Madagascar booked their place in the quarterfinals of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations with a 4-2 penalty shootout win over Democratic of Republic at Alexandria Stadium on Sunday.
The fairytale continues for Madagascar who are now through to the quarter-finals of Egypt 2019.
This is after beating DR Congo 4-2 in a penalty shootout, following their 2-2 scoreline after extra-time.
The favourites keep tumbling out of the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) Round of 16 in Egypt.Even though DR Congo came into this game as the fancied team, it is Madagascar who won their group and maintained their excellent Afcon form.
Locked at 2-2 after extra-time, the game would be decided from the penalty spot. Madagascar scored all four of their attempts while Marcel Tisserand and Yannick Bolasie both sent their shots over the crossbar as DR Congo crashed out of the African showpiece.
Madagascar (1) 2 (Amada 9′ Andriatsima 77′)
DR Congo (1) 2 (Bakambu 21′ Mbemba 90′)
Madagascar won 4-2 on penalties.
Madagascar: Adrien; Andrea (Morel 106′), Pascal, Andriatsima (Rakotoharimalala 112′), Nomenjanahary (Caloin 89′), Amada, Raveloson (Andrianarimanana 58′), Metanire, Fontaine, Mombris, Anicet.
DR Congo: Matampi; Djos, Muzinga, Tisserand, Chadrack (Bolasie 70′), Mulumbu (Bope 67′), Moke (Meschak 46′), Maghoma, Mbemba, Bakambu, Assombalonga (M’Poku 91′).