Africa Cup of Nations - Quarter-final
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Algeria win 4-3 on penalties

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

Afcon
Algeria had not conceded a goal at this tournament before this game

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Zaha and Algeria's Riyad Mahrez had been replaced by the end of the 120 minutes and did not take part in the penalty shootout.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

Ivory Coast

Formation 4-3-3

  • 16GbohouoBooked at 46mins
  • 22BagayokoBooked at 43mins
  • 6Traoré
  • 5KanonSubstituted forComaraat 53'minutesBooked at 120mins
  • 2Coulibaly
  • 18SangaréSubstituted forGbaminat 78'minutes
  • 20Dié
  • 8KessiéBooked at 88mins
  • 9ZahaBooked at 29minsSubstituted forCornetat 94'minutes
  • 14KodjiaSubstituted forBonyat 96'minutes
  • 15Gradel

Substitutes

  • 1Tape
  • 3Doumbia
  • 4Gbamin
  • 7Angban
  • 10Seri
  • 11Cornet
  • 12Bony
  • 13Assalé
  • 17Aurier
  • 19Pepe
  • 21Comara
  • 23Sangaré

Algeria

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 23M'bolhi
  • 20AtalSubstituted forZeffaneat 30'minutes
  • 2Mandi
  • 4Benlamri
  • 21BensebainiBooked at 29mins
  • 17Guédioura
  • 7MahrezSubstituted forOunasat 86'minutes
  • 10FeghouliSubstituted forDelortat 120+1'minutes
  • 22BennacerBooked at 39mins
  • 8Belaïli
  • 9BounedjahSubstituted forSlimaniat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Doukha
  • 3Tahrat
  • 5Halliche
  • 6Fares
  • 11Brahimi
  • 12Ounas
  • 13Slimani
  • 14Boudaoui
  • 15Delort
  • 16Oukidja
  • 18Zeffane
  • 19Abeid
Referee:
Bamlak Tessema Weyesa
Attendance:
8,233

Match Stats

Home TeamIvory CoastAway TeamAlgeria
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home15
Away21
Shots on Target
Home8
Away6
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home32
Away26

Live Text

  1. Post update

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

  2. Penalties over

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

  3. Post update

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

  4. Post update

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

  5. Goal!

    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.

  6. Goal!

    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.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Goal!

    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.

  9. Goal!

    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.

  10. Goal!

    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.

  11. Goal!

    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.

  12. Goal!

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

  13. Penalties in progress

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

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

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

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Algeria. Andy Delort replaces Sofiane Feghouli.

  17. Booking

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

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Foul by Cheick Comara (Côte d'Ivoire).

  20. Post update

    Foul by Ramy Bensebaini (Algeria).

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Egypt33005059
2Uganda31113304
3DR Congo31024403
4Zimbabwe301216-51

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Madagascar32105237
2Nigeria32012206
3Guinea31114314
4Burundi300304-40

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Algeria33006069
2Senegal32015146
3Kenya310237-43
4Tanzania300328-60

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Morocco33003039
2Ivory Coast32015236
3South Africa310212-13
4Namibia300316-50

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Mali32106247
2Tunisia30302203
3Angola302112-12
4Mauritania302114-32

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ghana31204225
2Cameroon31202025
3Benin30302203
4Guinea-Bissau301204-41
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