Ivory Coast pulled off a stunning comeback against Mali in the Africa Cup of Nations, securing a spot in the semi-finals despite playing with 10 players for most of the match. Oumar Diakite’s last-minute goal sealed the victory, sending the home crowd into a frenzy.

The game was full of drama, with Ivory Coast’s Odilon Kossounou receiving two yellow cards and Mali taking the lead. But Ivory Coast fought back, equalizing in the final minutes of regular time before clinching the win in extra time.

This victory means a lot to Ivory Coast, who have faced challenges throughout the tournament, including changing managers mid-event. Their resilience has been remarkable, and they continue to defy the odds.

Mali, on the other hand, will be disappointed with the result. Despite having numerical superiority for most of the game, they couldn’t capitalize on it. This defeat adds to Mali’s history of struggles against Ivory Coast in recent years.

Credit: BBC provided the original news story.


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