Africa Cup of Nations: Ivory Coast 1-1 Algeria (AET – Algeria win 4-3 on pens)

Algeria had not conceded a aim at this tournament before this game

Algeria reached the semi-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations by beating Ivory Soar 4-3 on penalties following a 1-1 draw after beyond traditional time.

Algeria took the lead thru ex-West Ham winger Sofiane Feghouli’s aspect-foot have before they overlooked a penalty.

Baghdad Bounedjah, who had been fouled by keeper Sylvain Gbohouo, hit the bar.

Ivory Soar compelled beyond traditional time after Aston Villa forward Jonathan Kodjia’s low have however, after no further dreams, the tie became made up our minds by penalties.

Algeria, in quest of a vital Afcon triumph since 1990, will now meet Nigeria in Cairo on Sunday (20:00 BST).

Ivory Soar had long gone discontinuance to scoring when the game became goalless, Rais M’Bolhi pushing Max Gradel’s try on to the post.

Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha went into the quarter-ideal having a seek for to amplify his two-aim tally on the tournament.

Nevertheless, the Ivory Soar participant became booked and lucky to pick out up away a pink card after a battle of phrases with Ramy Bensebaini.

Zaha and Algeria’s Riyad Mahrez had been replaced by the discontinuance of the 120 minutes and did not bewitch part within the penalty shootout.

Dilapidated Manchester Metropolis participant Wilfried Bony had already had a penalty saved when group-mate Serey *** hit the post, incomes Algeria victory.


Mohamed Qoutb of BBC Arabic

Ivory Soar started the game smartly as their wingers took earnings of the inexperience of the Algerian plump-backs, unluckily for the Elephants their striker Jonathan Kodjia did not vary into a few chances, while Algerian goalkeeper Rais M’Bolhi compelled Gradel’s effort to hit the post.

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Algeria’s Feghouli became scientific in ending the first half of that made Algeria extra up to the impress of the game while Wilfried Zaha and co regarded extra apprehensive as time handed.

Each and every aspect fought smartly within the midfield in beyond traditional time nonetheless it became all up to penalties to resolve a game that became so worrying.

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