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DR Congo blow away Guinea book semifinals spot

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DR Congo came from behind to beat Guinea 3-1 and book a semi-final spot at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

Mohamed Bayo put Guinea ahead with a 20th-minute penalty after the forward was fouled by Chancel Mbemba, but Mbemba fired in from a narrow angle to equalise seven minutes later.

DR Congo had a penalty of their own in the second half when Julian Jeanvier clipped the legs of Silas, and Brentford forward Yoane Wissa converted to give the Leopards the lead with 25 minutes remaining.

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The West Africans had little in response after going behind and the result was sealed when Arthur Masuaku’s free-kick from wide on the left caught out Guinea goalkeeper Ibrahim Kone at his near post.

DR Congo will face the winners of Saturday’s quarter-final between Mali and hosts Ivory Coast (17:00 GMT) in the last four on Wednesday.

DR Congo are in the semi-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time since 2013, when the Leopards finished third

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