The Gist The defending nation challenged the host country's representative in the round of 16 of the Africa Cup of Nations this Monday, January 29th. The two teams had to decide on penalties (1:1 after extra time).
A duel of (very) strong arms. This is how we could define this tempting Senegal-Côte d'Ivoire this Monday, January 29, in the round of 16 of the Africa Cup of Nations. It was nothing more and nothing less a confrontation between the defending nation and the one representing the organizing country.
- The Senegalese qualified by finishing first in their group (C) in the first phase and showing a flawless performance: 3 games, 3 wins against Gambia, Cameroon and Guinea,
- The Ivorians almost performed a miracle in this CAN. Qualified as one of the best third in the group, they suffered two defeats, including a very heavy one against Equatorial Guinea (4-0) and only one win (Guinea-Bissau). The Elephants' French coach, Jean-Louis Gasset, also had the door slammed during the competition and was replaced by Emerse Faé.
- The Ivorians forced their fate at home on Monday evening: they quickly found themselves 1-0 behind and didn't give up until the second-half equalizer before securing qualification on penalties. They will face Mali or Burkina Faso on Saturday, February 3 at 6 p.m.
SENEGAL 1 – IVORY COAST 1 (4 Tab 5)
the end of the game
Despite Habib Diallo's goal in the 4th minute, Ivory Coast pressed for Senegalese goalkeeper Edouard Mendy's goal throughout the game before receiving a penalty converted by Franck Kessié in the 86th minute. Ivory Coast, host of this CAN 2024, finally won on penalties and now presents themselves as the new favorites of the competition!
Ivory Coast in the quarterfinals!!! Kessié, hero of this eighth, eliminates the defending champion!!! (4-5)
Kessié for qualification in the quarterfinals
And he beats the Ivorian goalkeeper with ease (4-4)
It's Sadio Mané's turn…
Serge Aurier, the captain now…
Dieng's equalizer lands directly at Fofanan's right post (3:3)
Bamba Dieng now faces Fofana
And it's marked!!! Haller converts this shot on goal (2:3)
Haller, who has the opportunity to move forward
The Pole!!!!! First turning point in this penalty shootout! (2-2)
It's Niakhaté's turn to leave…
And it's marked for the Fiorentina player!!! (2-2)
Kouamé replies to Sarr…
It falls under the bar for Marseille! (2:1)
Sarr again for Senegal!
Pépé equalizes!! Under the arm of Mendy (1-1)
Pépé for Ivory Coast will leave…
He scores! Perfect counter-foot to the right of the goalkeeper (1:0)
Kalidou Koulibaly steps forward and shoots first
120'+1 cross captured by Mendy
After a throw-in, Aurier crosses to the near post
120' 2 minutes added time!
117' Return of Bamba Dieng
Defender Abdou Diallo leaves and leaves his place to the Lorient striker
117' Pépé's fleeing center
Nobody picks up this cross at the far post
115' The injured Kossounou leaves
He leaves his place to Singo
113' Senegal's counterattack!!
Konan comes at the very last moment to counter this ball towards Gueye
112' Mendy, who against this center!
Excellent cuff to take the ball away from the Ivorian attackers
111' Ball too strong for Mané
No chance for the Al Hilal striker
109' Cross caught by Mendy
Adingra sends this ball to the near post, easy for Mendy
107' Kouamé is offside
The attacker was deceived by the alignment of the Senegalese defense
Start of the second half of extra time!
Halftime of extra time!
105'+1 What a save from Fofana on that Diatta cross!!
Mané, who tried to take the ball from Diatta, was stopped by Fofana
105' 1 minute added time
101' The Return!!
Just above the bar comes this acrobatic return from Diallo
99' Cross from Jakobs deflected for a corner
The Fofana goalkeeper, deceived by the ball's trajectory, collapses after a collision with his left post
97' Aurier's long shot!!
Right next to Edouard Mendy's right post
94' Yellow card for Serge Aurier
94' Substitution for Senegal
Ndiaye replaces Ismaila Sarr
93' Adingra fails to aim in his attempt
Despite the Senegalese's absence, the Brighton midfielder does not benefit from it
92' Jackson is offside
Despite the counterattack, the Chelsea striker stops this action
91' Start of extra time!
Head to the extension between Senegal and Ivory Coast!
90'+6 corner for Senegal
Blocked punch from Gueye
90'+5 Kouamé is offside
Kouamé in an illegal position after this long ball from N'dicka
90'+4 Foul from Kessié on Mané
At the end of the game, the two teams go head to head
90'+2 foul by Koulibaly
Senegal concede a dangerous free kick 25 meters from goal
90' 7 minutes added time!
89' Ivory Coast pushes forward at the end of the game
The elephants are not far away from overturning this meeting!
86' Substitution for Senegal
Idrissa Gueye replaces Lamine Camara
86' Franck Kessie equalizes this penalty!!!
The Al Ahli midfielder wins his duel against Mendy and revitalizes Ivory Coast
84' Butttt for Ivory Coast!!!
83' penalty for Ivory Coast!!
Pépé is touched by goalkeeper Mendy during Haller's opening
82' The referee goes to the VAR!
80' No penalty!!
No sanction for this powerful exit from Mendy
79' Seko Fofana exits
Christian Kouamé replaces the Al Nassr midfielder
78' The dangerous corner for Senegal
Dismissed by Fofana, Ivory Coast remains in the game
76' MENDY huge!!
