Ivory Coast had an impressive win against Senegal in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations.
Football enthusiasts worldwide expected Senegal to emerge victorious over Ivory Coast, particularly considering Ivory Coast’s struggle to qualify from their group as one of the third-best-placed teams in the competition.
The host nation Ivory Coast reached the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals by beating defending champions Senegal on 5-4 penalties shootout after a 1-1 draw in 120 minutes.
Senegal took an early lead with Habib Diallo’s goal, but Ivory Coast managed to equalize through Franck Kessie’s penalty towards the end of regular time.
Despite extra time, neither team could secure a victory, resulting in a thrilling penalty shootout.
Ivory Coast emerged as the winners with a with Kessie playing a crucial role after playing the last penalty kick.
Now, Ivory Coast awaits their quarterfinal opponent, which will be either Mali or Burkina Faso.