Madagascar, Algeria qualify for last 8 in Africa Cup

Madagascar continue to impress with penalty victory over DR Congo, Algeria hammer Guinea 3-0 to book quarter-finals tickets

Muhammed Enes Calli   | 08.07.2019
Madagascar, Algeria qualify for last 8 in Africa Cup


The tournament's surprise team Madagascar advanced to the quarter finals in the Africa Cup of Nations after beating DR Congo 4-2 on penalties on Sunday.

Ibrahim Amada gave Madagascar early lead in the ninth minute of the game, 1-0.

Turkish club Bursaspor's former forward Cedric Bakambu from DR Congo equalized the game 12 minutes after Ibrahim Amada’s goal, 1-1.

In the second half of the match, Andriatsima from Madagascar gave his nation the lead again in the 77th minute.

The match went into extra-time after Chancel Mbemba's late equalizer in the last minute of the regular time, 2-2.

In the extra time, both team were not able to break the deadlock and the penalty shootout determined the victor.

Madagascar beat DR Congo 4-2 on penalties and qualified for the quarter-finals as the team continue to shock their rivals with impressive performances in the competition.

In the second game of the day, Algeria hammered Guinea 3-0 and bagged the last-eight ticket.

Mohamed Belaili, Riyad Mahrez and Adam Ounas all scored for Algeria and brought the easy victory over Guinea.

The Round of 16 phase in Egypt will be completed with two games on Monday.

Two-time champions Ivory Coast will take on Mali in Suez while Ghana will face Tunisia in Ismailia in tournament's last Round 16 matches.

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