Algeria and Tunisia in semifinal – Madagascar out

Suez (AP) – The selection of Algerian football crystallized at the Africa Cup more and more title contenders. In the quarter-finals, the North Africans of Suez beat the Ivory Coast by a score of 4: 3.

After regulation and overtime, it was 1-1 (1-0), with which the Algerians had to take the first goal of the fifth match of the tournament.

Meanwhile ended the football fairy tale of Madagascar. The island nation, which was participating for the first time in the African Cup, lost in the last quarter-final against Tunisia 0: 3 (0: 0) and retired. Nevertheless, the Malagasy, who lack professional leagues and professional structures, caused a sensation and was a great addition to the prestigious tournament. The goals for North Africans with Paderborn pro Mohamed Dräger, who will now face Senegal in the semi-finals, were at Cairo's Al-Salam stadium (52 ​​minutes), captain Youssef Msakni (60) and Wahbi Khazri ( 90+) 3).

For the Algerian goalkeeper, Rais M & Bolhi decided penalties when he saved Wilfried Bony's penalty. In addition, Ivorian Serey imposed a penalty at the post. The winning team of the professional Man-City, Riyad Mahrez, had already surprised Senegal in the group stage with a victory over his favorites, Senegal, and clearly dominated Guinea over the last sixteen years with a score of 3: 0. In the semifinals, the winner of the 1990 Africa Cup meets now Sunday (9:00 pm) for Nigeria, who had already beaten South Africa 2 to 1 the day before.

Algeria 's first goal on Ramy Bensebaini' s strike after 29 minutes was given to Sophique Feghouli of Galatasaray. Baghdad Bounedjah (49.), who put a penalty on the crossbar, missed the opportunity to make a preliminary decision. Jonathan Kodja (62.) scored a low 14-yard shot in the left corner to tie up and put Ivory Coast in overtime, scoring goals despite good chances on both sides.

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