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  • Updated: January 20, 2022

AFCON 2022: Ivory Coast Knock Algeria Out In Historical Repetition

Arsenal winger Nicolas Pepe capped off a brilliant performance from Ivory Coast with a solo goal to seal off a 3-1  thrashing of the defending champions to send them home from the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) 2022 on Thursday.

Algeria were on a 35-game unbeaten run was but it was ended by Equatorial Guinea in a stunning upset on matchday 2 and now they were outplayed again by the impressive Ivorians, who might have had more goals with better finishing.

Franck Kessie, Ibrahim Sangare and Nicholas Pepe all register a goal to seal the top spot with seven points. They are joined in the second round by Equatorial Guinea (six points), whose 1-0 victory over Sierra Leone eliminated the latter.

Riyad Mahrez missed a penalty for Algeria, but Sofiane Bendebka grabbed a consolation goal.

It was more of a 'De Javu' for the Algerians as they also exited in the first round of the next tournament after claiming the trophy in 1990, losing 3-0 to the Ivorians, who went on to lift the trophy.

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African Cup of Nations 2021/2022 TABLE

African Cup of Nations
No Teams P Pts
1 Cameroon 3 7
2 Cape Verde 3 4
3 Burkina Faso 3 4
4 Ethiopia 3 1
No Teams P Pts
1 Senegal 3 5
2 Malawi 3 4
3 Guinea 3 4
4 Zimbabwe 3 3
No Teams P Pts
1 Morocco 3 7
2 Gabon 3 5
3 Comoros 3 3
4 Ghana 3 1
No Teams P Pts
1 Nigeria 3 9
2 Egypt 3 6
3 Guinea-Bissau 3 1
4 Sudan 3 1
No Teams P Pts
1 Mali 3 7
2 Gambia 3 7
3 Tunisia 3 3
4 Mauritania 3 0
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