AFCON 2015 Ivory Coast 3-1 Algeria Player Ratings
Sylvain Gbouhou 6
Aerially commanding but marred his performance with time-wasting tactics. Some communication issues with his defenders need to be worked on.
Serge Aurier 7
Solid as ever. Always an outlet on the right and has been willing in recent games to sacrifice his attacking game for the greater common good.
Eric Bailly 7
Wonderful dash forward in the build up to the opening goal and led the way with 8 interventions, but miscommunicated with his fellow defenders on a few occasions, including for Soudani’s goal.
Kolo Toure 6
Not as impressive as he was against Cameroon but an okay performance by the veteran.
Wilfried Kanon 6
Wiser with his ball usage this time, a quietly solid game before being exposed once Renard switched systems to a back four and he be deployed at left back.
Siaka Tiene 6
Not as involved as Aurier on the other wing. The man sacrificed as Herve Renard sought a winning goal.
Serey Die 8
Passion personified. Disruptive with his fouling, did a good bodyguard job on Brahimi and contributed in attacking sense with two key passes.
Yaya Toure 6
Still doesn’t look at his very best but produced an assist for Bony’s second goal and was more involved.
Max Gradel 8
Led from the front with 6 tackles and 3 key passes, the most by an Ivorian player in both categories. Superb cross for Bony’s opening goal.
Added energy and a genuine threat to the Ivory Coast attack, even if sporadically. Rewarded with the breakaway late goal on his return from suspension.
Wilfried Bony 8
More involved in the action in this game. His aerial prowess troubled the Algeria backline and he had two headers to show for it.
Cheick Doukoure 6
Came on to add more numbers into the Ivorian midfield when momentum was with Algeria. Decent cameo.
Rais M’Bolhi 6
Wasn’t called into action much. There was little he could do about the Ivory Coast goals.
Aissa Mandi 6
Given a slight workout by Gervinho but largely solid and consistent. An understated member of this Algeria team.
Madjid Bougherra 6
Let Bony escape him for the first goal, a rare lapse for the experienced defender.
Carl Medjani 6
Didn’t have much to do and didn’t do much wrong.
Faouzi Ghoulam 6
With a busy Gradel and Aurier to handle, the Napoli man wasn’t as involved down his wing as he usually is. Left Bony free for his second goal.
Nabil Bentaleb 6
100% passing success rate but didn’t have too much of an impact on the game.
Saphir Taider 6
Contributed well defensively but offered little in attack.
Riyad Mahrez 5
Beaten easily by Bailly in the lead up to the goal, was nullified by Aurier and co. before the assist for Soudani. Eventually substituted.
Yacine Brahimi 7
Looked Algeria’s most dangerous player despite Ivory Coast persistently fouling him.
Sofiane Feghouli 6
Quiet first half but grew as the game went on, causing Renard’s side problems when they changed to a back four.
Hillel Soudani 6
Got his goal in the end but just doesn’t bring the well-rounded attributes that Islam Slimani brings to the role.
Islam Slimani 6
Not fully fit and didn’t make any sort of impact.
Ishak Belfodil 7
Proved a nuisance again when he entered, little end product though.
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