DR Congo Beat Egypt On Penalties In Cup Of Nations last-16

DR Congo Beat Egypt On Penalties In Cup Of Nations last-16

On Sunday, the Democratic Republic of Congo secured an incredible 8-7 win at the Africa Cup of Nations last-16 in San Pedro. Congo claimed the win after Egypt’s goalkeeper, Mohamed Abou Gabal, missed his penalty in the shootout.

Abou Gabal’s shot struck the crossbar, and his opposite number, Lionel Mpasi, scored against him. The Congolese celebrated the victory, as they will now play Guinea in the quarterfinals on Friday in Abidjan.

Meschack Elia almost scored on the goal line to give DR Congo the advantage early in the match. Meanwhile, Mostafa Mohamed’s fourth goal of the competition, scored from the penalty spot just before halftime, cut the lead to just nine minutes. Salah ceased attacking and managed to hold on as the match proceeded to a shootout after Egypt midfielder Mohamed Hamdy was sent off in extra time. The shootout ended with Egypt emerging victorious.

​​After Gedo (2010) and Ali Abo Gresha (1974), Mohamed became the third Egyptian player to score in four games overall and the first to score in their first four games in a Cup of Nations finals. Following the win, Mohamed Salah will continue playing with Liverpool and not return to Ivory Coast. He is currently recovering from a hamstring injury.