Africa Cup of Countries: Ivory Fly 1-1 Algeria (AET – Algeria remove four-three on pens)

Africa Cup of Countries: Ivory Fly 1-1 Algeria (AET – Algeria remove four-three on pens)
Algeria had now not conceded a purpose at this match earlier than this sport

Algeria reached the semi-finals of the Africa Cup of Countries by beating Ivory Fly four-three on penalties following a 1-1 contrivance after time beyond law.

Algeria took the lead via ex-West Ham winger Sofiane Feghouli’s aspect-foot originate earlier than they overlooked a penalty.

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

Ivory Fly compelled time beyond law after Aston Villa forward Jonathan Kodjia’s low originate but, after no extra targets, the tie became determined by penalties.

Algeria, making an are attempting to uncover a first Afcon triumph since 1990, will now meet Nigeria in Cairo on Sunday (20:00 BST).

Ivory Fly had long gone discontinuance to scoring when the sport became goalless, Rais M’Bolhi pushing Max Gradel’s strive on to the post.

Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha went into the quarter-final taking a inquire to develop his two-purpose tally on the match.

Nonetheless, the Ivory Fly player became booked and lucky to interrupt out a purple card after a confrontation with Ramy Bensebaini.

Zaha and Algeria’s Riyad Mahrez had been changed by the cease of the 120 minutes and did now not glean part in the penalty shootout.

Aged Manchester Metropolis player Wilfried Bony had already had a penalty saved when crew-mate Serey Die hit the post, incomes Algeria victory.


Mohamed Qoutb of BBC Arabic

Ivory Fly started the sport properly as their wingers took relief of the inexperience of the Algerian tubby-backs, unluckily for the Elephants their striker Jonathan Kodjia did not convert a number of possibilities, while Algerian goalkeeper Rais M’Bolhi compelled Gradel’s effort to hit the post.

Algeria’s Feghouli became medical in ending the first half that made Algeria more up to speed of the sport while Wilfried Zaha and co regarded more fearful as time passed.

Each facets fought properly in the midfield in time beyond law but it became all up to penalties to determine on a sport that became so anxious.