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Played
November 16, 2013 2:00 PM EST
Stade Mohamed V — Casablanca
Referee:‬ D. Haïmoudi‎
Attendance:‬ 15000‎
 
77′ (PG) Moussa Sow
Salomon Kalou 90+4′
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Senegal 1-1 Cote d'Ivoire (2-4 Agg.)

Sadio Mane was brightest on a tense evening in Morocco as Salomon Kalou's late goal sealed progression to the World Cup after Moussa Sow's penalty

By Joe Wright

  • Bouna Coundoul
    1
    0
    3.00

    Bouna Coundoul

    Came flying off his line to make a fine save at feet in the final 10 minutes for his only real test throughout the match, until Kalou tapped past him right at the death.

  • S. Mbodji
    0
    0
    2.50

    S. Mbodji

    Dealt with Kalou well for the majority and made one fine challenge to stop the former Chelsea man from bursting through on goal in the closing minutes, but was ultimately caught out of position for the Lille forward's goal.

  • Ludovic Sané
    1
    0
    3.00

    Ludovic Sané

    Coped comfortably with Drogba for the most part as Cote d'Ivoire failed to threaten for large spells of the game.

  • P. Djilobodji
    1
    0
    2.50

    P. Djilobodji

    Handled a dangerous cross in the opposition area just shy of the hour mark, bizarrely ending a promising move. Cote d'Ivoire offered little attacking threat, which probably made him look more comfortable than he felt.

  • P. Souaré
    1
    0
    3.00

    P. Souaré

    Gervinho's pace caused him problems in the first half but he had a quieter night once the Roma man was replaced.

  • Salif Sané
    1
    0
    2.50

    Salif Sané

    A physical presence in the middle, although he was often brushed aside by Toure. Got more adventurous as the game wore on.

  • Idrissa Gueye
    0
    0
    2.50

    Idrissa Gueye

    Proceedings rather passed him by as he failed to offer a meaningful presence for his side.

  • S. Badji
    1
    0
    2.50

    S. Badji

    Imposed himself on and off through the middle but was rarely tested by a Cote d'Ivoire side which was reticent in attack. Replaced by Saivet as Senegal sought a crucial second goal.

  • Sadio Mané
    1
    0
    3.50

    Sadio Mané

    Gave Cote d'Ivoire problems in fits and starts down the left for the first hour. A clever turn inside the area saw him win his side's penalty. Senegal's brightest threat throughout.

  • Dame Ndoye
    0
    0
    2.50

    Dame Ndoye

    Tested Barry with a curling free kick and looked lively in the first half. Fizzed a second set-piece wide of the post from a promising position in a quieter second half and was replaced immediately by Moussa Sow.

  • Papiss Cissé
    0
    1
    1.50

    Papiss Cissé

    Managed a few wayward snapshots in the first 45, and spurned a glorious chance following a defensive mix up when he prodded straight at Barry. Failed to show up when his country needed a goal hero.

Substitutions

  • Henri Saivet
    0
    0

    Henri Saivet

    Came on to add some attacking luster late on.

  • Mame Biram Diouf
    0
    1

    Mame Biram Diouf

    Thrown on late as Senegal desperately chased a priceless second goal.

  • Moussa Sow
    1
    0
    3.00

    Moussa Sow

    Came on for Ndoye and buried a spot-kick for his first meaningful contribution.

  • Boubacar Barry Copa
    1
    0
    3.00

    Boubacar Barry Copa

    Dealt with a dangerous free kick with a good punch in the first half, and was largely untested until Sow fired a penalty past him.

  • Kolo Toure
    0
    0
    2.50

    Kolo Toure

    At times imposing, at others anxious from the Liverpool man. Dealt well with runners from deep but looked suspect when dealing with some simple balls.

  • Serge Aurier
    0
    0
    3.00

    Serge Aurier

    Part of a bizarre mix-up to allow Cisse with a clear chance on goal, but was otherwise strong in the air and dealt adequately with balls through the middle.

  • Sol Bamba
    0
    0
    3.00

    Sol Bamba

    Performed well to shut out Cisse for the majority of the match, although defending from set-pieces was occasionally suspect.

  • Romaric
    0
    0
    2.50

    Romaric

    Relatively steady down the left and was impressive in the air, but offered little to no support to Gervinho and Kalou further forward.

  • Didier Zokora
    0
    0
    3.50

    Didier Zokora

    Made a brilliant block against Cisse after N'Doye's knock-down. Generally dealt superbly with attempted passes from deep, covering plenty of ground to intercept play.

  • Jean Jacques Gosso
    0
    0
    2.50

    Jean Jacques Gosso

    Perhaps lucky to escape a hand ball in the area early on, he never looked assured at the heart of a jittery Cote d'Ivoire back line.

  • Yaya Touré
    1
    0
    3.00

    Yaya Touré

    A careless booking for a shirt tug early on left him on something of a tightrope, but he was an imposing obstacle and his passing from deep was a persistent threat.

  • Didier Drogba
    2
    1
    2.00

    Didier Drogba

    Offered little in attack, though service was limited. Naive defending in his own area saw him haul down Mane for Sow's penalty.

  • Salomon Kalou
    1
    0
    3.50

    Salomon Kalou

    Volleyed over from 18 yards for his only contribution in the first half. Offered little threat in the second but his willingness to run eventually paid off as he tapped home to send his side through to Brazil in stoppage time.

  • Gervinho
    0
    2
    3.00

    Gervinho

    The first half's most dangerous player, the Roma man ran well into channels in a bid to expose the three-man defense of Senegal, although his crossing let him down. Replaced by Sio after a quiet second half.

Substitutions

  • Giovanni-Guy Yann Sio
    0
    0

    Giovanni-Guy Yann Sio

    Came on for Gervinho for the final 10 minutes.

Results
Second Leg
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Player   Goals Penalties
Mohammed Abu Trika Mohammed Abu Trika
Midfielder
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6 4
Papiss Cissé Papiss Cissé
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6 1
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Striker
Al Ain
6 0
Mohamed Salah Mohamed Salah
Midfielder
Chelsea
6 0
Juvenal Juvenal
Midfielder
5 2