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COTE D’IVOIRE was at its best on Thursday when it sent the defending AFCON defending Champions, Algeria out of TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations, Cameroon 2021.
The Elephants produced a dominant performance in Douala to sink the reigning champions with goals from Franck Yannick Kessie, Ibrahim Sangare and Nicolas Pepe.
Algerian lost a golden chance in penalty when the Captain of the Desert Warriors hit the bar.
The Desert Foxes reduced the deficit 17 minutes from through substitute Soufiane Bendebka.
Cote d’Ivoire dominated possession with AC Milan midfielder Kessi, Jean Micheal Seri and young Ibrahima Sangare pulling the strings for Patrice Beaumelle’s side.