Friday January 15, 2010 Group Stage: Group B Finished Estádio Chimandela

Ivory Coast 3 - 1 Ghana

  • Gervinho 23’
  • Tiéné 67’
  • Drogba 90’
  • Gyan 90’ (pen.)

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    Time:90'
    • Ivory Coast
    • Ghana
    • 90+3' Barry was booked for time-wasting before the whistle.
    • 90+3' And it was the last kick of the game. 3-1 the final score.
    • 90+3' Gyan takes it, tucking it past Barry for 3-1. Nothing more than a consolation - there are seconds left to play.
    • 90+2' Penalty to Ghana! Bamba penalised for a foul on Gyan - it was never a pen, that one.
    • 90+1' Keita worked hard and used some trickery to win space on the left side of the box then dinked a ball to the back stick where the Drog leapt to crash a header over Kingson.
    • 90' DROGBA HEADS IN A THIRD GOAL FOR IVORY COAST!
    • 89' Udinese man Asamoah with a wild free-kick miles and miles from the Ivory Coast goal.
    • 88' Amoah lays the ball off for the Ghana captain who smashes another effort past the post from 20 yards.
    • 87' Essien has enough left to drill a low dipping shot at goal which flashes just past Barry's far post. The goalie smiles.
    • 86' Drogba with a third free-kick, one of those dipping efforts he is so good at - but little power on it and Kingson makes the save.
    • 85' The poor state of the pitch - it is cut up and the ball is bobbling - has not helped the flow of the game, but it has been an intriguing enough encounter.
    • 84' Easy now for Ivory Coast, playing the ball around at will.
    • 83' Ivory Coast change: Kader Keita on for Kalou.
    • 82' Sub Gyan unable to get past an Ivorian defender. Essien does not look mobile at all: with three subs already made, he is unwilling to come off - but at what cost?
    • 81' Essien back on his feet and returns to the field. Good news for the Blues and Ghana.
    • 80' Essien still down, with his Chelsea team-mate looking concerned. It could be a bad one.
    • 79' Essien and Drogba come together in the tackle - and the former pulls up in agony. It wasn't a bad foul, he over-stretched a bit.
    • 78' Ghana change: Agyemang comes off. They are running out of time - is there any way back?
    • 77' Ghana captain Essien bends a free-kick 20 yards out just over the far top corner.
    • 76' Why not watch the last 15 minutes or so on TV - or online via the Eurosport Player?
    • 75' Kalou booked for time-wasting, deliberately dribbling the ball past Kingson after the whistle had gone.
    • 74' Agyemang working hard on the left, but penalised for a foul. Drogba then performs a perfect dying swan on halfway. He was fouled by Agyemang-Badu, though, who was livid with his opponent.
    • 73' Anyone know the name of the official tournament tune? Help this guy out! Message boards
    • 72' Gyan strikes first time past the near post, another half-chance gone begging for Ghana.
    • 71' Ivory Coast change: Emerse Fae on for Yaya Toure.
    • 70' You have to give credit to coach Vahid Halilhodzic, who recognised the need for a fundamental change and made it.
    • 69' Kalou fouled - and is feeling that challenge. He will be all right to carry on.
    • 68' Ghana back on the ball; they have been unable to find that cutting edge which Ivory Coast will always have with the likes of Drogba in the team.
    • 67' Where did that come from? Siaka Tiene bends a stunning free-kick inside the near-post top corner to leave Kingson floundering. Nothing he could do about that. 2-0 - most undeserved.
    • 66' GOAL NUMBER TWO FOR IVORY COAST!
    • 65' Who won this tournament two years ago? And the two years before that? Or in any year, for that matter? Previous winners
    • 64' It is headed over. Kingson has had so little to do after that opening half-hour flurry.
    • 63' Ivory Coast come forward for the first time in half an hour, winning a corner.
    • 62' Asamoah curls in a wicked crossed free-kick that Barry almost loses in flight - leaping to touch wide of the post!
    • 61' More desperate defending from the men in orange, conceding a free-kick on Ghana's right in the final third.
    • 60' Ivory Coast change: Gervinho replaced by Guy Demel - a defender on for a striker. Says it all.
    • 59' Essien leading his Ghana men into battle, running rings around Ivory Coast - but still a goal down.
    • 58' Mathew Amoah hits the post! It was a lovely volley from 12 yards after Kolo Toure's half-hearted clearance. Ghana well on top.
    • 57' The Arsenal midfield man thundered into poor old Agyemang with a two-footed scissor tackle from behind, near halfway. His punishment is deserved.
    • 56' RED CARD FOR EBOUE! A disgraceful challenge!
    • 55' Ghana's Kwadwo Asamoah penalised harshly for a foul from Rahim Ayew's deep cross. Agyemang-Badu is back on.
    • 54' The Ghanaian is stretchered off to the touchline.
    • 53' Agyemang-Badu kneed in the leg by Zokora as Ivory Coast continue their roughhouse tactics. Yellow card.
    • 52' Ghana settling back into their rhythm, denied them in the first minutes of this second period.
    • 51' A stoppage to allow players to receive treatment.
    • 50' Free-kick to Ivory Coast, lined up by Drogba... into the wall, while his next effort is miscued.
    • 49' Have a look at the CAN fixtures and results.
    • 48' Agyemang lurking in the box again, bundled off the ball. He may get a clear chance on goal at some point through sheer running.
    • 47' Those changes will bring a good deal more experience into this Ghana line-up. They were on top before the break and are still in this match.
    • 46' The second half underway, Ghana kicking to our right now in all white.
    • - Ghana double change: on comes Essien for Moussa Narry, while Asamoah Gyan replaces Dede Ayew.
    • - Remember, you can watch the action on Eurosport or online via the Eurosport Player.
    • 45+1' After a minute of Ghana keeping the ball, the whistle sounds for half-time.
    • 45' The ball sent up to Drogba - and Ghana win it back immediately. Their fans are getting right behind them.
    • 44' Eboue hacks Agyemang to the floor - but no free-kick is awarded! The striker is none too pleased with the ref!
