Sylvain Gbouhou: 5
Unsolicited for most of the match. Could do nothing about Yattara’s finish.
Struggled to contain Ibrahima Traore who had a fantastic match.
Kolo Toure: 6
Solid for most of the match. Cote D’Ivoire missed his leadership in defence.
Eric Bailly: 5
Not a bad outing for the 20 year-old on his competitive debut.
Serge Aurier: 4
Not as adventurous as per. At fault for Yattara’s goal.
Serey Die: 5
Could not deal with the activity of Naby Keita and Fofana. Withdrawn for Doumbia.
Cheick Tiote: 5
His usual roughhouse self, but failed to get a hold on the match in midfield.
Yaya Toure: 5
The game passed him by as it often does in Africa.
The only Ivorian that ever looked a constant menace. Unlucky with a shot that cannoned off the post. Idiotic sending off handicapped his team.
Salomon Kalou: 5
Some clever passes, but not nearly incisive enough. Withdrawn early for Tiene.
Wilfried Bony: 6
Paroxysms of spontaneous genius, like his assist to Doumbia. But, ultimately, kept quiet for long spells of match.
Seydou Doumbia: 7
Came on and marked his introduction with an equalizer.
Siaka Tiene: 6
Brought on to shore up the defence and did just that.
Naby Yattara 5
Impossible to stop Doumbia’s equaliser but a few ill-advised forays.
Issiaga Sylla 6
Comfortable handling Salomon Kalou.
Florentin Pogba 6
Made a number of smart interceptions, and handled the threat of Bony well.
Fode Camara 5
Not as commanding as his partner, but held the line well in Zayette’s absence.
Baissama Sankoh 6
Very good in the attacking third, but struggled at times containing Gervinho.
Kevin Constant 7
Found his passing range early, spraying insightful passes to every corner of the pitch. Led his team well.
Naby Keita 6
Endless running in midfield. Much smaller than Die or Tiote, but much more energetic.
Ibrahima Conte 7
Often got the better of Aurier. Found success cutting inside. Replaced the suspended Soumah well.
Ibrahima Traore 8
The most active Guinean. When he found spaces, looked extremely dangerous. His cross created Yattara’s goal, and he was unlucky to hit the crossbar.
Mohamed Yattara 6
Justified Dussuyer’s decision to leave Idrissa Sylla on the bench. Did well to finish from a very tight angle.
Razzagui Camara 6
Stretched the Guinean defence, but could not convert half-chances.