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Afcon 2021: Ivory Coast player ratings after Sierra Leone's dramatic comeback

1:59 AM IST 17/01/22
Ivory Coast Afcon 2021.
The Stars scored in the 93rd minute to deny the Elephants a chance to progress to the Round of 16.

GOAL ranks the Ivory Coast players after failing to keep their lead in Group E's Africa Cup of Nations second encounter against Sierra Leone on Thursday.

  • Badra Ali Sangare goalkeeper of Ivory Coast.

    Bandra Sangare - 3/10

    The Uthongathi FC goalkeeper was equal to the task, although he was only tested twice in the first half. In both instances, he managed to stop Mohamed Turay's attempts on goal as Sierra Leone attacked sparingly.

    However, his dramatic, last-minute error that allowed the Leone Stars to equalise lowers his ranking dramatically.

  • Ghislain Konan of Ivory Coast 2021,

    N'Clomande Konan 4/10

    Sent a stinging shot in the 33rd minute from the left side of the penalty box, which was stopped by Kamara. 

    The full-back should have spotted an advancing Sebastien Haller or Wilfried Zaha on the opposite end and sent the ball their way instead of hitting it directly at the goalkeeper.

  • Etic Bailly of Ivory Coast.

    Eric Bailly 5/10

    Did a good job of marking Sierra Leone's main man, Musa Kamara, and thereby neutered the opponents' threat in the first half. 

    He was at fault, alongside Simon Deli, as they did not come up with a quick strategy to stop Sierra Leone from making the score 1-1.

  • Simon Deli of Ivory Coast.

    Simon Deli 4/10

    He, together with his defence partner Bailly, was completely unable to stop Musa Kamara from equalising for Sierra Leone in the early moments of the second half. 

    He was also caught off guard as the opponents grabbed a late equaliser.

  • Serge Aurier of Ivory Coast.

    Serge Aurier 4.5/10

    Committed a rather easy foul against Kevin Wright when he should have used his experience to dispossess the opponent in the late stages of the first half.  

    The former Tottenham Hotspur full-back was, however, quick to join the attacks when the situation demanded so all through the game.

  • Jean Seri of Ivory Coast.

    Jean Michael Seri - 5/10

    Ivory Coast won a free-kick just at the edge of the box, but Seri ended up hitting the wall when he should have looped the ball over to attempt to find the top corner in the fifth minute.  

    The Fulham star, nonetheless, executed his midfield role with discipline nonetheless and offered additional defensive cover when it was needed.

  • Franck Kessie of Ivory Coast.

    Franck Kessie 3/10

    Took the penalty and failed to beat Kamara as he wasted an excellent opportunity to put the Elephants in front. 

    He should have scored the third goal for the Elephants in the 71st minute, but his first touch was too heavy and he lost the ball while inside the box.

  • Ibrahim Sangare of Ivory Coast.

    Ibrahim Sangare - 4/10

    He did not have a standout moment in the encounter, although he was effective when dealing with surging Sierra Leone midfielders before he was replaced by Hamed Traore in the 73rd minute.

  • Nicolas Pepe of Ivory Coast.

    Nicolas Pepe - 6/10

    He should have been clinical with his 11th-minute chance, which he wasted when he should have scored to break the deadlock. 

    The Arsenal forward sent a timid shot despite being unmarked in the Sierra Leone penalty box, thereby wasting a golden chance to break the deadlock. 

    However, his cool goal in the second half righted earlier wrongs committed.

  • Sebastien Haller of Ivory Coast.

    Sebastien Haller - 6/10

    Scored the goal that gave the Ivorians the lead in the first half. He had an easy time firing home as the opponents did not spot him when he entered the box and blasted past Kamara.

    His first goal in the ongoing tournament should motivate him going into the next games.

  • Wilfried Zaha o Ivory Coast.

    Wilfried Zaha - 5.5

    In the second minute, he wasted a good chance to put his side ahead after making his way past two defenders, only for him to go down easily when the third defender tackled him. 

    However, he won a penalty in the ninth minute, and Ivory Coast took the lead from the spot and later provided an assist that Haller scored from.

  • Christian Kouame of Ivory Coast.

    Christian Kouame - 3/10

    He should have done better in the 81st minute when he was spotted by Aurier in a goalscoring space but ended up missing the ball. 

  • Jean Kouassi of Ivory Coast.

    Jean Kouassi - 2/10

    After replacing Zaha, the Trabzonspor winger had little impact in their second group game in Group E.

  • Sereso Die of Ivory Coast.

    Serey Die - Not Rated

    Came on late for Kessie and had little time to assert his authority on the game.