Blow by blow: Zambia v DR Congo

Zambia and DR Congo will face off in the Africa Cup of Nations in a Group B clash.

Starting XI

Zambia: Mweene, Nkausu, Mbola, Mtonga, Sunzu, Sinkala,  Singuluma, Lungu, Kalaba, Kampamba, Mayuka

DRC: Kidiaba, Djos, Kilichio, Mulumbu, Kage, Bezua, Bolasie, Mpela, Mongongu, Ndombe, Mbemba

– The game is underway. Kick off!

– Zambia playing from right to left, DRC playing from left to right.

 1′ Given Singuluma puts Zambia in the lead. Zambia 1-0 DRC

2′ throw in for DRC, the knock the ball around looking for an opportunity to get past the Zambia

3′ corner kick awarded to DRC

6′ Mweene spills the ball and Mbemba fires the rebound ball over the goal posts

10′ Mweene spills the ball from a cross into the box, he recovers quickly this time

11′ throw for Zambia

13′ corner kick to DRC. Mweene leaves his line quickly to get to the ball

16′ Mayuka is fouled and wins a free kick for Zambia

18′ goal kick to DRC

21‘ free kick to DRC. Zambia defend successfully

26′ Mweene stops a cross into the ball from finding the net. Zambia 1-0 DRC

27′ throw in for Zambia

29′ Sunzu goes into the referee’s books for a foul he committed

31′ Mweene stops a powerful shot directed at goal

35′ free kick awarded to DRC in the middle of the park

37′ Mweene dives to collect a forceful header from Mbokani

38′ throw in for DRC

40′ DRC get a free kick on the edge of the penalty box

41′ the DRC free kick deflects of the human wall and goes out for a corner

45′ 1 minute of added time will be played

– referee blows for half time. Half time score, Zambia 1-0 DRC.

– DRC get the second half underway

46′ Mbokani fails to direct the ball from a cross into the net

48′ Mweene needs medical treatment after cashing with Kage

50′ Kidiaba collects the ball in the air quickly before the strikers can get to it

53′ offside call goes against Mayuka

55′ Sunzu receives medical treatment

58′ the ball is played back to Kidiaba

60′ DRC on the attack, they give away the ball cheaply in outside the penalty box

–  63′ Jackson Mwanza replaces Emmanuel Mbola of Zambia

65′ Mweene is beaten by Yannick Bolasie. Zambia 1-1 DRC.

70′ Kidiaba with an easy save

71′ throw in for Zambia

73′ Clifford Mulenga comes on for Gift Kampamba for Zambia

76′ free kick to Zambia. DRC defends the corner successfully

79′ throw in for Zambia

81′ Sinkala of Zmabia receives medical

82′ Mbokani’s bicycle kick is kept out by Mweene

86′ Mtonga of Zambia needs medical treatment

88′ throw in for Zambia

90′ 3 minutes of added time will be played

– the referee blows for full time. Full time score,  Zambia 1-1 DRC.


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