MOROCCO became the first ever African nation to reach the World Cup semi-finals thanks to a bullet header from Youssef En-Nesyri.
The striker put Cristiano Ronaldo to shame – jumping to a whopping 9FT 1INCHES to crash home the winner.
AlamyYoussef En-Nesyri was clocked at 9ft 1in in the air for his winning goal against Portugal[/caption]
AFPEn-Nesyri jumped eight inches higher than Cristiano Ronaldo did for his famous header back in 2019[/caption]
GettyEn-Nesyri’s goal saw Morocco become the first ever African nation to reach a World Cup semi-final[/caption]
Ronaldo famously scored for Juventus against Sampdoria with a stooping header back in 2019.
The Portugal forward, who was knocked out of the World Cup by En-Nesyri’s goal, rose to an incredible 8ft 4in.
He was then hailed for his superhuman athleticism after the strike.
But Sevilla star En-Nesyri took things to a whole new level with his effort on Saturday.
Both men stand at 6ft2, but En-Nesyri’s quarter-final strike saw him jump eight inches HIGHER than Ronaldo did three years ago.
The Morocco man rose to a staggering 9ft 1in as he leapt above Ruben Dias to send his nation into the last four, according to the Daily Mail.
En-Nesyri almost seemed to float in the air as he jumped into the gods to connect with Yahia Attiyat Allah’s cross.
In doing so he set up a semi-final meeting with France on Wednesday.
Even Ronaldo was pictured looking impressed as he watched on from the bench as En-Nesyri powered home.
The goal settled the game, and reduced Ronaldo tears at the final whistle.
He is now jobless after being axed by Manchester United just days before the World Cup.
En-Nesyri meanwhile will be looking to repeat the feat when he takes on Kylian Mbappe and Co for a place in the final.
Whoever comes out on top will take on the winners of Argentina vs Croatia for the right to lift football’s greatest prize.