Tunisia, DR Congo draw to reach last 8

2015-01-26 22:17

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Tunisia and Democratic Republic of Congo drew 1-1 to take both sides through to the quarterfinals of the Africa Cup of Nations.

Tunisia progressed as Group B winners, but substitute Loteteka Bokila’s 66th-minute equaliser was crucial for Congo as they squeezed through to the last eight through the tournament’s tiebreaker rules.

Congo finished with the same points as Cape Verde, who drew 0-0 with Zambia, but scored more goals in the group stage.

Tunisia had led at a near-empty Bata Stadium through forward Ahmed Akaichi’s first-half header.

Both sides celebrated at full time, obviously aware of the result in the other Group B game played at the same time in Ebebiyin between Cape Verde and Zambia.

Tunisia now plays host Equatorial Guinea in the quarters. Congo will face Republic of Congo.

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