Egypt vs DR Congo LIVE! AFCON result, match stream, latest updates as Leopards win penalty shootout

Egypt vs DR Congo LIVE! AFCON result, match stream, latest updates as Leopards win penalty shootout

Egypt vs DR Congo LIVE!

Egypt suffered more Africa Cup of Nations shoot-out heartache as goalkeeper Lionel Mpasi scored the winning penalty to send DR Congo through to the quarter-finals. All four of the Pharaohs' knockout games in the 2021 tournament required additional time, culminating in a spot-kick defeat to Senegal in the final. And, after a 1-1 draw following extra-time, they went the same way in San Pedro with an 8-7 loss on penalties.

Mostafa Mohamed continued to step up in the absence of the injured Mohamed Salah with his fourth goal in as many matches from the spot, cancelling out Meschack Elia's opener, with Egypt hanging on in extra time following Mohamed Hamdy's 97th-minute red card.

Mohamed missed from 12 yards the second time around and keeper Mohamed Abou Gabal also fluffed his lines, leaving opposite number Mpasi to hold his nerve and set up a last-eight clash with Guinea. Read back Egypt vs DR Congo below via Standard Sport's match blog!

Egypt vs DR Congo updates

  • Full-time! Congo wins on penalties!

  • GOAL! Mohamed equalises from penalty spot

  • GOAL! Elia heads home the opener!

23:08 , Alex Young

Incredible, incredible scenes. So many penalties and it came down to the keepers!


23:07 , Alex Young

Congo's keeper Mpasi can win this for his nation... and he does! CONGO ARE THROUGH!

23:06 , Alex Young

Egypt are running out of outfield players as Gabaski steps up for no.9... It's keeper vs keeper and... he hits the bar!! Advantage Congo!

23:05 , Alex Young

Can Congo respond once again? Inonga steps up and... SCORES!

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It's penalty number eight for Egypt and Hamada... SCORES!

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On we go as DR Congo turn to Mbemba... who also SCORES!

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Fathi next up for Egypt... he SCORES!

Not a single threat of a save from either keeper so far.

23:01 , Alex Young

Kalulu does not look fazed at all with a short run up... and SCORES!

23:01 , Alex Young

Hegazy is first up in sudden death... and SCORES! As cool as you like.

23:00 , Alex Young

Tshibola has it all on his shoulders... but SCORES! Sudden death it is.

22:59 , Alex Young

Hany will take Egypt's fifth penalty... and makes no mistake! If Congo miss this, then it's all over...

22:58 , Alex Young

Congo really need to score this... and Silas does! The pressure is mounting now.

22:57 , Alex Young

Kamal now with Egypt's fourth... and he powers it home.

22:57 , Alex Young

Dianganga looks very confident... and that's why! Slots it home for 2-2.

22:56 , Alex Young

Marmoush can get us back on track... and does! Into the top of the net. Unstoppable.

22:55 , Alex Young

All square again then.


22:55 , Alex Young

Masuaku can give Congo the lead... but doesn't! It's well over the bar!

That is woeful.


22:54 , Alex Young

Mostafa Mohamed... MISSES! Advantage Congo!

22:53 , Alex Young

Two penalties, the keeper sent the wrong way both times.

22:53 , Alex Young

It's Moutoussamy first up for DR Congo.... and he scores!

22:52 , Alex Young

Abdelmonem... scores!

22:51 , Alex Young

It looks like Egypt will take first.

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Here we go.

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Both teams are picking their penalty takers.

It's penalties!

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124min: A shootout will decide who faces Guinea in the quarter-finals.

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123min: Last throw of the dice as Diananga lifts a corker of a cross into the Egypt box but it's headed clear.

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121min: Four minutes added on.

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120min: Silas thinks he has turned the Egypt defence with one of the final attacks, but Hany does superbly to stick in a boot to deny him near the touchline.

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118min: Neither team knows if they want to go for the win or take the penalty shootout gamble.

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114min: Mamoush screams in pain as Kalulu goes in recklessly on his ankle.

That looked very painful, and he will make the most of his time on the pitch I'm sure.

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112min: Elneny is both, replaced by Lasheen.

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111min: Bongonda brings the ball down on his chest at the edge of the area and volleys at goal, but it would have cleared three goals.

22:31 , Alex Young

110min: Egypt retreat again, inviting Congo onto them but the Leopards are just relying on cross after cross into the area which their opponents are more than a match to.

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108min: Egypt keeper got hurt in that move but looks OK to continue.

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107min: Chance! Banza stretches to tuck home surely the winner but the fizzed-in cross is too quick for him.

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106min: Back underway.

Half-time in extra time!

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108min: Just not much in the way of clear-cut chances. Egypt holding on for penalties now.

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107min: Diangana is on for Elia... and immediately goes down under a touch tackle. Welcome to the game!

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106min: Two minutes added on.

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103min: Egypt are holding on as half-time approach, Elia tries to lift a cross into the area but the defence stands firm to head clear.

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102min: Bongonda now gets booked for a late tackle. That was more cynical than sloppy.

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99min: Fathy, another substitute, is replaced by Kamal following the red card.


22:12 , Alex Young

96min: This will liven things up! Hamdi, on at half-time of normal time, gets a second yellow card!

22:11 , Alex Young

94min: Two very tired and nervous teams are there. Silas tries to make something happen but his first touch is poor.

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91min: Back underway.

End of 90 minutes

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97min: ...we're heading for extra time!

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95min: Egypt pushing for a late winner.

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92min: Six minutes added on.

