Die’s Miss Sends Desert Foxes Through

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The Desert Foxes of Algeria set up an Africa Cup of Nations semi-final against Nigeria with a 4-3 penalty shoot-out victory over Ivory Coast following a 1-1 draw in Suez.

Desert Foxes goalie
Goalie. (Credit: CAF Online)

Serey Die’s miss in the penalty shoot-out cost Ivory Coast as Algeria edged into an Africa Cup of Nations semi-final against Nigeria.

DESERT FOXES SCORE FIRST

Sofiane Feghouli opened the scoring against the run of play in the 20th minute before Jonathan Kodjia’s fine effort restored parity.

Jonathan Kodjia
Jonathan Kodjia (Credit: CAF Online)

Baghdad Bounedjah missed a penalty that could have ended the game in normal time. The game headed into extra time as the scores remained the same after 90 minutes.

And after extra-time failed to serve up a winner, the game headed for the dreaded penalty shoot-out.

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It was Algeria who came out on top in the shoot-out – Wilfried Bony and Serey Die missing their spot-kicks as their side crashed out.

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