    • 43' Ghana keeping the ball now, rather than their more illustrious opponents.
    • 42' Rahim Ayew flies into a diving header - well over the Ivory Coast bar. Much better from Ghana.
    • 41' Bizarrely Agyemang is booked once a following attack by the Black Stars is over with. What's that for?
    • 40' Chaos as Agyemang is fouled in front of the benches. Ghana coach Milovan Rajevac is up and protesting, and while Jerome Damon gets his cards out of his pocket, he does not book anyone.
    • 39' Kwadwo Asamoah unleashes hell from 20 yards for Ghana, twisting away from the defenders and letting fly with his left foot. Barry dives full-length to palm away.
    • 38' Drogba unable to get on the end of a Yaya Toure ball through.
    • 37' Tiote booked for a cynical challenge on Ghana's Vorsah.
    • 36' Another wasteful attempt on goal by Ghana. They failed to perform to their fans' expectations as hosts of the 2008 tournament.
    • 35' Yaya Toure loses the ball looking to play through the middle with many team-mates in forward positions.
    • 34' Eboue gives a rival a little shove to leave him sprawled out off the field.
    • 33' Ghana waste possession with a wild cross into the stands way behind the goal.
    • 32' It is defended easily enough. There is a disjointed feeling to this game - however it is quite fascinating to watch.
    • 31' An awkward cross from the left has Kingson scrambling to his near post to punch away. Corner to Ivory Coast...
    • 30' Have a look at the group situation - just discount Togo - with our Nations Cup standings.
    • 29' Agyemang cuts in from the left corner and is tackled just inside the box. He is keen.
    • 28' Gervinho with a mazy dribble but his final pass through for Drogba is cut out. Good work by Ligue 1's top scorer.
    • 27' Isaac Vorsah remains calm, the last man turning away from Drogba as the Premier League star bears down on him hunting the ball.
    • 26' Ivorian Cheik Tiote hacks down Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu in midfield, before the same player is fouled again. Ghana are not going to get near their goal without a battle.
    • 25' The Elephants are in control of this match now - but could have gone behind moments before the goal.
    • 24' Barcelona star Yaya Toure slipped a delightful pass through for Kalou on the right... together they sprang the offside trap wonderfully. From there a squared pass allowed Gervinho to finish into the open goal. 1-0!
    • 23' IVORY COAST GO DOWN THE OTHER END AND SCORE!
    • 22' Space opens up for Agyemang on the left side outside the box... it is blocked and his second effort is also snuffed out.
    • 21' The corner comes to nothing, Gervinho feeding a team-mate whose cross-cum-shot is cleared.
    • 20' Zokora with another strike from nearly 30 yards, forcing Kingson to throw up an arm and block it out for a corner kick. Excellent effort.
    • 19' Yaya Toure with his foot on the ball, Ivory Coast keeping it better in midfield now. They have more experience than this Ghana XI.
    • 18' Former Spurs midfielder Didier Zokora brings the ball forward and strikes cleanly at goal from 25 yards out - keeper Richard Kingson drops it but recovers to claim.
    • 17' Kalou with some good skill in the right corner to cross, cut out by a Ghana defender.
    • 16' Gervinho races down the right but he was half a yard offside. Disciplined defending from Ghana, who stepped up.
    • 15' Agyemang goes down hurt but will be okay to continue. It has been a physical, stop-start contest so far.
    • 14' And what a kick it is - high, wide and downright ugly from the Drog! Did it leave the stadium?
    • 13' Free-kick to Ivory Coast in the final third, but a long way from goal. Drogba stands over it.
    • 12' There is a great atmosphere inside the ground. Many fans have followed both countries to this tournament.
    • 11' Ghana striker Opoku Agyemang fires a low shot on goal that Barry saves easily enough.
    • 9' What a tournament we have had so far. There has been everything: quality, ridiculous goalkeeping, comebacks... let's hope there is more of the same here.
    • 8' You can also watch the action on the Eurosport Player.
    • 7' The Drog, captain of this Ivory Coast side, flagged offside as he chases a ball down.
    • 6' The shot comes in from distance, just past the post with Barry diving desperately across to cover!
    • 5' Ivory Coast's Soulemane Bamba penalised for jumping into an opponent. He isn't happy about it.
    • 4' This Group B match at Cabinda's Chiazi National Stadium should go a long way to determining who reaches the knockout stages. Ghana are yet to play - they were scheduled to face Togo on Monday - while their opponents drew 0-0 in their opener.
    • 3' Arsenal's Emmanuel Eboue is down injured after a coming together. The Ivorian midfielder is carried off on a stretcher, but should recover.
    • 2' Little quality on show so far, with Ghana putting pressure on the Ivorian defence. Keeper Boubacar Barry makes the clearance.
    • 1' The match begins, Ivory Coast kicking from left to right in all orange kit.
    • - The teams are out and standing for the national anthems.
    • - What does former Nigeria and Norwich City striker Efan Ekoku think will happen? Ekoku: Ivorians need goals
    • - Marseille striker Bakari Kone is left out in favour of Chelsea's Salomon Kalou for Ivory Coast, with Blues hero Didier Drogba also starting of course.
    • - No Stephen Appiah or Sullery Muntari of course for Ghana, while Michael Essien is not yet ready after a late arrival due to injury.
    • - The teams: Ivory Coast: 1-Boubacar Barry; 17-Siaka Tiene, 4-Kolo Toure, 21-Emmanuel Eboue, 22-Soulemane Bamba; 5-Didier Zokora, 6-Yaya Toure, 9-Cheik Tiote, 8-Salomon Kalou; 10-Gervinho, 11-Didier Drogba. Ghana: 22-Richard Kingson; 18-Eric Addo, 7-Samuel Inkoom, 15-Isaac Vorsah, 11-Moussa Narry; 19-Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu, 9-Opoku Agyemang, 13-Dede Ayew, 17-Rahim Ayew, 14-Mathew Amoah, 10-Kwadwo Asamoah. Referee: Jerome Damon (South Africa).
    • - Welcome to perhaps the tie of the African Cup of Nations group stage - Ivory Coast versus Ghana.
  • Summary

