Ivory Coast has defeated Senegal by a profound margin of 4-2 in a qualifier of the African Nations Cup. The match was played at the capital city of Ivory Coast i.e. Abidjan on Saturday. The Ivorian players didn’t disappoint the huge crowd that had come to watch their favourite players.
That was a superb performance by the home team. The Senegal players played well in the first half, but, in the second half, it was Ivory all the way. The Senegal team got ahead in the match twice, but, the Senegal players showed a bit of tentativeness and allowed the Ivorian team to make a comeback in the match. The Chelsea winger Salomon Kalou was one of the four scorers for Ivory. The other three were Didier Drogba, Max Gradel and Gervinho.
Ndoye took Senegal ahead in the match by putting the ball into the goal post with a fantastic volley. That shot flattened the Ivorian goalkeeper, Boubacar Barry and went straight into the far corner of the goal post. But, Ivory managed to level the score just before the half time with the goal of Salomon Kalou. That was the last goal to be scored in the first half and the scores were levelled at 1-1 at the end of the first half. In the second half, Senegal got ahead again when Papiss Cisse netted with a fine header.
But, that was it for the Senegal team in the match. After that, the Ivorian team played amazingly well and didn’t give Senegal any chance. Gervinho scored the leveller with a powerful and well placed shot. Gradel and Drogba scored two more goals in the last 10 minutes of the match and secured Ivory’s victory. There will be another match between these two teams at Dakar next month.
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