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Football: these Atlas lions shone during foreign championships



FOOTBALL – Nordine Amrabat, Abderrazzak Hamdallah, Hakim Zieych or Medhi Benatia. These Atlas Lions all have one thing in common: this season they were all crowned champions with their teams and football fans moved through their performances. Back to the entries of this season 2018-2019.

Ziyech, Mazraoui, Labyad, Ajax made in Morocco

The Moroccans of Ajax Amsterdam closed their season in style. After winning the Dutch Cup, Hakim Ziyech, Noussair Mazraoui and Zakaria Labyad won the Eredivisie title, the 34th in the club's history and the first since 2002. Hakim Ziyech, author of an Ajacides season, especially in the Champions League, was also voted best player of the season by the club's supporters with 21 goals and 20 assist in all competitions.

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In the Champions League, the Atlas Lion scored two goals against Real Madrid and eliminated the triple defending champion (1-2 / 1-4) in the round of 16. In the quarterfinals, Ziyech contributed to the elimination of Cristiano Ronaldo's Juventus on his lawn (1-1 / 2-1), before he left the competition.

Opponent of Tottenham in the semi-final return of the Champions League, the Dutch club suffered a real shock when he led 2-0 during the break. Winners in the first leg (1-0) in London, Hakim Ziyech and his teammates were eliminated in the 6th minute of the extra time on their lawn. Noussair Mazraoui, for its part, was voted Talent of the Year, a trophy that rewards the club's best young player.

From Turkey to Qatar to the United Arab Emirates, Lions shine brightly

In Saudi Arabia, the Al Nassr club, in which Abdarrazzak Hamdallah and Nordin Amrabat play, won the title of the Saudi football championship yesterday, Thursday. A coronation that could never be born without Hamdallah. The inhabitant of Safi scored both goals in the last game of the season against Al Batine (2-1) and closed the historic goal scorer of the Saudi championship with 34 goals. An achievement that did not escape the Asian Football Association, which congratulated the player on his new album.

For their part, the Moroccans of Qatari club Al Duhail, Medhi Benatia and Youssef El Arabi won the Emir's Cup after beating Al Sadd (4-1), a team in which the former star of FC Barcelona Xavi Hernández.

Added to these dedications is that of Younes Belhanda with Galatasaray. The Turkish club won the 18th Turkish cup title by beating Akhisarspor (3-1) in the final of the competition.

So many victories greeted by Hervé Renard on social networks:


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