    • 90+3' Gyan takes it, tucking it past Barry for 3-1. Nothing more than a consolation - there are seconds left to play.
    • 90+2' Penalty to Ghana! Bamba penalised for a foul on Gyan - it was never a pen, that one.
    • 90+1' Keita worked hard and used some trickery to win space on the left side of the box then dinked a ball to the back stick where the Drog leapt to crash a header over Kingson.
    • 90' DROGBA HEADS IN A THIRD GOAL FOR IVORY COAST!
    • 82' Sub Gyan unable to get past an Ivorian defender. Essien does not look mobile at all: with three subs already made, he is unwilling to come off - but at what cost?
    • 67' Where did that come from? Siaka Tiene bends a stunning free-kick inside the near-post top corner to leave Kingson floundering. Nothing he could do about that. 2-0 - most undeserved.
    • 66' GOAL NUMBER TWO FOR IVORY COAST!
    • 58' Mathew Amoah hits the post! It was a lovely volley from 12 yards after Kolo Toure's half-hearted clearance. Ghana well on top.
    • 57' The Arsenal midfield man thundered into poor old Agyemang with a two-footed scissor tackle from behind, near halfway. His punishment is deserved.
    • 56' RED CARD FOR EBOUE! A disgraceful challenge!
    • 39' Kwadwo Asamoah unleashes hell from 20 yards for Ghana, twisting away from the defenders and letting fly with his left foot. Barry dives full-length to palm away.
    • 24' Barcelona star Yaya Toure slipped a delightful pass through for Kalou on the right... together they sprang the offside trap wonderfully. From there a squared pass allowed Gervinho to finish into the open goal. 1-0!
    • 23' IVORY COAST GO DOWN THE OTHER END AND SCORE!
    • 20' Zokora with another strike from nearly 30 yards, forcing Kingson to throw up an arm and block it out for a corner kick. Excellent effort.
    • - Welcome to perhaps the tie of the African Cup of Nations group stage - Ivory Coast versus Ghana.

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