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Ivory Coast’s victory over defending champions Senegal in a penalty shootout to advance to the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations has become the talk of the town. The match, which took place at the AFCON, saw Ivory Coast defeat Senegal 5-4 in the penalty shootout after the game ended 1-1 during regulation time.

Franck Kessie’s decisive kick helped the Elephants seal their spot in the quarter-finals after Mousaa Niakhate missed his kick for Senegal. Senegal had taken the lead early in the game, but Ivory Coast managed to find an equalizer from the penalty spot in the 86th minute, thanks to Mendy fouling Pepe, and Kessie calmly converting the spot-kick.

The victory was particularly sweet for Ivory Coast, as they had only qualified for the last 16 as one of the four best losers. It was also a significant rebound for the Ivorians, who had previously sacked their coach Jean Louis Gasset after a disappointing loss against Equatorial Guinea in the group stage.

In the end, the match came down to a penalty shootout, with Ivory Coast emerging victorious and securing a spot in the quarter-finals against Cape Verde.

The match saw both teams giving it their all, and Ivory Coast’s successful penalty shootout was a testament to their determination and skill. Now, they are looking forward to facing Cape Verde in the quarter-finals, with a renewed sense of confidence and determination.

News Summery :

– Ivory Coast defeated Senegal 5-4 on penalties to advance to the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations after a 1-1 draw in regulation time
– Franck Kessie scored the decisive penalty kick to secure the win for Ivory Coast after Mousaa Niakhate missed for Senegal
– Senegal took the lead early in the match, but Ivory Coast equalized in the 86th minute from a penalty spot
– Both teams needed extra-time to find a winner, but it went to a penalty shootout
– Only Niakhate missed his penalty for Senegal, allowing Ivory Coast to progress
– The final score was Senegal 1-1 Ivory Coast, and they will face Cape Verde in the quarter-final of the 2023 Afcon

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