Africa Cup of Nations: DR Congo win on penalties to finish third

DR CongoDR Congo beat Equatorial Guinea 4-2 on penalties in the Africa Cup of Nations third-place play-off as the match passed without any crowd trouble.

The hosts’ semi-final against Ghana on Thursday was halted after missiles were thrown at players and supporters.

Only a small crowd turned out at Malabo stadium, the scene of Thursday’s violence, to see the sides draw 0-0 in normal time.

Defender Cedric Mongongu struck the winning penalty for DR Congo.

Equatorial Guinea were fined £65,000 for the violence following the semi-final, which saw 36 fans injured.

DR Congo defender Gabriel Zakuani had called for his country to pull out of the play-off match following the trouble.

Nick Cavell, commentating for BBC World Service at the play-off on Saturday, said there was an increased police presence around the stadium before kick-off.

Read more at: BBC Sport