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November 16, 2013 2:00 PM EST
Stade Mohamed V — Casablanca
Referee:‬ D. Haïmoudi‎
Attendance:‬ 15000‎
 
77′ (PG) Moussa Sow
Salomon Kalou 90+4′
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Salomon Kalou
Côte d'Ivoire
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Senegal 1-1 Cote d'Ivoire (2-4 Agg.): Last-gasp Kalou seals spot in World Cup finals

The Fenerbahce man's second-half penalty was not enough to overturn the first-leg deficit as Sabri Lamouchi's side sealed qualification for Brazil 2014

Afcon 2013 - Yaya Toure, Ivory Coast
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A second-half penalty from substitute Moussa Sow was not enough for Senegal as Salomon Kalou secured Cote d'Ivoire's place at the World Cup with a late equalizer in Saturday's 1-1 draw.

Sabri Lamouchi's side headed into Saturday's game having eased to a comfortable 3-1 win in the first leg last month, although Senegal still had a chance by virtue of its away goal.

The Elephants completed the job with a solid performance, although they were pushed hard before finally confirming a 4-2 aggregate victory.

The second leg was played at the Stade Mohamed V in Casablanca as Senegal lost home advantage as punishment for crowd trouble in an Africa Cup of Nations playoff tie between the two sides back in October 2012.

However, that did not appear to affect Senegal, and it dictated play for the majority of the game as it looked to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 2002.

For all its pressure, it took Senegal until the 77th minute to make the breakthrough, with Sow's penalty giving Alain Giresse's side brief hope.

But the crucial second goal did not arrive, and Senegal's hopes were finally killed off when Kalou struck in injury time to send Cote d'Ivoire to next year's finals in Brazil.

Senegal coach Giresse made five changes to the side that lost the first leg, with midfielders Salif Sane and Sadio Mane among those to come into the side as the likes of Sow and Mohamed Diame dropped to the bench.

Cheick Tiote and Geoffrey Serey Die both missed out due to suspension for Ivory Coast, which maintained a front three of Gervinho, Kalou and Didier Drgoba.

Giresse's men made the better start, but it took them until the 14th minute to create the game's first real chance as Newcastle United striker Papiss Cisse saw his goalbound header cleared away acrobatically by Drogba.

Senegal pressed forward with renewed energy after the interval, and Cisse was involved again as he broke through on goal following some poor defending, only for Boubacar Barry to block his close-range effort with his feet.

Lamouchi's side struggled to get a foothold in the game throughout, and it was continually grateful for Senegal's profligacy, which was showcased again as Dame N'Doye curled a free kick wide from the edge of the area.

However, 13 minutes from time Giresse's men were offered a lifeline when Drogba pulled down Mane in the area, allowing Sow to step up and convert from the spot.

Senegal failed to create further momentum, though, and it was caught on the counter in the final minute of injury time, with Kalou steering home to send the Elephants to their third consecutive World Cup.

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Senegal

23
Bouna Coundoul
Goalkeeper
3.00
9
S. Mbodji
Defender
2.50
6
Ludovic Sané
Defender
3.00
3
P. Djilobodji
Defender
2.50
23
P. Souaré
Defender
92′
3.00
5
Salif Sané
Midfielder
2.50
5
Idrissa Gueye
Midfielder
2.50
17
S. Badji
Midfielder
82′
2.50
10
Sadio Mané
Striker
3.50
10
Dame Ndoye
Striker
65′
2.50
9
Papiss Cissé
Striker
1.50

Côte d'Ivoire

3.00
30
2.50
4
Kolo Toure
Defender
3.00
19
3.00
6
Sol Bamba
Defender
2.50
-
Romaric
Midfielder
3.50
5
Didier Zokora
Midfielder
2.50
-
3.00
42
Yaya Touré
Midfielder
15′
2.00
11
3.50
8
3.00
27
Gervinho
Striker
62′ 80′

Substitutes

30
 - 
30
Issa Ndoye
Goalkeeper
 - 
16
 - 
12
 - 
22
 - 
5
Zargo Touré
Midfielder
 - 
18
Alfred N'diaye
Midfielder
 - 
21
Mohamed Diame
Midfielder
 - 
-
Diop
Midfielder
 - 
20
 - 
39
 - 
7
Moussa Sow
Striker
65′ 77′
3.00

Substitutes

 - 
-
 - 
-
S. Gbohouo
Goalkeeper
 - 
20
 - 
4
 - 
31
 - 
28
 - 
-
M. Bolly
Midfielder
 - 
7
 - 
8
 - 
10
 - 
44

Coach/Manager

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-
 
  • Goal
  • Own Goal
  • Penalty
  • Penalty Missed
  • Yellow Card
  • Assist
  • Penalty Save
  • Penalty Shootout Goal
  • Penalty Shootout Miss
  • Yellow Card / Red Card
  • Red Card
  • Substitution IN
  • Substitution OUT
  • Injury
  • Goal.com Rating
  • Goal.com Man of the Match
  • Goal.com Flop of the Match
  • Top & Flop Global Ranking
  • Fans' Man of the Match
  • Fans' Flop of the Match
Results
Second Leg
Times In EST
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Mohammed Abu Trika Mohammed Abu Trika
Midfielder
Al Ahly
6 4
Papiss Cissé Papiss Cissé
Striker
Newcastle United
6 1
Asamoah Gyan Asamoah Gyan
Striker
Al Ain
6 0
Mohamed Salah Mohamed Salah
Midfielder
Chelsea
6 0
Juvenal Juvenal
Midfielder
5 2