Giant killers Libya have certified for the semifinals of the 2018 Championship of African Nations (CHAN) following a 5-Three defeat of Congo within the quarterfinals.
The match performed on Sunday evening on the Stade Adrar ended 1-1 in regulation and further time.
Congo made a gradual begin to the match and have been punished for a defensive blunder within the 15th minute when Saleh Taher discovered the again of the web for Libya’s opening objective.
Libya continued to dominate the sport however missed a number of scoring possibilities.
Congo took the bull by the horn and have been rewarded within the 37th minute when Junior Makiesse equalized to make it 1-1.
Both sides ended the primary half 1-1 however the second half noticed Congo actually taking management of the sport, however they struggled to interrupt down a well-organised Libyan defence and needed to shoot from lengthy vary with little or no impact.
In the 66th minute Makiesse tried his luck from lengthy vary, however the Libyan keeper was alert to the hazard and made a nice save to disclaim him.
Ten minutes later Jaures Ngombe additionally got here near scoring for Congo, however his 20-yard shot shaved the mistaken aspect of the submit.
Libya virtually stole the win within the 88th minute, very a lot towards the run of play, when substitute Abdelsalam Faraj Alaqoub broke by means of on objective, however he was denied in a one-on-one with the goalkeeper.
Regular time ended 1-1 and the match moved into a further 30 minutes of additional time, however nonetheless no aspect might discover a profitable objective because the match moved right into a penalty shoot-out.
Libya transformed all 5 of their penalties to beat Congo 5-Three within the shoot-out as they sealed their spot within the semi-finals of CHAN 2018 the place they may face Morocco.