FT: Togo 1-2 Ivory Coast

first_img1654 Referee whistles for the end of the game. 2-1 it ends in favour of Ivory Coast.1653 What a save in the dying minute by Barry to prevent a late equaliser from the Hawks. Barry palmed out a goal bound flick much to the relief of the tournament favourites.1647 GOAL!!! Gervinho snatches late goal for the Ivorians after a superb volley from a Toure free-kick.1635 Hawks goal keeper pulls off a superb save to keep alive the Togo hope of securing at least a point. Toure had been set up by Gervinho but his goal bound shot was excellently grabbed by the goal keeper.1618 Nibombe soars to connect with a head which zooms straight into the net but referee rules that out and Nibombe is furious. He had started jubilation already.1617 Adebayor played through and he shields the ball well in the 18 yard box as Kolo Toure keeps an eye on him. Corner it goes for the Hawks. 1603 Referee whistles for the beginning of the second half Half time 1545+3 Goal!!!!!! Togo draw level after a well taken corner kick. It is Jonathan Ayite who fires what will be a crucial goal for the Hawks.1545 Yahya Toure fires a bullet at the threshhold of the 18 yard box but it goes of the woodwork. Great shot.1544 Great piece of defending denies Drogba’s Ivory Coast a second goal. 1526 Adebayor makes an excellent run up-field down the left flank and sends in a cross but nobody to connect. This is the closest the Hawks have come to scoring after the initial fluff by Adebayor.1508 GOAL!!!!! Ivory Coast are up. Yahya Toure opens the account for the Ivorians after yet another defensive blunder. The City midfielder blasts a low grounder which goes through a forest of legs and into the net for the Ivorian goal.1503 Adebayor wastes a glorious opportunity after a horrific defensive blunder. He has only the Ivorian goal keeper to beat but he over elaborates. A chance he might just rue at the end of the game.1500 Togo set set Group D underway.1453 The National anthems of both countries are on. 1450 The two teams make their way to the pitch all poised for the opener.Tournament favorites Ivory Coast play the Hawks of Togo in the opening Group D match in the AFCON 2013 tournament ongoing in South Africa.last_img

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