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 By Sam Crocker

Lessons learned in African Nations Cup quarterfinals

Wilfried Bony scored with two headers to help give the Ivory Coast a 3-1 win over Algeria and a spot in the semi-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations.

MALABO, Equatorial Guinea -- With Ghana and Ivory Coast securing their trips to the African Nations Cup semifinals, here are five things we learned from the tournament's quarters.

1. Guinea replicating their defending from qualifying

Having seemingly put their defensive woes behind them in the group stage, Guinea's operations at the back were about as calm as a Tunisian subs bench. Despite being terrible at the back throughout qualifying, with the bigger teams getting much joy against them going...

Wilfried Bony brace lifts Ivory Coast into semis of African Nations Cup

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Wilfried Bony was the star turn as the Ivory Coast beat tournament favourites Algeria 3-1 to reach the last four of the African Nations Cup.

Showing the sort of form which persuaded English champions Manchester City to pay Swansea £25million in the January transfer window, Bony produced two excellent headers - one in each half - to hand the Ivory Coast a semi-final date with DR Congo.

Bony struck from close range to give the Elephants a 26th-minute lead and, after Hilal Soudani had equalised...

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Gourcuff: I have confident in my players

Algeria manager Christian Gourcuff discussed his side's potential moving forward ahead of their clash with Ivory Coast and the growing confidence within the group.

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Highlights: Senegal 0-2 Algeria

Algeria sealed their place in the African Nations Cup quarterfinals after beating Senegal 2-nil.

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Riyad Mahrez and Nabil Bentaleb send Algeria into quarterfinals

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Algeria sealed their place in the African Nations Cup quarterfinals after beating Senegal 2-nil.

Riyad Mahrez and Nabil Bentaleb were on the scoresheet as Algeria sealed their place in the African Nations Cup quarter-finals after beating Senegal 2-0 in their decisive Group C clash in Malabo.

Algeria went into the final round of group matches lying in third place behind Senegal and Ghana, but an early goal from Leicester forward Mahrez and a late second from Tottenham midfielder Bentaleb meant they secured a top-two finish.

It is the first time since 2004 that Algeria have reached the last eight...