The Elephants of Cote d’ Ivoire are through to the quarterfinals of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations after a comprehensive demolition of the Carthage Eagles of Tunsia three goals to nothing, with one game left to play in the qualifying round.
The win takes Cote d’ Ivoire to six points in Group D as they also won their opening fixture against Togo 2-1.
Arsenal striker, Gervinho continued his impressive run of form with his country’s national team as he scored the first goal in the 21st minute to take his tally in this tournament to two goals.
Thereafter, Manchester City midfielder, and Africa footballer of the year, Yaya Toure, added a second with three minutes left.
Ivory Coast, the highest ranked African team in the world, were done as Didier Ya Konan, who came on as substitute, added a late third, as the Ivorians made it look easy at the end.
The Tunisians were left short of words, as they tried to make a game of it.
The North Africans, who secured their first win against Algeria through a late minute strike, started very poorly against the Ivorians.
The Tunisians did not actually have any clear attempt at goal in the first half. They however stepped up their game a little in the second half, but found it hard to penetrate the midfield and defence of the Ivorians, who are one the firm favourites to win the 2013 Afcon in South Africa.
To qualify for the next stage, the Tunisians must avoid defeat in their last group game against Togo to stand any chance.
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