Algeria and Cote’ D’Ivore, two of the biggest teams in this year’s African Cup of Nations, are currently at a standstill with one goal each. Neither teams was able to break the deadlock as both teams are currently even in attack and defense.
The Ivorians started the game with a fast pace, pressuring from the early game with Max Gardel’s shot that was saved by the Algerian goalkeeper before hitting the post.
Wlifried Zaha penetrated through the Algerian defense moments later and passed the ball through the lines but failed to find the scoring man.
The warriors of the desert rebounded 15 minutes into the game with a spot kick shot by Reyad Mehrez which narrowly missed the goal. Algeria scored the opening goal by Sofian Fegholy in the 20th minute after making use of a cross placing it into goal.
Algerian star Youssef Attal was injured six minutes later, which required immediate medical attention and was later substituted in the 30th minute.
In the second half, Algeria won an early penalty in the 48th minute which was wasted by Baghdad Bo Nagah after hitting the post.
The Elephants scored the equalizing goal in the 62nd minute through Kodja after he dribbled past the defenses placing it into the far corner of the goal keeper. From then on both teams exchanged attacks on goal until the final whistle.