Ivory Coast 1-1 Algeria (Algeria win 4-3 on penalties): Spot kicks send 2015 champions out of Africa Cup of Nations as Riyad Mahrez and Co progress to semi-final against Nigeria
- Former West Ham man Sofiane Feghouli put Algeria ahead after 20 minutes
- Baghdad Bounedjah could have made it 2-0 but hit the bar with a penalty kick
- Aston Villa’s Jonathan Kodjia forced extra time with a skilful 62nd-minute leveller
- Riyad Mahrez captained Algeria before being subbed off in the 86th minute
- Wilfried Bony had shot saved and Geoffroy Serey Die hit post in penalty shootout
- Algeria now face Nigeria in Sunday’s semi-final at Cairo International Stadium
Ivory Coast: Gbohouo, Bagayoko, Traore, Kanon (Comara 54), Coulibaly, Die, Kessie, Sangare (Gbamin 78), Gradel, Kodjia (Bony 96), Zaha (Cornet 94)
Goal: Kodjia 62
Booked: Zaha, Bagayoko, Gbohouo, Kessie, Comara
Algeria: M’Bolhi, Attal (Zeffane 30), Benlamri, Mandi, Bensebaini, Mahrez (Ounas 86), Guedioura, Bennacer, Feghouli (Delort 120), Bounedjah (Slimani 78), Belaili
Goal: Feghouli 20
Booked: Bensebaini, Bennacer
Experienced striker Wilfried Bony and midfielder Serey Die missed penalties in the shootout as Algeria sealed a 4-3 victory over the Ivory Coast following an entertaining 1-1 Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final draw on Thursday.
Algeria will now meet Nigeria in the semi-finals at the Cairo International Stadium on Sunday as they seek to end their long wait for continental success that stretches back to 1990.
Sofiane Feghouli put Algeria ahead in the first half, but they failed to increase that advantage when Baghdad Bounedjah missed a penalty early in the second period.
Bensebaini – goal
Slimani – goal
Delort – goal
Ounas – goal
Belaili – hit post
Kessie – goal
Cornet – goal
Bony – saved
Gradel – goal
Die – hit post
Ivory Coast striker Jonathan Kodjia equalised just past the hour mark, after which both sides created chances and had efforts cleared off the line, but were unable to be separated in 120 minutes.
Bony was the first player to fail from 12 yards in the shootout when his effort was saved by Rais M’Bolhi.
Youcef Belaili hit the post to give the Ivory Coast a route back into the contest, only for Die to suffer the same fate.
More to follow.
Algeria celebrated on Thursday night after winning a penalty shootout against Ivory Coast
Wilfried Bony (No 12) and Geoffroy Serey Die (No 20) failed to score in the AFCON shootout
Manchester City star Riyad Mahrez captained Algeria before being subbed off on 86 minutes
Former West Ham United midfielder Sofiane Feghouli put Algeria ahead after 20 minutes
Ivory Coast keeper Sylvain Gbohouo watched on helplessly as Feghouli’s shot flew past him
Algeria had a golden chance to make it 2-0 but Baghdad Bounedjah’s penalty hit the crossbar
No 9 Bounedjah held his head in his hands after failing to convert a second-half spot kick
Aston Villa’s Jonathan Kodjia forced extra time with a 62nd-minute equaliser for Ivory Coast
Kodjia was clearly delighted after drawing his side level with a skilful run and finish in Suez
Youcef Belaili kissed the ball before taking Algeria’s fifth kick in the shootout but hit the post
Belaili’s miss was not punished by Ivory Coast as Die also hit the post as Algeria went through