MATCH CENTRE

MON 08 JULY 2019, 18:00, SUEZ STADIUM

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Zaha sucker punch leads Ivory Coast past Mali

by Staff Reporter

Mon July 08, 20:15

Ivory Coast set up an appetising 2019 Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final clash against Algeria following a 1-0 win over Mali at Suez Stadium in Suez on Monday evening.

The Eagles were the better side for most of the match, but were ultimately undone by a Wilfried Zaha sucker punch late in the second half, as they fell victim to the Elephants at an African showpiece for the umpteenth time.

Ivory Coast will now face Algeria for a place in the final four at the same venue on Thursday evening.

Sylvain Gbohouo was the only goalkeeper called into action in the first half, with the first chance for Mali coming after an error from the shot-stopper in the 17th minute. Lucky for him, Abdoulay Diaby failed to find the back of the net after he'd fumbled the ball from a corner-kick.

The Mali skipper then forced the TP Mazembe shot-stopper into a good save as the Eagles headed into the break well on top, but with nothing to show for their efforts.

Moussa Djénepo missed a further gilt-edged chance following the interval before Zaha's winner in the 76th minute of the match.

A rather hopeful ball forward found it's way to the Crystal Palace winger who made no mistake in sliding the ball home under an onrushing Djigui Diarra to fire the Elephants into the next round.

Mali (0) 0
Ivory Coast (0) 1 (Zaha 76')

Mali: Diarra; H.Traore, Kone, Wague, Fofana, Haidara (A.Traore Noss 63'), Samassekou, L.Coulibaly (K. Coulibaly 80'), Djenepo, Diaby (A.Traore 53'), Marega.

Ivory Coast: Gbohouo; Coulibaly, Gbamin, I.Traore, Fofana, Die, Kanon, Kessie, Zaha, Pepe (Cornet 68'), Kodjia (Bony 84').

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LAST 16 SUEZ STADIUM
MALI GOALS COTE D'IVOIRE GOALS
9. Wilfried Zaha (76')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1 1
MALI STARTING LINEUP COTE D'IVOIRE STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
16
Goalkeeper
16
Defender
2
Defender
62'
22
Defender
15
Defender
6
Defender
13
Defender
3
Defender
2
Midfielder
63'
4
Midfielder
20
Midfielder
8
Midfielder
8
Midfielder
36'
80'
11
4
Forward/Striker
53'
23
Midfielder
76'
9
Forward/Striker
19
Forward/Striker
84'
14
Forward/Striker
9
Forward/Striker
68'
19
SUBSTITUTIONS
Adama Traore
Midfielder
53'
14
Maxwel Cornet
Forward/Striker
68'
11
Adama Traore 'Noss'
Midfielder
63'
21
Wilfried Bony
Forward/Striker
84'
12
Kalifa Coulibaly
Forward/Striker
80'
10
CARDS
Lassana Coulibaly
Midfielder
36'
11
Bagayoko Mamadou
Defender
62'
22
KEY
Goal
Penalty Missed
Yellow Card
Substitute IN
Own Goal
Penalty Shootout Goal
Yellow / Red Card
Substitute OUT
Penalty
Penalty Shootout Miss
Red Card
Injury
GALLERY
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