Algeria after a penalty Thriller in the semi-finals


In the top match of the Africa Cup of Nations-quarter-finals Algeria is only in the penalty shoot-out against ivory coast. Serey die is the tragic figure. Less effort has Tunisia against minnows Madagascar.

It was a tight, up to the conclusion of the open game, the winner was determined in a penalty shoot-out. There Algeria won with 4:3, after 90 and 120 minutes, the 1:1 draw. In order for the “desert foxes” for the first Time since 2010 in the semi-finals of the Africa Cup where they will meet Nigeria. In the regular season Algeria had fired after the 1:0 lead to a penalty.

The North Africans started the first print, but the ivory coast came to the first chances of the game: In the 6. Minute of Algeria goalkeeper Rais M’Bholi was able to steer the left-footed shot by Max Gradel just with the finger tips to the post just two minutes later, Jonathan Kodjia has missed the bills of Wilfried Zaha, only just.

In the 15. Less than a Minute after Riyad Mahrez of Manchester City the lead for Algeria on the feet, put his shot from a promising Position to the right of the goal. The game became more open, and the next Chance went to the “elephant”: A sharp pass from Mamadou Bagayoko was not able to exploit Wilfried Kanon. The first goal fell on the other side: Sofiane Feghouli completed a perfect Pass from Ramy Bensebaini 1:0 (21. Minute).

Jonathan Kodjia (R) makes the compensation – Algeria conceded the first goal of the tournament.

Bounedjah awards from the point

Hardly the second half, ran a scene from the Video had to be checked-arbitrator who comes to the Africa Cup Yes, for the first time in the quarter-finals: The final man, the Ivorian Sylvain Gbohouo was disappointed in the onrushing Baghdad Bounedjah Gera – the referee Team decided on penalty kicks. The infraction itself was, however, the bar (49.) and missed it, the leadership of Algeria to expand.

The bar is in the way: Algeria misses a penalty

And should revenge With his second goal in this tournament, Kodjia scored the equaliser (62.) and Algeria had to swallow his first goal in this tournament. In the result, the Algerians went furious attacks, but had bad luck in the final. In the 68. Minute, Bagayoko prevented the recurrence of arrears, as he was able to block a strong shot from Mahrez just before the goal line. Also Youcef Belailis shot from eleven meters was not ten minutes later, the goal – the Ball over the goal. It went into overtime.

Algeria has the upper hand

Algeria has always came out stronger, including through Islam Slimani to opportunities, while the Ivorians came out of their own half. Andy Delort – just substitute – had the last Chance of the game with a direct free-kick that went just barely to the right. Now the penalty shootout had to bring shoot the decision. Because Wilfried Bony missed for the ivory coast, it had Belaili on the feet, but he put his shot against the post. Now The meeting had to Serey, but his Ball went to the left post. Thus, the Top favorite of Algeria moved into the next round.

Surprise team of Madagascar excreted

The trip to Madagascar is to the end of Tunisia’s

In the second the quarter-finals, the favourite won. Tunisia won with 3:0 (0:0) against the Surprise team from Madagascar, and finished with the semi-finals, where the Team encounters the Senegal. The gates shot Ferjani Sassi (52.), Youssef Msakni (60.) and Naim Sliti (90.+3).

It took until the second half before the first goal by Wahbi Khazri fell – but it was an offside goal. As Tunisia met once again, was the hit. Thomas Fontaine deflected a shot by Sassi untenable. Only eight minutes later, dusty Msakni from a short distance from the Madagascan goalkeeper Melvin Adrien had a shot from Khazri bounce off. The final point Sliti continued after a counterattack in injury time.