Algeria 2 - 2 Ivory Coast

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

Date: 30/01/2013 KO: 17:00 Ref: Eric Otogo-Castane Att: 5,000

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers


Sofiane Feghouli 64 (pen)
Hilal Soudani 70


Ivory Coast

Didier Drogba 77
Wilfried Bony 80

FT (ht: 0-0)

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  • And that's it! Cote d'Ivoire are through the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals as winners of Group D. They're joined in the next round by Togo, while Tunisia and Algeria will head back to north Africa knowing there's plenty of work to do ahead of the 2014 World Cup qualifiers. Well, I hope you've enjoyed it, I'm Ryan Gordon wishing you a great rest of your week. Cheers all!

  • So close to a winner for Drogba now, but after being teed-up some six yards out he can't get proper connection on the ball and the keeper makes an easy save.

  • Abdul Razak now needs to be stretchered off as the final moments of this match are disrupted by injuries.

  • Not a good sign of Ivory Coast as Emmanuel Eboue is down on the ground and rolling around in some pain. He's only been on the field a few minutes, although the Elephants do still have one more available substitute. Meanwhile, there will be five minutes of injury-time for one of these sides to get the winner.

  • We're into the final minute of the 90, and is there to be a late match-winner here this evening?

  • Final throw of the dice for Algeria now as Saad Tedjar is introduced at the expense of Khaled Lemmouchia, while Ivory Coast also make a change, Emmanuel Eboue getting the final five minutes to impress.

  • A second change for Algeria now as Foued Kadir comes on for El Arbi Soudani, who is obviously struggling with the knock he received earlier.

  • That just goes to show you cannot write the Ivory Coast off. It's Wilfried Bony who scores his side's second, his rasping drive taking a wicked deflection to wrong-foot the goalkeeper and send the ball into the back of the net.

  • GOAL! Algeria 2-2 Ivory Coast! Wilfried Bony!

  • Huge incident in the night's other match, with Tunisia winning themselves a pretty soft penalty, but Khaled Mouelhi's spot-kick is struck against the post. That goal would have put the Eagles through to the quarter-finals ahead of Togo, but after that miss it's still Emmanuel Adebayor's side who will join Cote d'Ivoire in the next round.

  • Ivory Coast have a goal, and it's none other than Didier Drogba, who rises high in the area to get his head to a lopping delivery to send the ball past the goalkeeper and into the back of the net.

  • GOAL! Algeria 2-1 Ivory Coast! Didier Drogba!

  • El Arbi Soudani is clattered into and needs some treatment, but he's able to get to his feet and should be okay to soldier on.

  • Ivory Coast coach Sabri Lamouchi looks a bit sheepish down there on the touchline, and I'm sure he didn't expect such an implosion from his side in this half.

  • That's what the Algerian fans have missed the whole tournament; a clinical finish from one of the frontmen. They've got it now though as El Arbi Soudani comes storming into the area to meet a delivery from out wide before slamming his header past the goalkeeper.

  • GOAL! Algeria 2-0 Ivory Coast! El Arbi Soudani!

  • Didier Ya Konan's delivery is poor though and is headed straight out for another corner, while his second attempt is much better, but Kolo Toure can only head over the crossbar.

  • Arouna Kone, who has been full of running this evening, makes another break down the right wing and earns his side a corner...

  • That goal doesn't really effect the outcome of Group D, as Tunisia's 1-1 draw against Togo means it's still the Ivory Coast who are through as group winners, joined in the quarter-finals by the Togolese.

  • Another golden chance for Algeria to find their first goal of AFCON 2013 after Arthur Boka handled in the area, and substitute Sofiane Feghouli, after being on only a matter of seconds, makes no mistake by slamming his effort into the top corner of the net.


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