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

11/07/2019 21:19

Algeria reach the semi-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations, beating Ivory Coast 4-3 on penalties following a 1-1 draw.

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

Algeria took the lead through ex-West Ham winger Sofiane Feghouli's side-foot finish before they missed a penalty.

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

Ivory Coast forced extra time after Aston Villa forward Jonathan Kodjia's low finish but, after no further goals, the tie was decided by penalties.

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

Ivory Coast had gone close to scoring when the game was goalless, Rais M'Bolhi pushing Max Gradel's attempt on to the post.

Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha went into the quarter-final looking to increase his two-goal tally at the tournament.

However, the Ivory Coast player was booked and fortunate to escape a red card after a confrontation with Ramy Bensebaini.

Zaha and Algeria's Riyad Mahrez had been replaced by the end of the 120 minutes and did not take part in the penalty shootout.

Former Manchester City player Wilfried Bony had already had a penalty saved when team-mate Serey Die hit the post, earning Algeria victory.

Analysis

Mohamed Qoutb of BBC Arabic

Ivory Coast started the game well as their wingers took advantage of the inexperience of the Algerian full-backs, unluckily for the Elephants their striker Jonathan Kodjia failed to convert a couple of chances, while Algerian goalkeeper Rais M'Bolhi forced Gradel's effort to hit the post.

Algeria's Feghouli was clinical in finishing the first half that made Algeria more in control of the game while Wilfried Zaha and co looked more nervous as time passed.

Both sides fought well in the midfield in extra time but it was all up to penalties to decide a game that was so tense.

Line-upsMatch StatsLive TextLine-upsIvory Coast16GbohouoBooked at 46mins22BagayokoBooked at 43mins6Traoré5KanonSubstituted forComaraat 54'minutesBooked at 120mins2Coulibaly18SangaréSubstituted forGbaminat 78'minutes20Dié8KessiéBooked at 88mins9ZahaBooked at 29minsSubstituted forCornetat 94'minutes14KodjiaSubstituted forBonyat 96'minutes15GradelSubstitutes1Tape3Doumbia4Gbamin7Angban10Seri11Cornet12Bony13Assalé17Aurier19Pepe21Comara23SangaréAlgeria23M'bolhi20AtalSubstituted forZeffaneat 30'minutes2Mandi4Benlamri21BensebainiBooked at 29mins17Guédioura7MahrezSubstituted forOunasat 86'minutes10FeghouliSubstituted forDelortat 120+1'minutes22BennacerBooked at 39mins8Belaïli9BounedjahSubstituted forSlimaniat 78'minutesSubstitutes1Doukha3Tahrat5Halliche6Fares11Brahimi12Ounas13Slimani14Boudaoui15Delort16Oukidja18Zeffane19AbeidReferee:Bamlak Tessema WeyesaMatch StatsHome TeamIvory CoastAway TeamAlgeriaPossessionHome43%Away57%ShotsHome15Away21Shots on TargetHome8Away6CornersHome6Away3FoulsHome32Away26Live TextPosted at

Match ends, Côte d'Ivoire 1(3), Algeria 1(4).

Penalties overPosted at 129'

Penalty Shootout ends, Côte d'Ivoire 1(3), Algeria 1(4).

Posted at 129'

Penalty missed! StillCôte d'Ivoire 1(3), Algeria 1(4). Serey Dié (Côte d'Ivoire) hits the left post with a right footed shot.

Posted at 128'

Penalty missed! StillCôte d'Ivoire 1(3), Algeria 1(4). Youcef Belaïli (Algeria) hits the left post with a right footed shot.

Goal!Posted at 127'

Goal!Côte d'Ivoire 1(3), Algeria 1(4). Max-Alain Gradel (Côte d'Ivoire) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Goal!Posted at 126'

Goal!Côte d'Ivoire 1(2), Algeria 1(4). Adam Ounas (Algeria) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Posted at 125'

Penalty saved! Wilfried Bony (Côte d'Ivoire) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity,right footed shot savedin the bottom right corner.

Goal!Posted at 124'

Goal!Côte d'Ivoire 1(2), Algeria 1(3). Andy Delort (Algeria) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top right corner.

Goal!Posted at 124'

Goal!Côte d'Ivoire 1(2), Algeria 1(2). Maxwel Cornet (Côte d'Ivoire) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Goal!Posted at 123'

Goal!Côte d'Ivoire 1(1), Algeria 1(2). Islam Slimani (Algeria) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

Goal!Posted at 122'

Goal!Côte d'Ivoire 1(1), Algeria 1(1). Franck Kessié (Côte d'Ivoire) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the centre of the goal.

Goal!Posted at 121'

Goal!Côte d'Ivoire 1, Algeria 1(1). Ramy Bensebaini (Algeria) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalties in progressPosted at

Penalty Shootout begins Côte d'Ivoire 1, Algeria 1.

Posted at 120'+3'

Second Half Extra Time ends, Côte d'Ivoire 1, Algeria 1.

Posted at 120'+3'

Attempt missed. Andy Delort (Algeria) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

SubstitutionPosted at 120'+1'

Substitution, Algeria. Andy Delort replaces Sofiane Feghouli.

BookingPosted at 120'

Cheick Comara (Côte d'Ivoire) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Posted at 120'

Adam Ounas (Algeria) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Posted at 120'

Foul by Cheick Comara (Côte d'Ivoire).

Posted at 117'

Foul by Ramy Bensebaini (Algeria).

Posted at 117'

Maxwel Cornet (Côte d'Ivoire) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Posted at 117'

Attempt missed. Cheick Comara (Côte d'Ivoire) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Max-Alain Gradel with a cross following a set piece situation.

Posted at 116'

Foul by Adlène Guédioura (Algeria).

Posted at 116'

Wilfried Bony (Côte d'Ivoire) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Posted at 115'

Attempt missed. Ramy Bensebaini (Algeria) header from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Mehdi Zeffane with a cross.

Posted at 114'

Djamel Benlamri (Algeria) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Posted at 114'

Foul by Jean-Philippe Gbamin (Côte d'Ivoire).

Posted at 114'

Attempt saved. Islam Slimani (Algeria) header from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Youcef Belaïli.

Posted at 113'

Ramy Bensebaini (Algeria) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Posted at 113'

Foul by Wilfried Bony (Côte d'Ivoire).

Posted at 111'

Offside, Côte d'Ivoire. Sylvain Gbohouo tries a through ball, but Wilfried Bony is caught offside.

Posted at 110'

Foul by Adlène Guédioura (Algeria).

Posted at 110'

Wilfried Bony (Côte d'Ivoire) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Posted at 108'

Corner,Côte d'Ivoire. Conceded by Mehdi Zeffane.

Posted at 107'

Ramy Bensebaini (Algeria) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Posted at 107'

Foul by Wilfried Bony (Côte d'Ivoire).

Posted at

Second Half Extra Time begins Côte d'Ivoire 1, Algeria 1.

Posted at 105'+1'

First Half Extra Time ends, Côte d'Ivoire 1, Algeria 1.

Posted at 105'

Foul by Aissa Mandi (Algeria).

Posted at 105'

Wilfried Bony (Côte d'Ivoire) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/

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