Another great save from the Senegalese goalkeeper on this Nicolas Pépé goal
75' 2. Cool break!
74' Mané just over!
With this counterattack, the winger almost made the break shortly before the last quarter of an hour
73' What a save from Edouard Mendy!!!
69' The shot very close to the goal!
Camara right next door
67' What a save from Mané!
With a ball thrown over the defense, the attacker returned to block the ball in front of Mendy's goal
65' Departure of the goalscorer Diallo!
He will be replaced by Chelsea striker Nicolas Jackson
63' Double substitution for Ivory Coast!
Simon Adingra replaces Gradel and Pépé replaces Diakité on the right
62' Seri shows us how to do it!
Great recovery in his area and ball rise from the former Nice player
60' A stubborn Senegalese defense
The Ivorians had very little space near the surface
59' Yellow card for Habib Diallo
58' Ivory Coast goes on the attack again
Gradel makes himself available on the left and crosses a ball caught by the Senegalese goalkeeper
56' Sarr stays on the ground
The referee consults with the VAR and waits for the player to return
55' Sarr collapses in the penalty area!
According to the referee, there was no mistake by Kossounou
54' Dangerous cross…
Diakité's center crossed the entire surface without being caught
52' New Ivory Coast possession of the ball
The middle is finally taken by Mendy
49' The Ivorians are putting pressure on us
As in the first third, Ivory Coast forces Senegal to clear the ball and pass it back
48' free kick for the elephants!
Left axis of the penalty area
46' What a save from Fofana
With a quickly played free kick, Sarr almost deceived the Ivorian goalkeeper!
Start of the second half!
It's half time (1:0)
It is in fact Senegal who take the lead from the 4th minute through Habib Diallo, an opening result that we thought would be disastrous for the Elephants, and yet! Ivory Coast recovered in this first half and kept the pressure on Mendy's goal, but while the Terenga Lions also know how to keep their backs, there is still everything to be done in the second half!
45'+3 long shot
Pope Sarr tries his luck from afar, but is unsuccessful
45'+2 free kick won by Mané
45' 5 minutes added time!
45' Sadio Mané accelerates!
The winger dropped Kossounou and then returned a cross, but no real threat to Fofana
43' Foul by Diakité
The lions of Terenga can treat themselves to some fresh air
42' New corner!
The elephants press on Mendy's goal and multiply crosses and long balls
40' What an action from Fofana!
The former Lensois deceived almost the entire Senegalese defense, corner!
38' Big Ivorian highlight
A long period of possession causes the Senegalese to make mistakes
36' The elephants attack again
10 minutes before half-time, Ivory Coast continues to put pressure on the Senegalese defense
33' What a revival for the Lions of Terenga!
Mendy, for Diallo and then for Jakobs, the Senegalese manages perfectly to get rid of the Ivorian pressing
30' No head found…
Seri's long free kick doesn't reach the receiver
28' The chance for Krasso!
In the end there was no shot, the attacker preferring to keep it for the arrival of Fofana
26' Foul on Ismaila Sarr
Senegal is eliminated after a slight phase of weakness
25' Shot and corner for Ivory Coast
The pressure on Mendy's goal remains
23' Free kick for Senegal
Foul by Gradel on the sideline
19' Ivory Coast highlight
The Senegalese are increasing their efforts to recover and make mistakes
17' The threatening elephants
The Ivory Coast gradually penetrates the opponent's half of the pitch
16' First invasion of the Ivorians
The Ivory Coast ultimately pushes itself into the opponent's 30 meters without any danger
14' Senegal loses the ball
Fofana catches a crossbar that is too long
12' Sangaré finally comes back
Despite the seriousness of the tackle, the Ivorian returns to the pitch
10' Ibrahim Sangaré goes out on a stretcher!
The Nottingham midfielder scored after a tackle from Mané early in the game
9' What a mistake from Mané!
Yellow card for the Senegalese winger
8' Good ball release from the Elephants
Despite their complicated start to the game, the Ivorians manage to pull through
7' New corner
The corner was won by Senegal
6' Mané as boss
A foul by the Al-Hilal player
5' long free kick
Long ball caught by Edouard Mendy
4' What a sequence from Habib Diallo!!
A chest check and a shot under the crossbar fix the goalkeeper
Butttttt from Senegalllll!!!!
3' Senegal retains the monopoly on the ball
Ivory Coast is still waiting for the ball
2' Ball too deep
No one against one on this ball was excessive for Gradel
1' First corner
After a long ball from Diallo, Mané wins a corner with a hook
The Senegalese will compete in this Charles Konan Banny Stadium in Yamoussoukro
8:57 p.m. The hymns sound
8:55 p.m. Players enter!
8:50 p.m. Ivory Coast, miraculously, Senegal's favorite!
A first shock from the round of 16 of this CAN between the Ivorian hosts, third and survivor of their group, and Senegal, first of their group, unbeaten and best defense of the tournament
8:40 p.m. Time to warm up!
8:35 p.m.: The compositions are revealed
Senegal: Mendy, Koulibaly, Diallo, Niakhaté, Camara, Sarr, Diatta, Jakobs, Mané, Diallo and Sarr / Ivory Coast: Fofana, N'Dicka, Kossounou, Aurier, Konan, Seri, Sangaré, Fofana, Gradel, Krasse and Diakite
8:30 p.m. Welcome everyone!
Welcome to this live broadcast where you can watch the round of 16 of the Africa Cup of Nations between Ivory Coast and Senegal.