Stadium.on Tuesday.

The game began with an overwhelming dominance by Morocco in the early minutes, with midfielder Azzedine Ounahi taking full advantage of poor marking by the Congolese defense to score the evening’s opening goal just eight minutes into the match.

The Moroccan team kept the pressure high from there on. And by the 16th minute, Morocco was already leading 2-0 as Chadi Riad capitalized on another defensive error.

Next, the in-form Ayoub El Kaabi announced himself to Atlas Lions fans who might have been asking whether he would be as devastatingly lethal for the national team as he has been with his club in recent months.

Courtesy of a beautiful assist by right-back Achraf Hakimi, the Olympiacos striker scored his first goal of the evening — and Morocco’s third — to put the Atlas Lions in a comfortable position that would eventually allow them to unleash their full creativity and firing power against an increasingly clueless and seemingly lost Congolese side.

Congo’s defense seemed unable to cope with Morocco’s relentless attack, and their frustration became evident with a series of fouls, resulting in three yellow cards.

By halftime, the score was already 4-0, with El Kaabi scoring his second goal of the match in the 39th minute, this time assisted by Ounahi. The Congolese defense was left in shambles for the remainder of the game, unable to contain the Moroccan forwards.

Despite making two substitutions in an attempt to bolster their defense, Congo’s efforts were in vain as the halftime whistle blew.

Dennis Mabuka

Dennis Mabuka is a seasoned Kenyan journalist with 18 years of experience covering sports events. He is currently a sport content creator with

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