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91min: Zizo is replaced by Fathy.

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89min: Silas replaces Wissa.

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88min: Mamoush looks to feed Mohamed into the box, but the pass is a tad too heavy.

Chances are coming.

21:52 , Alex Young

86min: Hamada looks poised at the back post to slot home but gets the ball stuck under his feet!

21:49 , Alex Young

83min: Attia is replaced by Hamada, and Marmoush replaces Trezeguet.

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81min: Attia gets a booking for a cynical foul on Bongonda.

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79min: Another Congo change as Pickel is replaced by Tshibola.

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77min: Time for a water break.

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75min: Trezeguet winds up from 25 yards but his shot hits a team-mate.

21:38 , Alex Young

72min: Egypt are not doing enough to test DR Congo. Mohamed tries to get the better of them and the referee with a dive but no one is fooled.

21:35 , Alex Young

69min: Congo waste another corner. They've had plenty and done little with any of them.

21:31 , Alex Young

66min: Double change for DR Congo. Desabre and Banza are on for Batubinsika and Bakumbu.

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64min: Another chance for Egypt as Ateya tries his luck from the edge of the area, but it's straight at the keeper.

21:28 , Alex Young

63min: Wissa darts into the area and has to shoot... but he opts to find a team-mate and then takes a tumble. That's poor.

21:27 , Alex Young

61min: Chance! Zizo is denied from close range... he had to do better surely!

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59min: Handi is booked. It's almost been coming since he came on at half-time!

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56min: Mbemba climbs highest at the corner but his header is well wide.

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53min: First real chance of the second half as Elia beats his man and sends in a low shot which Bakambu can only direct the wrong side of the post.

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50min: Bit of a slower start to this half.

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47min: Hamdi is immediately penalised for a foul, but replays suggest he did not even make contact.

Second half!

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46min: Back underway. El Fotouh has been replaced by Hamdi.

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Here come the teams for the second half.

20:59 , Alex Young

A header and a penalty are the difference. Egypt dominated possession but DR Congo are more than matching them.A big 45 minutes to come.



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47min: ...and so it is.

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45min: Wissa penalised for a foul after trying to get away from to Egypt defenders in their final third. That should almost be it for the first half.

20:48 , Alex Young

47min: Six minutes added time.

Egypt really got a helping hand with that one.


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46min: Mostafa makes no mistake from 12 yards.


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44min: Given after a VAR review... that is soft!

20:45 , Alex Young

42min: Hold on, penalty shout for Egypt! A foul on Hegazi?


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37min: DR Congo have been threatening all game and they have the breakthrough!

Wissa turns smartly inside the area and whips a cross into the area for Elia to head home on the line!

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36min: Straight into the keeper's arms.

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35min: Egypt win a free kick after a tough tackle from Kalulu...

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34min: Egypt back to bossing possession.

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31min: Time for a water break.

20:32 , Alex Young

30min: More fine work down the right by Congo, but Hegazi is on hand to divert the danger inside the area.

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28min: Congo enjoying an extended period of possession now.

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24min: Fine pass from Wissa to feed Elia into the area, but the winger takes a touch and allows the defence to smother before the kicker pounces on the loose ball.

Decision-making not his strong point, poor Elia.

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20min: Congo pushing with a rare break as Bongonda has a pop from the edge of the area which whistles over the bar.

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16min: Wissa tries his luck from a direct free kick about 30 yards out... but hits the wall.

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13min: Half-hearted shouts for a penalty from Egypt after some commotion, but the referee isn't interested.

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11min: The following corner comes to nothing.

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10min: Egypt racking up chances. Elneny is found in the area to turn sharply and shoot but team-mate Mustafa gets in the way and allows DR Congo to clear.

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8min: Huge chance! Hegazy is found in the centre with a whipped cross, but his fierce header fizzes over.

Unmarked, should have hit the target.

20:06 , Alex Young

5min: Egypt are being patient with the ball, looking for a gap.

20:03 , Alex Young

3min: First chance of the game falls to Elia of DR Conga, but it's very high and very wide.


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1min: Here we go!

19:56 , Alex Young

Here come the teams.

Team news

19:48 , Alex Young

Three changes apiece for Egypt and DR Congo.

Egypt drop veteran goalkeeper El Shenawy for Gabal, while Elneny comes in for Ashour and Marmoush is replaced by Trezeguet.

DR Congo make their changes in attack as Kakuta, Silas and Mayele drop out for Bongonda, Elia and Bakambu.

19:36 , Alex Young

The atmosphere is building inside the Stade Laurent Pokou.

19:23 , Alex Young

The last time DR Conga were at AFCON, they reached the quarter-finals in 2019. Two years earlier, they reached the quarter-finals.

They will know they can win tonight, and will know Egypt are not at full strength, far from it.

It's Guinea in the quarters

19:09 , Alex Young

An injury-time goal from Mohamed Bayo saw Guinea beat Equtorial Guinea and secure a quarter-final spot.

Equatorial Guinea were reduced to 10 men in the 55th minute when Federico Bikoro was sent off. Soon after Emilio Nsue missed from the spot to hand Guinea another life line.

Teams in full

19:01 , Alex Young

Egypt XI: Abo Gabal; Hany, Abdelmonem, Hegazy, Fatouh; Elneny, Attia, Fathy; Zizo, Trezeguet, Mostafa

DR Congo XI: Mpasi; Mbemba, Batubinsika, Kalulu, Masuaku; Moutoussamy, Pickel, Meschack, Bongonda; Wissa, Bakambu

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