Africa Cup of Nations

Dr c v c

Knockout football is here, the business end of the competition started with an African derby, adding spice to am already huge match. Neighbouring Congo and DR Congo faced off in the Estadio de Bata for a place in the semi-finals. With both teams undefeated in the group stages, it promised to be a tense affair in front of another capacity crowd in Bata.

Tense would be one word to describe the opening half but other words would be far more negative as the crowd were treated to a low quality first forty five minutes. Both sides were more than happy to keep possession in their own halves, opposition offering little in the way of pressure it seemed both sides were happy for the game to go to a penalty shoot-out. But how wrong that assumption proved to be, with a polar opposite second half of play. Two completely different sides…

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