DO YOU KNOW? Benin Got To The Quarter Finals Of AFCON 2019 Without Winning… (Read How)

10-man Benin stunned Africa Cup of Nations title contenders Morocco in a penalty shootout on Friday to reach the quarter-finals after a 1-1 draw in Cairo.

Moise Adilehou forced home at a corner early in the second half to put Benin on course for a shock win but Youssef En-Nesyri equalised for Morocco before Ajax star Ziyech blew the chance to snatch victory by striking the post from the spot in the 96th minute.

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Benin were forced to play most of extra time a man down after Khaled Adenon received a second yellow card for dissent, but they prevailed 4-1 in the shootout following misses by Sofiane Boufal and En-Nesyri to set up a clash with Senegal or Uganda on July 10 for a spot in the semi-finals.

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With this, Benin have now played a total of 13 games in the history of the African Cup of Nations without winning a single game.

This year they only scraped through to the knockout rounds on the back of three draws after holding both Ghana and reigning champions Cameroon.

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