Robert Kidiaba 6
Made the routine saves, not much he could have done about the goals.
Issama Mpeko 6
Dealt well with Gervinho, so much so that the Roma winger had to switch sides.
Gabriel Zakuani 6
Two goal-line clearances by the Peterbrough man. Had it not been for him, there may have been a few more goals.
Joel Kimwaki 7
Very good performance with several crucial tackles in his own penalty area. He recorded the most tackles in the game with seven.
Jean Kasusula 5
Sloppy on the ball and could not cope with Gervinho’s off-the-ball runs.
Chancel Mbemba 7
Composed beyond his years, physically matched Serey Die and Yaya Toure, especially during the first half.
Cedric Makiadi 5
Had little influence on the game despite being the more experience midfielder.
Cedrick Mabwati 5
A lot of pace and running but never looked like creating anything.
Yannick Bolasie 5
Under-cooked pass led to Gervinho’s goal, generally could not impose himself on the game.
Jeremy Bokila 5
Started off strongly but faded especially once Mbokani went off.
Dieumerci Mbokani 6
Caused Ivory Coast problems in the air. It was bizarre to see him substituted, and he was as confused as onlookers about his substitution.
Junior Kabananga 4
Came on for Mbokani and did little.
Neeskens Kebano 6
Another lively cameo from the bench, mystifying how he did not start.
Sylvain Gbohouo 6
Still jittery at times and poor with his distribution but, at the same time, has been consistently solid throughout the tournament.
Serge Aurier 8
Tireless performance, was particularly dangerous when surging forward. Header from a corner resulted in Kanon’s goal.
Eric Bailly 5
Recovered well after giving his penalty away, but aerially suspect in the first half with a couple of mistimed jumps, including for the penalty.
Kolo Toure 7
Rolling back the years in this tournament. Another solid all-round performance.
Wilfried Kanon 7
Another solid performance. Dealt well with DR Congo’s pace and didn’t fluff his lines – so trusted that Renard move him to left back to counter DR Congo’s pace down the flank.
Siaka Tiene 6
Severely tested by a pacey DR Congo side, the left wing-back had to be reserved and was eventually substituted as Renard sought for more pace.
Serey Die 6
Not as influential as he was against Algeria but typically committed and disruptive.
Yaya Toure 7
More touches than any player on the pitch and some sublime, world class passes. Net-ripping shot to give his country the lead.
Max Gradel 5
One of the revelations of the tournament but not as lively and decisive in this one as he was in his previous outings.
Not at his very best, with a touch that was a little off, but got his goal just before half time.
Wilfried Bony 6
Held the ball up well and assisted Gervinho’s goal.
Salomon Kalou 5
Replaced Gradel but didn’t match him in output or work ethic.