Africa Cup of Nations - Group C
Togo1DR Congo3

Togo 1-3 Congo DR

Junior Kabananga
FC Astana forward Kabananga is now the tournament's top scorer with three goals from three games

DR Congo reached the Africa Cup of Nations last eight as Group C winners with a victory that eliminated Togo.

Tournament top scorer Junior Kabananga converted Chancel Mbemba's pass for the opener, his third goal in three games.

Kabananga hit the post with a flicked header before Ndombe Mubele doubled the lead after the break, looping the ball over the keeper amid static defending.

Kodjo Fo-Doh Laba's tidy finish gave Togo hope, but Paul-Jose M'Poku's free-kick secured a deserved DR Congo win.

In the group's other game, holders Ivory Coast were knocked out after a 1-0 defeat by Morocco, who go through as group runners-up.

DR Congo go on to play the Group D runners-up in the quarter-finals, which will be one of Mali, Ghana or - most likely - Egypt.

Togo had to beat DR Congo to go through and the game began with ill fortune as goalkeeper Baba Tchagouni was forced off injured.

He had to be replaced by third-choice stopper Cedric Mensah as first-choice Kossi Agassa had been allowed to return home after his house was vandalised by fans angry with his performance in the previous game, a 3-1 defeat by Morocco.

After Fo-Doh Laba's goal, former Arsenal and Manchester City forward Emmanuel Adebayor blasted a chance for an equaliser straight at the keeper and was denied by a goalline clearance in injury time, but DR Congo were comfortable for the majority of the match.

Jonathan Bolingi had a goal ruled out for offside, and the striker might have wrapped the result up sooner with a shot deflected just wide before M'Poku's free-kick swerved in off the underside of the bar.

Line-ups

Togo

  • 23TchagouniSubstituted forMensahat 23'minutes
  • 17Gakpe
  • 5Akakpo
  • 13Ouro-Akoriko
  • 21Dakonam Ortega
  • 7DosseviSubstituted forFo-Doh Labaat 67'minutes
  • 18Atakora
  • 22Bebou
  • 12BoukariSubstituted forRomaoat 78'minutes
  • 10Ayité
  • 4Adebayor

Substitutes

  • 1Mensah
  • 2Atchou
  • 3Ouro-Sama
  • 6Mamah
  • 8Agbégniadan
  • 9Bossou
  • 11Kouloum
  • 14Segbefia
  • 15Romao
  • 16Agassa
  • 19Fo-Doh Laba
  • 20Eninful

DR Congo

  • 1MatampiBooked at 90mins
  • 2Issama Mpeko
  • 18Bokadi
  • 5Tisserand
  • 13Lomalisa Mutambala
  • 22Mbemba
  • 7Mulumbu
  • 21MubeleSubstituted forBotakaat 67'minutes
  • 10KebanoSubstituted forM'Pokuat 59'minutes
  • 6KabanangaSubstituted forBokilaat 83'minutes
  • 12Bolingi

Substitutes

  • 3N'Sakala
  • 8M'Poku
  • 9Mbokani
  • 11Botaka
  • 15Mulumba
  • 16Kudimbana
  • 17Bakambu
  • 19Bokila
  • 23Kiassumbua
Referee:
Malang Diedhiou

Match Stats

Home TeamTogoAway TeamDR Congo
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home6
Away17
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home23
Away21

Live Text

Match ends, Togo 1, Congo DR 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Togo 1, Congo DR 3.

Attempt missed. Jonathan Bolingi (Congo DR) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Jordan Botaka.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Booking

Ley Matampi (Congo DR) is shown the yellow card.

Delay in match Ley Matampi (Congo DR) because of an injury.

Corner, Togo. Conceded by Merveille Bope Bokadi.

Attempt blocked. Emmanuel Adebayor (Togo) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Floyd Ayité.

Djené (Togo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Botaka (Congo DR).

Corner, Togo. Conceded by Chancel Mbemba.

Ihlas Bebou (Togo) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Issama Mpeko (Congo DR).

Foul by Emmanuel Adebayor (Togo).

Merveille Bope Bokadi (Congo DR) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Jonathan Bolingi (Congo DR) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Paul-José M'Poku.

Corner, Togo. Conceded by Issama Mpeko.

Hand ball by Kodjo Fo-Doh Laba (Togo).

Offside, Congo DR. Jonathan Bolingi tries a through ball, but Joyce Lomalisa Mutambala is caught offside.

Hand ball by Floyd Ayité (Togo).

Foul by Kodjo Fo-Doh Laba (Togo).

Marcel Tisserand (Congo DR) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Congo DR. Jeremy Bokila replaces Junior Kabananga.

Djené (Togo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Botaka (Congo DR).

Hand ball by Jacques-Alaixys Romao (Togo).

Offside, Togo. Lalawélé Atakora tries a through ball, but Kodjo Fo-Doh Laba is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Togo 1, Congo DR 3. Paul-José M'Poku (Congo DR) from a free kick with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

Foul by Lalawélé Atakora (Togo).

Junior Kabananga (Congo DR) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Togo. Jacques-Alaixys Romao replaces Razak Boukari.

Floyd Ayité (Togo) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Youssouf Mulumbu (Congo DR).

Attempt missed. Jonathan Bolingi (Congo DR) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Paul-José M'Poku.

Razak Boukari (Togo) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Issama Mpeko (Congo DR).

Attempt missed. Chancel Mbemba (Congo DR) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Junior Kabananga.

Offside, Togo. Floyd Ayité tries a through ball, but Kodjo Fo-Doh Laba is caught offside.

Corner, Congo DR. Conceded by Ihlas Bebou.

Attempt saved. Jonathan Bolingi (Congo DR) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Joyce Lomalisa Mutambala.

goal

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burkina Faso31204225
2Cameroon31203215
3Gabon30302203
4Guinea-Bissau301225-31

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Senegal32106247
2Tunisia32016516
3Algeria302156-12
4Zimbabwe301248-41

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1DR Congo32106337
2Morocco32014226
3Ivory Coast302123-12
4Togo301226-41

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ghana22002026
2Egypt21101014
3Mali201101-11
4Uganda200202-20
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