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7 Feb 2015
9:40 pm

Blow by blow: Congo DR vs Equatorial Guinea

Congo DR and Equatorial Guinea, will battle it out in the third/fourth play-off.

Equatorial Guinea's midfielder Viera Ellong (C) challenges Democratic Republic of the Congo's midfielder Cedric Makiadi and Democratic Republic of the Congo's forward Jeremy Bokila (R) during the 2015 African Cup of Nations third place play-off football match between Democratic Republic of the Congo and Equatorial Guinea in Malabo on February 7, 2015. AFP PHOTO / ISSOUF SANOGO

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Starting XI

Congo DR: Kidiaba, Djos, Kasusula, Makiadi, Kage, Bolasie, Zakuani, Mongongu, Mabwati, Bokila, Mbemba

Equatorial Guinea: Ovono Evuy, Gomez, Edjogo, Iyanga, Nsue, Balboa, Senobua, Esono, Sipo

Democratic Republic of the Congo's players celebrate after winning the 2015 African Cup of Nations third place play-off football match between Democratic Republic of the Congo and Equatorial Guinea in Malabo on February 7, 2015. AFP PHOTO / ISSOUF SANOGO

Democratic Republic of the Congo’s players celebrate after winning the 2015 African Cup of Nations third place play-off football match between Democratic Republic of the Congo and Equatorial Guinea in Malabo on February 7, 2015. AFP PHOTO / ISSOUF SANOGO

– Final score: Equatorial Guinea 0(2)-0(4) Congo DR. Congo DR win the bronze medal. 

– 4th penalty Douala scores! Mongoungo scores! Congo DR win the shootout 4-2 and claim 3rd place

– 3rd penalties: Ejogo scores! Mbemba scores! Congo 3-1 Guinea

– 2nd penalties: Kidiaba saves from Bosio! Lema scores! Congo 2-0 Guinea

– 1st penalties: Balboa misses! Mabwati scores! Congo 1-0 Guinea

– The game will go into penalties.

– the referee blows for full time. Full time score, Equatorial Guinea 0-0 Congo DR. 

90′ 1 minute of added time will be played

Democratic Republic of the Congo's forward Cedrick Mabwati (R) challenges Equatorial Guinea's midfielder Juvenal Edjogo during the 2015 African Cup of Nations third place play-off football match between Democratic Republic of the Congo and Equatorial Guinea in Malabo on February 7, 2015. AFP PHOTO / ISSOUF SANOGO

Democratic Republic of the Congo’s forward Cedrick Mabwati (R) challenges Equatorial Guinea’s midfielder Juvenal Edjogo during the 2015 African Cup of Nations third place play-off football match between Democratic Republic of the Congo and Equatorial Guinea in Malabo on February 7, 2015. AFP PHOTO / ISSOUF SANOGO

– ` Mabwati is booked for a reckless challenge in the middle of the park

83′ Guinea defending at the moment. Congo moving forward and trying to create chances

81′ Guinea get a throw in

78′ Belima fires a shot over the goal posts

74′ excellent save from Ovono to deny Congo

63′ Congo appeals for a penalty after Zakuani was fouled on the edge of the box

61′ Esono turns and shot in the box, Kasusula blocks the shot

60′ Kage’s effort is blocked from close range

59′ Ovono putting on a brave face to deny Bolasie

51′ corner kick to Guinea

50′ Guinea win a free kick in the middle of the pitch

53′ Mbokani passes the ball to the keeper in a one on one position after weaving past three defenders

66′ superb save from Ovono to deny Bolasie. Corner kick to Congo

– 46′ Mongongu connects perfectly with a corner kick cross and is denied by Ovono. Brilliant save

– the second half gets underway

– the referee blows for half time. Congo DR 0-0 Equatorial Guinea 

45′ Congo DR 0-0 Equatorial Guinea

39′ both teams playing long range balls.

37′ Guinea lose the ball in the final third

33′ Congo fail to profit from Guinea’s defensive mistake

28′ free kick to Guinea as Nsue is tackled. Congo defend the free kick cross successfully inside the penalty box

24′ goal kick to Guinea

20′ the ball is kept in the middle of the field away from the penalty box

18′ Guinea controlling the game at the moment. Dominating the so far

17′ throw in for Guinea

16′ corner kick to Guinea

14′ Ovono produces an excellent save to deny Zakuani

10′ Kidiaba keeps Nsue’s shot from a tight angle out

11′ free kick to Congo as Bokila is fouled

12′ attacking football from both sides in the middle of the field.

7′ the came is starting to come alive as both team start attacking

2′ both teams finding their feet in the early minutes of the game

– Guinea attacking from left to right, while Congo play from right to left

Kickoff! The game is underway