Afcon Stat Pack: All you need to know about DR Congo v Morocco

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All the stats and numbers you need as The Leopards prepares to take on Atlas Lions in Franceville

Our good friends at Opta have complied all the numbers and stats you need to assess the teams’ chances ahead of today’s Afcon Group C clash at Stade de Franceville.

-Morocco are unbeaten against DR Congo at the African Cup of Nations (W1 D3). All three of their draws have ended 1-1, whilst the other was a 1-0 win for the Atlas Lions.

-This is Morocco’s 16th AFCON participation. Their only title dates back to 1976, when they beat DR Congo (Zaire as they were then called) in the group stages (1-0).

-Morocco have failed to make it out of the group stages in six of their last seven AFCON participations, the only exception coming in 2004 when they were beaten finalists against Tunisia.

-Morocco have won only two of their last 13 AFCON games (D5 L6).

-Meanwhile, this is DR Congo’s 18th AFCON participation. They have won it twice (1968 as Congo-Kinshasa, 1974 as Zaire).

-DR Congo have won only one of their last 12 AFCON games, of which eight were draws (L3).

-DR Congo’s last two AFCON participations have seen them draw all six of their group games (2013, 2015).

-Six of DR Congo’s last seven goals at the AFCON have been scored after the 60th minute.

-Dieumerci Mbokani has scored five and assisted one of DR Congo’s last nine AFCON goals.

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-DR Congo manager Florent Ibengé is taking charge of his second AFCON as manager. In 2015, he took his home nation to third place.

-This is Hervé Renard’s fifth AFCON as manager – he’s only lost one of his 19 games (W8 D10). The Morocco boss is the only one to have won the tournament with two different teams (Zambia in 2012, Ivory Coast in 2015).

 

 

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