Ivory Coast 3 - 0 Tunisia

Match info: Africa Cup of Nations - Group D at Royal Bafokeng Stadium

Date: 26/01/2013 KO: 15:00 Ref: R Seechurn Att: 30,000

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers

Ivory Coast

Gervinho 21
Didier Ya Konan 90
Yaya Toure 87



FT (ht: 1-0)


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  • Well, I hope you've enjoyed it as much as I have. I'm Ryan Gordon wishing you a great rest of your weekend. Cheers all!

  • And that's it! Cote d'Ivoire all but secured their place in the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals with a comfortable victory over Tunisia, whose hopes now hang on by a thread.

  • Tunisia must know their tournament is all but over, but they have a corner here now and it very nearly gets headed into the back of the net, but Youssef Msakni heads straight down into the ground and the keeper eventually brings the ball under control.

  • He's barely been on the field a matter of seconds, but Didier Ya Konan gets Ivory Coasts third with a smart, low finish past the goalkeeper from the edge of the area. Meanwhile, there will be four minutes of injury time added on here at the end of the half.

  • GOAL! Ivory Coast 3-0 Tunisia! Didier Ya Konan!

  • Ivory Coast now make their last change of the afternoon, with Didier Ya Konan coming on for N'Dri Romaric.

  • Game, set and match for the Ivory Coast. It's Africa's Player of the Year Yaya Toure who does the damage, trotting through on goal before unleashing a blistering shot which leaves the goalkeeper no chance. Simply sublime from the Manchester City man, and the Elephants can almost taste the quarter-finals.

  • GOAL! Ivory Coast 2-0 Tunisia! Yaya Toure!

  • Final throw of the dice for Tunisia now as Zouheir Dhaouadi is introduced for Mejdi Traoui.

  • Saber Khelifa looks destined to level the scores as he runs in behind the defence to get on the end of a ball into the box completely unmarked, but he fires his volley straight at the goalkeeper who gets gloves on the ball at the second attempt.

  • Youssef Msakni is down and looks to be in a really bad way after being caught on the ankle. He's able to get to his feet though and limps off to the sidelines, which is at least promising for the coach.

  • Around 10 minutes remaining here and another change for Cote d'Ivoire now as Salomon Kalou is taken off for Max Gradel

  • The player is eventually escorted off the field for more treatment, and Ivory Coast can take their free-kick. It's played short and backwards before being hoofed up field, but it's straight to the defenders who can now launch their own attack.

  • There will be a break in play now as Emmanuel Eboue needs to receive some treatment after being brought down in an awkward challenge.

  • The last few minutes have seen Tunisia keep the ball in the opposition third, with plenty of deliveries coming into the Ivory Coast area, but the frontmen haven't looked dangerous in the air and the defenders can easily clear their lines when called upon.

  • Tunisia work their best chance of the half with some neat passing around the area, but Hamdi Harbaoui's eventual strike is quickly closed down and the chance goes begging.

  • Drogba thinks he's through now after running in behind the defence, but the linesman's flag is up once more for off-side, and again replays show the decision to be slightly dodgy as the former Chelsea man looked level with the last defender. Another let-off for the Tunisians.

  • After playing the ball around in their own half to help eat down the time, the Ivorians give away possession with an aimless ball that flies straight out for touch.

  • A rare bit of mis-control from Drogba now as he finds himself unmarked in the area and on the end of Gervinho's delivery, but the ball appears to merely strike his leg and the defenders are able to pounce on the loose ball.

  • Drogba gets his first couple of touches down the wing, and although the ball's eventually nipped off his for a throw, the Elephants faithful still appreciate every touch the forward makes.


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