Slideshow: Semi-final showdowns
1. Nigeria romp to 3-0 lead
The Super Eagles settled their semi-final tie against Mali within the first 45 minutes with goals from Echiejiele, Ideye and Emenike. Stephen Keshi's side was rampant in the opening stanza, cutting a strong Mali defense to shreds on occasion. The match was all but over as a contest, as Mali went into the half-time break with their spirits crushed, while the Super Eagles were soaring.