Cote d’Ivoire v DR Congo: How the Leopards got there

Cote d’Ivoire v DR Congo: How the Leopards got there – The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) is doing well in the TotalEnergies CAF Africa Cup of Nations, Côte d’Ivoire 2023. Despite facing tough competition, the team has shown great determination and determination.

The Democratic Republic of Congo was placed in a challenging group with Morocco, Tanzania and Zambia. Under the leadership of coach Sébastien Desabre, the team showed remarkable consistency in its three matches in Group F, and ultimately ensured that it advances to the next phase of the competition.

In their matches against Zambia and Morocco, the Democratic Republic of Congo was left behind. However, they showed great character and determination to come back to draw in both matches, with the final score 1-1 against each opponent.

This impressive display of tenacity and fighting spirit has undoubtedly contributed to DRC’s success in the tournament so far. It will be exciting to see how they continue to perform in the later stages of the competition.

Cote d’Ivoire v DR Congo: How the Leopards got there

In the Africa Cup of Nations, Yoan Wissa scored against Chipolopolo and Silas Katompa scored against Atlas Lions. Their last match against Tanzania ended in a draw, thus guaranteeing a chance to qualify for the round of 16.

In the knockout phase, the Democratic Republic of Congo faced the pharaohs of Egypt by showing great aggression. Mostafa Mohamed responded to Meschak Elia’s goal, leading to a 1-1 draw in extra time. Leopards finally won in the penalty shootout, with goalkeeper Lionel Mpasi emerging as the hero.

Entering the quarter finals, the DRC goalkeeper continued to threaten despite allowing a goal to Mohamed Bayo. The team beat Guinea 3-1, with goals scored by Chancel Mbemba, Yoan Wissa and Arthur Masuaku.

Overall, DR Congo’s run in the tournament showed their resilience and skill, ultimately leading to success in the knockout stage.

Cote d'Ivoire v DR Congo: How the Leopards got there

Possible Lineups

Goalkeeper: Lionel M’pasi.
Defenders: Arthur Masuaku, Henoc Inonga, Chancel Mbemba, Gedeon Kalulu.
Midfielders: Samuel Moutoussamy, Charles Pickel, Yoane Wissa, Theó Bongonda, Meschack Elia.
Forwards: Cédric Bakambu.

Team News

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR Congo) has reached the semi-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) for the first time since 2015. The team is determined to go further and not only reach the semi-finals. . Their main goal is to continue to pursue the dream of winning the third continental title. Cédric Bakambu, a key player in the team, leads his teammates in this search. The strong performance of the team in the tournament shows its determination and desire to achieve success in the continental stage.

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