DR Congo Stuns Egypt in AFCON Penalty Shootout Thriller

Goalkeeper Lionel Mpasi emerged as the unlikely hero, scoring the winning penalty as DR Congo shocked seven-time champions Egypt in a tense shootout. The victory came after a hard-fought 1-1 draw in regular time and extra time.

Meschack Elia gave DR Congo the lead, but Egypt quickly equalized through Mostafa Mohamed’s penalty. The game took a turn in DR Congo’s favor when Egypt’s Mohamed Hamdy was sent off in extra time.

In a nail-biting penalty shootout, Mpasi’s decisive penalty secured DR Congo’s spot in the quarter-finals, where they will face Guinea.

This dramatic match adds to the excitement of the Africa Cup of Nations, which has already seen its share of surprises. The underdog success stories continue to captivate fans, making this tournament truly special.

This report is based on information from BBC Sport.


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