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31 Jan 2015
6:01 pm

Blow by blow: Congo vs DRC

Congo takes on Congo DR in the first quarter-final match of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.

Democratic Republic of Congo's Chancel Mbemba (L) challenges Congo's Arnold Bouka Moutou during their quarter-final soccer match of the 2015 African Cup of Nations in Bata January 31, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (EQUATORIAL GUINEA - Tags: SPORT SOCCER)

Starting XI

Congo: Mafoumbi, N’Gounga, Moutou, Bissiki, Baudry, Babele, Oniangue, N’Dinga, Ferebory, Litsingi, Bifouma.

DRC: Kidiaba, Issama, Mongongu, Zakuani, Kasusula, Cedric Mabwati, Makiadi, Mbemba, Bokila, Bolasie, Mbokani.

–  Democratic Republic of Congo will advance to the semi-final of the 2014 Africa Cup of Nations.

– The referee blows for full time. Full time score, Congo Brazzaville 2-4 Democratic Republic of Congo.

90′ Litsingi strikes the goal posts, DRC manage to clear the ball

89′ Mbokani Bezua puts the ball between the goalkeeper’s (Mafoumbi) legs. Congo Brazzaville 2-4 Democratic Republic of Congo.

88′ 4 minutes of added time will be played.

86′ throw in for Congo

81′ free kick to DRC outside the penalty box. Mpela connects with the free kick cross to beat Mafoumbi.  Congo Brazzaville 2-3 Democratic Republic of Congo.

77′ Moutou needs medical treatment

74′ Congo Brazzaville 2-2 Democratic Republic of Congo.

71′ Kasusula’s free header in the box is wide at goal

69′ offside call goes against DRC

67′ attacking football from both sides. End to end stuff. a Number of scoring opportunities have been created by both sides

65′ Mbokani Bezua finds the first goal for Democratic Republic of Congo. Congo Brazzaville 2-1 Democratic Republic of Congo

64′ goal kick to Mafoumbi

61′ Thievy Bifouma find the back of the net and a second goal for Congo Brazzaville. Congo Brazzaville 2-0 Democratic Republic of Congo

60′ corner kick to Congo. DRC defend successfully

58′ Mbemba’s free kick strike hits the cross bar. Congo scramble to clear the loose ball

54′ Férébory Doré beats Kidiaba from close range. Congo Brazzaville 1-0 Democratic Republic of Congo

51′ Bokila strikes the cross bar, unlucky. A well struck shot by Bokila

50′ Makiadi needs medical treatment following a clash with Oniangue

48′ Zakuani is carried of the field, he might not continue with the game

47′ DRC’s long ball forward is cleared away

– the second half is underway

– the referee blows for half time. Congo Brazzaville 0-0 Democratic Republic of Congo

45′ 1 minute of added time will be played

43′ Zakuani needs medical treatment after landing awkwardly

41′ N’Dinga curls away from Kidiaba’s goal posts. Goal kick to DRC

40′ Makiadi is booked for a tackle from behind on Bifouma. Free kick to Congo

38′ Bokila fires the free kick cross over the goal posts

37′ free kick to DRC outside the penalty box

34′ Bolasie kicks the ball straight at the goalkeeper (Mofoumbi)

33′ free to Congo

30′ corner kick to Congo. DRC defend successfully

27′ Mbokani fails to connect with Bolasie’s pass in the final third to trouble Congo

23′ DRC defend successfully and initiate a counter attack, the counter attack loses steam and Congo  win the ball back

22′ corner kick to Congo as Mongongu clears Moutou’s at goal

19′ DRC fails to draw dividends from their possession in Congo’s penalty box

18′ throw in for DRC

14′  Mongongu’s shot at goal is parried by Mafoumbi

13′ Mbemaba heads the ball over the goal posts

12′ corner kick for DRC

11′ the ball is played back to Kidiaba

9′ Bolasie fails to keep his curling shot on target down. Great effort by Bolasie

6′ Mbokani exerting pressure on Congo’s defence in an attempt to force them into making mistakes

4′ throw in for Congo

2′ Mbokani’s free kick cross goes out for a goal kick to Congo

1′ both teams finding their rhythm.

– early throw in  for DRC

– Kickoff! Congo get the game underway