Morocco hero Youssef En-Nesyri jumped against Portugal to an incredible height of 9ft1
REVEALED: Morocco hero Youssef En-Nesyri jumped to an incredible height of 9ft1 to score their winner against Portugal – nine inches higher than Cristiano Ronaldo’s famous jump for Juventus in 2019
Morocco’s quarter-final hero Youssef En-Nesyri jumped to an incredible 9ft1 to score what turned out to be the winning goal against Portugal in the World Cup, it has been revealed.
The Moroccan forward – who is the same height as Cristiano Ronaldo at 1.98m – climbed the highest over Diogo Costa and Ruben Dias to nod in Yahia Attiyat-Allah’s inviting cross from the left as his team won the first African and Arab country that the goal was achieved. the semi-finals of the World Cup.
It only pushed him out as Morocco’s top goalscorer at World Cups and proved to be the decisive goal as the African nation produced one of the biggest upsets of the tournament in Qatar by knocking out Ronaldo’s Portugal.
Youssef En-Nesyri jumped highest and gave Morocco the lead against Portugal in Qatar on Saturday
En-Nesyri achieved the remarkable feat of jumping to an astonishing height of 9ft1 – eight inches higher than Ronaldo managed with his famous header while playing for Juventus against Sampdoria in 2019.
Ronaldo’s jump was measured at 8ft4 when he soared the highest three years ago and gave Juventus away victory at Sampdoria. He was praised at the time for his amazing athleticism which had risen to meet Alex Sandro’s deep cross.
En-Nesyri climbed higher than Dias and beat goalkeeper Costa on the ball as he nodded home to put Morocco ahead.
The striker jumped an astonishing 9ft1 to go home for Morocco and put them on their way to the semi-finals
Cristiano Ronaldo’s header against Sampdoria in December 2019 was surpassed by En-Nesyri
En-Nesyri seemed to stumble as he drove off to celebrate the beautiful goal.
After a back-to-the-wall rearguard action in the second half, Morocco saw victory to settle a semi-final with France after beating England in the match later in the day.
“I’ve always believed in Youssef,” his head coach Walid Regragui said after the game.
The attacker – Morocco’s top scorer at World Cups – was cheered by his coach after the game
Even Moroccan journalists criticized me when I defended him, but he is here. I accepted the criticism and told him he is a top player. He is the top scorer in history for Morocco at the World Cup.
Coaches have reasons to make choices and I’ve always believed in him because of his energy on the pitch, that’s why he plays for Sevilla.
‘He’s like [Olivier] Giroud for France, he works so hard for the team. Sometimes [these types of strikers] are criticized. He is from Morocco, trained in Morocco and is an important player. I am very proud of him. His goal was a sign of fate.’