Ivory Coast knocked out with Senegal vs Tunisia and Algeria vs Nigeria confirmed as semi-final fixtures
Madagascar’s fairy story got here to an finish on the African Cup of Nations because the underdogs was overwhelmed 3-Zero by Tunisia within the quarter-finals.
Tunisia scored twice in eight minutes after half time, and once more in harm time with the North Africans controlling the sport all through.
That arrange a semi-final for Tunisia towards much-fancied Senegal on Sunday, lastly sending Madagascar, taking part in in a primary main event, residence.
Ferjani Sassi opened the scoring within the 52nd minute, helped by an enormous deflection off the bottom of Madagascar defender Thomas Fontaine earlier than Tunisia captain Youssef Msakni pounced on a rebound to make it 2-0.
Naim Sliti then scored a 3rd on a Tunisian counter-attack deep in harm time because the Madagascans piled ahead in quest of one thing to present them hope.
Within the day’s different quarter-final, Algeria blew a 1-Zero lead and a penalty in regular time earlier than scraping previous Ivory Coast in a dramatic shootout.
Sofiane Feghouli opened the scoring within the 20th minute and striker Baghdad Bounedjah then missed the possibility to increase the lead by hitting the bar from a penalty earlier than Jonathan Kodjia equalised for Ivory Coast within the 62nd minute.
In a tense shoot-out after additional time, Wilfried Bony had his penalty saved earlier than Youcef Belaili hit the put up with the spot-kick that might have received it for the Algerians.
Straight after Ivory Coast captain Serey Die needed to rating to ship the shootout to sudden loss of life, solely to see his effort cannon off the put up to seal a 4-Three penalty win for the Algerians, who now face a semi-final showdown with Nigeria on Sunday.