2022 AFRICA CUP - GROUP E - DAY 12 - Ivory Coast vs Algeria
Ivory Coast vs Algeria 3:1
Goals Ivory Coast
Kessié (22'minutes), Sangaré (39'minutes), Pépé (54'minutes)
Defending champions Algeria crashed out of the Africa Cup of Nations with a 3:1 defeat against Ivory Coast in Douala.
Needing a win to stay alive, Algeria trailed by two goals at the break after Franke Kessie capped off a fine move and Ibrahim Sangare headed home.
Arsenal's Nicolas Pepe put the Ivorians 3:0 up before Algeria captain Riyad Mahrez hit a penalty against the post.
Algeria, for whom Sofiane Bendebka scored a late consolation, exit bottom of Group E after a torrid campaign.
Djamel Belmadi's men are the third holders to exit at the first hurdle in the past five Nations Cup finals.