Algeria seal shootout win over Ivory Coast to book semi-final berth

Algeria seal shootout win over Ivory Coast to book semi-final berth
By Reuters

11/07/2019 at 19:57Updated 11/07/2019 at 20:00

SUEZ, Egypt, July 11 (Reuters) - 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.

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. (Reporting By Nick Said Editing by Christian Radnedge)

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