Yannick Bolasie missed from the spot as Africa Cup of Nations debutants Madagascar beat DR Congo in a dramatic penalty shoot-out to reach the quarter-finals.
Madagascar are intent on keeping a lid on expectations as they bid to extend their dream debut in the Africa Cup of Nations in Alexandria on Sunday.
DR Congo put themselves in the hunt for a place in the knockout stages of the Africa Cup of Nations with a 4-0 thumping of Zimbabwe.
Zimbabwe coach Sunday Chidzambwa has challenged his players not to buckle under pressure when they face the Democratic Republic of Congo looking to secure a place in the last 16 of the Africa Cup of Nations.
Ahmed Elmohamady and Mohamed Salah fired Egypt into the last 16 of the Africa Cup of Nations with a goal each in a 2-0 win against DR Congo.
Egypt coach Javier Aguirre is looking for improvement from his players when the hosts resume their Africa Cup of Nations campaign against DR Congo on Wednesday.
Democratic Republic of Congo head coach Florent Ibenge feels his side must make a fast start if they are to go on and have an impact at the Africa Cup of Nations.