Côte d’Ivoire beat Algeria to book semi-final spot

Côte d’Ivoire beat Algeria to book semi-final spot
AFP

AFP

A brace of headers from Wilfried Bony helped take Côte d’Ivoire into the last four of the 2015 CAF Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday with a 3-1 win over Algeria. The recent Manchester City signing was quiet during the group stage in Equatorial Guinea but came to life to help the Elephants to victory in this quarter-final showdown.

He got his first goal of the competition on 26 minutes to put the Ivorians in front and then headed in the crucial second goal midway through the second half after Hilal Soudani had equalised for Algeria.

Gervinho scored in the final minutes to secure the win as Côte d’Ivoire exacted revenge for their dramatic defeat to Algeria in extra-time at the same stage of the 2010 Cup of Nations in Angola.

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