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Congo beats Eq. Guinea on penalties in 3rd place game

Congo beats Equatorial Guinea in penalty shootout to clinch 3rd place at African Cup

Congo beats Eq. Guinea on penalties in 3rd place game

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea (AP) -- Congo beat host Equatorial Guinea 4-2 in a penalty shootout on Saturday after the third place game at the African Cup of Nations ended 0-0 after 90 minutes.

Javier Balboa and Raul Fabiani missed Equatorial Guinea's first two spot-kicks. Cedric Mongongu sealed victory for the Congolese, sending his penalty into the top right corner.

The teams were goalless after a lackluster contest at a half-empty Malabo Stadium. The third place game at the African Cup skips extra time and goes straight to penalties.

It capped a miserable week for Equatorial Guinea, which lost 3-0 to Ghana in the semifinals and was then fined $100,000 for fan violence at that game.

The shootout was the first so far at the African Cup. Ivory Coast plays Ghana in the final on Sunday.


Updated : 2021-09-23 03:51 GMT+08:00