There was penalty shootout heartbreak for Britt Assombalonga and DR Congo as The Leopards' Africa Cup of Nations campaign came to an end last night in Egypt.
For the first time in the competition, Britt was involved from kick-off as The Leopards came up against Madagascar in the round of 16.
Twice the DR Congolese fought back from behind but it wasn't enough to progress as the game went all the way in Alexandria.
Madagascar, one of the competition's surprise packages so far, took the lead with Ibrahim Amada's long-range effort before Britt's strike partner Cedric Bakambu levelled things up with a fine header.
Faneva Andriatsima put the island nation back in front with a header of his own, but former Newcastle United defender Chancel Mbemba forced extra time when he powered in from a corner in stoppage time.
Assombalonga was replaced by Standard Liege winger Paul-José M'Poku at the 90-minute mark, but there were no more goals as the match headed for penalties.
And while Madagascar were note perfect from twelve yards, Marcel Tisserand and Yannick Bolasie missed for The Leopards to end their run in the competition.