Ivory Coast Hold Guinea In AFCON Match

Ivory Coast fought back to draw their Africa Cup of Nations opener with Guinea, despite having Gervinho sent off early in the second half.
Guinea took a 36th-minute lead when Mohamed Yattara volleyed in.
Ex-Arsenal striker Gervinho, who had hit the bar in the first half, was dismissed on 58 minutes for a slap.
Ibrahima Traore almost doubled the lead when his shot hit the bar, but Ivory Coast rescued themselves when Seydou Doumbia slotted low into the corner.
That outcome seemed unlikely when Gervinho was given his marching orders, he had been by far the game’s best player, while his team-mates had looked well short of their potential.

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