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Benin beat Morocco on penalties to reach AFCON quarter-finals

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Benin stunned Africa Cup of Nations title contenders Morocco on penalties to reach the quarter – finals for the first time after a 1 – 1 draw in Cairo on Friday .

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

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