Africa Cup: Outsider Benin beats Morocco and moves into the quarter-finals
Benin caused a sensation at the -AfricaCup and entered the quarter-finals. The 88th of the Fifa world ranking prevailed in the first round of 16 against the remaining without point loss and conceding fellow favorites Morocco to Achraf Hakimi of Borussia Dortmund with 4: 1 (0: 0: 1: 1) on penalties.
The national football team Benins will meet Senegal in the quarter-finals, who drew 1-0 (1-0) against Uganda in the next round. Sadio Mané, striker in the Champions League winner FC Liverpool with coach Jürgen Klopp, had brought the Senegal in the 15th minute in the lead. But in the second half he missed a penalty.
Ajax star Ziyech awards penalties in stoppage time
Benin, the team of the French selection coach Michel Dussuyer, had previously only three times participated in the African Cup - most recently in 2010. Never survived the team doing the preliminary round. This time, at Cairo's Al Salam Stadium, Moise Adilehou (54th minute), whose team-mate Khaled Adenon saw the red card in the 97th minute, had taken the lead thanks to Arminia Bielefeld's new signing Cebio Soukou Benin.
After equalizing by Youssef En-Nesyri (76 '), Hakim Ziyech, star striker from Ajax Amsterdam, scored a penalty kick for Morocco in the sixth minute of stoppage time - and missed. After the extra time, there was a penalty shoot-out. And there, the favorite nerves.
The North Africans were drafted after three successes in three games as the winner of Group D in the second round. Benin, on the other hand, after three draws in the preliminary round, only made it into the first knockout round as one of the four best group thirds.