2017 AFCON: DR CONGO 3-1 TOGO – As It Happened

2017 AFCON: DR CONGO 3-1 TOGO – As It Happened
Chancel Mbemba of DR Congo evades challenge from Razak Boukari of Togo during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Finals football match between Togo and DR Congo at the Port Gentil Stadium in Gabon on 24 January 2017 ©Chris Ricco/BackpagePix

by Staff Reporter

Tuesday Jan 24, 2017. 22:57

Thank you for joining us for the game between Togo and DR Congo. The Leopards of DR Congo advance to the quarter-finals as Group C winners following their 3-1 win, while Togo's Sparrow Hawks exit the tournament after finishing fourth in the group.

Lineups:

DR Congo XI: Matampi; Issama, Tisserand, Lomalisa, Kabananga, Mulumbu, Kebano, Bope, Mbemba, Bolingi, Mubele.

Togo XI: Tchagouni; Akakpo, Ouro-Akoriko, Djene, Dossevi, Atakora, Bebou, Ayite, Boukari, Gakpe, Adebayor.


Commentary:

91 - FULL-TIME! Togo 1-3 DR Congo.

89' - CAUTION: DR Congo keeper Matampi booked.

85' - Can the Sparrow Hawks snatch three late goals within five minutes?. Let's wait and see!

83' - DR Congo sub: Bokila comes on for Kabananga as the Leopards make their last change.

80' - GOAL! Mpoku restores DR Congo's two-goal lead. Togo 1-3 DR Congo.

79' - Togo sub: Romao replaces Boukari as the Sparrow Hawks make their final change.

75' - CLOSE! DR Congo attacker Bolingi unleashes a right-footed shot which goes inches wide of the target.

70' - Laba makes an immediate impact as he fires home with a right-footed shot, but they need two more goals.

69' - GOAL! Laba pulls one back for the Sparrow Hawks. Togo 1-2 DR Congo.

67' - DR Congo sub: Botaka replaces one of the goalscorers Mubele.

67' - Togo sub: Laba comes on for Dossevi as the Sparrow Hawks make their second change.

65' - The Leopards are now dominating this game as they look to extend their lead against the Sparrow Hawks.

60' - DR Congo sub: Mpoku comes on for Kebano as the Leopards make their first change.

55' - Mubele makes it 2-0 to the Leopards following a mistake at the back by Togo keeper Mensah.

54' - GOAL! Dr Congo forward Mubele doubles his side's lead. Togo 0-2 DR Congo.

50' - It is still 0-0 between Morocco and Ivory Coast in Oyem. This means DR Congo and Morocco will advance to the quarter-finals.

46 - Second half is under way

45+3 - HALF-TIME! Togo 0-1 DR Congo

45' - Three minutes added.

40' - Five minutes left on the clock for Togo to restore parity before the break.

35' - DR Congo midfielder Mbemba tries to double his side's lead, but his effort goes wide of the target.

30' - Kabananga unleashed a good left-footed shot and it went into the back of the net. That's his third goal of the tournament.

29' - GOAL! DR Congo striker Kabananga fires past Togo keeper Mensah. Togo 0-1 DR Congo.

25' - It remains goalless here at the Stade de Port-Gentil as we approach the half-hour mark.

23' - Togo sub: Mensah replaces injured Tchagouni. That's the first change of the game.

20' - Play is stopped as Togo keeper Tchagouni is down injured. It looks like he has sustained a knee injury.

15' - DR Congo striker Kabananga has a chance to score, but Togo goalkeeper Tchagouni comes out to snatch the ball away.

10' - Togo captain and striker Adebayor has been working hard upfront for his side, but the DR Congo defence has been solid thus far

5' - The Sparrow Hawks of Togo are looking lively in the opening stages of this encounter as they look for an early goal.

1' - The match is underway here at the Stade de Port-Gentil.





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