AFCON 2019: Benin stuns Morocco, advance to Quarter Final

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Benin have beaten Morocco on penalties in the Africa Cup of Nations AFCON last 16 to advance to the Quarter Final of the tournament.

Benin stunned the AFCON title contenders on penalties to reach the quarter-finals for the first time after a 1-1 draw in Cairo on Friday.

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Moise Adilehou put Benin ahead early in the second half before Youssef En-Nesyri equalised, but Hakim Ziyech blew the chance to seal the victory for Morocco by striking the post with a 96th-minute penalty.

Sofiane Boufal and En-Nesyri both missed in the shootout as Benin, who reached the last 16 on the back of three draws, triumphed 4-1 on spot-kicks.

The Benin republic team will be playing against the winner in the ongoing round of 16 game between Uganda and Senegal.

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