AFCON: Hosts Ivory Coast defeat champions Senegal on penalty shootout

In Yamoussoukro, hosts Ivory Coast overcame defending champion Senegal on penalties after a 1-1 draw after extra time, advancing to the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations quarterfinals.

The hosts secured an incredible victory after a miserable group-stage performance that included two defeats, thanks to a penalty kick converted by Franck Kessie, who had scored from the spot four minutes before the end of normal time.

Senegal got off to a fantastic start when Habib Diallo scored in the fourth minute following a ball from Sadio Mane.

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On Saturday at 17:00 GMT, the Elephants will play their quarterfinal match against either Mali or Burkina Faso. On Tuesday at 17:00 GMT, the last-16 match will take place in Korhogo.

The two finalists from the previous edition are now available. Senegal this morning, and Egypt last night. On successive evenings, the vanquished finalists and the current champions engage in competition.

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