MATCH CENTRE

SUN 07 JULY 2019, 18:00, ALEXANDRIA

2(4)
VS
2(2)

Madagascar claim DRC scalp to advance in Egypt

by BackPageTXT

Sun July 07, 19:50

Madagascar booked their place in the quarterfinals of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations with a 4-2 penalty shootout win over Democratic of Republic at Alexandria Stadium on Sunday.

Locked at 2-2 after extra-time, the game would be decided from the penalty spot. Madagascar scored all four of their attempts while Marcel Tisserand and Yannick Bolasie both sent their shots over the crossbar as DR Congo crashed out of the African showpiece.

Barea will face either Ghana or Tunisia for a place in the final four of this year's tournament.

Ibrahim Amada fired Madagascar in front after just nine minutes. The Malagasy midfielder sent a left-footed rocket into the corner of the net as the island nation continued from where they left off against Nigeria.

DR Congo levelled matters in the 21st minute through Cedric Bakambu. The China-based forward nodding home a pin-point cross from Ngonda Muzinga for his third goal of the tournament.

Madagascar regained their lead through captain Faneva Imà Andriatsima in the 77th minute and his goal looked sure to send the island nation into the quarterfinals, but Chancel Mbemba had other ideas; as he found the back of the net in the final minute of regulation time.

Following an extra-time period dominated by DR Congo, the game would be decided from the penalty spot as the Leopards failed to find the killer blow.

Madagascar duly came up trumps, sinking all four of their penalties before Bolasie's decisive miss sent DR Congo packing.

Madagascar (1) 2 (Amada 9' Andriatsima 77')

DR Congo (1) 2 (Bakambu 21' Mbemba 90')

Madagascar won 4-2 on penalties.

Madagascar: Adrien; Andrea (Morel 106'), Pascal, Andriatsima (Rakotoharimalala 112'), Nomenjanahary (Caloin 89'), Amada, Raveloson (Andrianarimanana 58'), Metanire, Fontaine, Mombris, Anicet.

DR Congo: Matampi; Djos, Muzinga, Tisserand, Chadrack (Bolasie 70'), Mulumbu (Bope 67'), Moke (Meschak 46'), Maghoma, Mbemba, Bakambu, Assombalonga (M'Poku 91').

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LAST 16 ALEXANDRIA
MADAGASCAR GOALS DR CONGO GOALS
15. Ibrahim Amada 17. Cedric Bakambu
21. Thomas Fontaine 10. Paul-José M'Poku
20. Romain Metanire 17. Cedric Bakambu (21')
22. Jerome Mombris 22. Chancel Mbemba Mangulu (90')
9. Faneva Andriatsima (77')
15. Ibrahim Amada (9')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1 2
MADAGASCAR STARTING LINEUP DR CONGO STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
23
Goalkeeper
1
Defender

22
Defender
90'
22
Defender
97'
2
Defender

20
Defender
5
Defender

21
Defender
3
Defender
46'
12
Midfielder
9'

15
Midfielder
70'
6
Midfielder
89'
12
Midfielder
20
Midfielder
58'
18
Midfielder
45 + 1'
67'
7
Forward/Striker
105 + 1'
2
Forward/Striker
91'
19
Forward/Striker
77'
112'
9
Forward/Striker
21'

17
SUBSTITUTIONS
Jeremy Morel
Defender
105 + 1'
14
Elia Meschak
Forward/Striker
46'
13
Njiva Rakotoharimalala
Midfielder
112'
10
Merveille Bokadi
Defender
67'
18
Andriamirado Andrianarimanana
Midfielder
58'
8
Yannick Bolasie
Forward/Striker
70'
11
Dimitry Caloin
Midfielder
89'
7
Paul-José M'Poku
Midfielder
91'
10
CARDS
Jeremy Morel
Defender
113'
14
Youssouf Mulumbu
Midfielder
45 + 1'
7
Issama Djos
Defender
97'
2
KEY
Goal
Penalty Missed
Yellow Card
Substitute IN
Own Goal
Penalty Shootout Goal
Yellow / Red Card
Substitute OUT
Penalty
Penalty Shootout Miss
Red Card
Injury
GALLERY
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