Afcon 2019: South Africa 0-1 Morocco - By The Numbers

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Bafana's Afcon hopes are resting on a knife's edge after defeat to Morocco, here's what the numbers tell us about the game

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    Toothless Bafana

    For the second game in the tournament, Bafana Bafana failed to register a single shot on target.

    They lacked the desire and heart upfront to trouble Morocco making only 137 forward passes compared to Morocco's 164.

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    A physical encounter

    It was certainly a busy night for the referee on duty as Bafana committed a whopping 21 fouls and picked up two yellow cards. 
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    Williams stands out

    Ronwen William returned to the starting XI after sitting out the previous clash against Namibia and he did well.

    He made two saves and was the busiest of the two keepers on the night.  

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    The good and bad of Bafana

    No player made more unsuccessful passes on the pitch than Sifiso Hlanti (18).

    While no Bafana player made more successful passes than Bongani Zungu (27).

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    Morocco go wide

    With several top class wingers, Morocco more often than not looked to use their width.

    They made a total of 20 crosses into the South African box. 

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    Atlas Lions boss possession

    Morocco enjoyed the majority of possession against Bafana.

    They had 59.5% of the ball, while their opponents had just 40.5%.