Moroccan internationals playing in the various European football championships are now unquestionably stars who shine in the European sky with their decisive performances.
Lately, the Atlas Lions have continued to bring their personal touch in decisive moments whether to give their teams the advantage or to save them from defeat, performances highly praised by supporters and specialists European football.
In La Liga, Abdessamad Ezzalzouli continues to shine match after match with Osasuna. He notably scored the winning goals for his team against Elche (2-1) in the match counting for the 28th day.
Loaned to Osasuna by FC Barcelona this season, Abdessamad Ezzalzouli has had a good career and is attracting the greed of several clubs, while the Catalan team is counting on their protege for next season.
A desire expressed by Barça coach Xavi Hernandez, who stressed at a press conference that the Moroccan international will be an important part of the backbone of his team next season.
Awaiting his long-awaited return to the Catalan club, Ezzalzouli is also on the radars of other European clubs, according to the Spanish sports press which claim that Wolverhampton and Atletico Madrid are fine-tuning their offers to secure the player’s services in the next transfer window.
Also in La Liga, Valladolid clinched victory thanks to decisive goals from Moroccan internationals Salim Amallah and Jawad El Yamiq against Villarreal (2-1) on Matchday 29.
A success that allowed their team to climb the rankings to 14th place in La Liga with 32 units.
For his part, the star striker of Sevilla FC, Youssef En-Nesyri, who has 52 goals in La Liga and is now 6 goals away from equaling the historic record of achievements by a Moroccan player in Spain, held by the late Larbi Ben Barek shines brightly with the Andalusian club.
In the Europa League, En-Nesyri caused a sensation by contributing to the equalizer (2-2) for his team, which was beaten by Manchester United in the quarter-finals.
Confirming his good form, the Moroccan international sent a header that bounced off Maguire and took goalkeeper De Gea on the wrong foot (90th + 2), saving his team from defeat in extremis.
In Ligue 1, the Moroccan international, Zakaria Aboukhlal, signs high-level performances, since his arrival in the ranks of Toulouse from AZ Alkmaar, which allowed him to find a place among the pillars of the Toulouse and Ligue 1 team.
Aboukhlal allowed Toulouse to come back to the score against Lyon, who ultimately won the match (2-1) played at the start of the 31st day of Ligue 1.
In England, another Atlas Lion is making headlines. This is youngster Anass Zaroury, a key part of the Burnley squad who recently joined English football’s elite in the Premier League.
Often hailed by his Belgian coach, Vincent Kompany, Zaroury was also unanimous with Clarets supporters who dedicated a song to the Moroccan international, seduced by his quality of play and his decisive contribution in the ranks of promoted Burnley.
With the rise of his team in the Premier League, the young and talented Zaroury will certainly spark and arouse the interest of the big names in the European football championships, like his teammates from the Moroccan national team who continue to honor Moroccan football after their historic performance in the World Cup in Qatar.