Match Facts – Quarterfinals Day 1

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Mali – Congo

·       This is the third time Mali have reached the quarter-finals in the African Nations Championship after 2014 and 2016. They progressed to the semi-finals only once: in February 2016, after beating Tunisia (2-1).

·       The only previous quarter-final played by Congo in the African Nations Championship was in 2018, against Libya (1-1 after extra-time, eliminated on penalty shootout 3-5).

·       Congo have the lowest shooting accuracy in this African Nations Championship 2020 (21.7%).

Congo DR – Cameroon

·       Cameroon have won their two previous African Nations Championship games against Congo DR: 2-0 in 2011 and 3-1 in 2016, both in the group stages.

·       Congo DR have reached the quarter-finals of the African Nations Championship for the fourth time (2011, 2014, 2016 and this year – straight into the semi-finals in their 2009 triumph), more than any other country.

·       Cameroon have reached the quarter-finals in the African Nations Championship for the third time, after 2011 and 2016, but they have never progressed to the semi-finals in the competition.