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Goal of the day: Bruno Zita (Gabon) vs Morocco

[Saturday, January 28, 2012 ]

A 98th minute free-kick from Bruno Zita saw co-hosts Gabon storm into the into the African Cup of Nations quarterfinals at the expense of dark horses Morocco.

Gabon player Bruno Zita scores from a free-kick deep into stoppage time against Morocco
Gabon player Bruno Zita scores from a free-kick deep into stoppage time against Morocco

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In a frantic finale, Gabon had looked to have claimed the win as two goals in three minutes late on through Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Daniel Cousin saw them overturn a first-half deficit to lead 2-1 heading into injury time.

However, Morocco captain Houssine Kharja, who had earlier given his side a 24th-minute advantage, sent a high-pressure spot kick into the bottom right corner in the last minute of normal time to level up the scores and seemingly earn his side a vital draw.

There was still one late twist though as deep into stoppage time Gabon won a free-kick on the left corner of the penalty area.

And Zita stepped up to curl a superb effort inside the near top corner and send the home fans into raptures.


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