Ivorians dominate Guinea
The Ivory Coast today proved they are going to be ready to go the whole way in the African Cup of Nations as they destroyed Guinea 5-0 in the African Nations. Drogba, Keita, Kone and Kalou (2) all got on the scoresheet.
After a cagey start, Kalou and Drogba began to turn the screw, with the former having a great chance to open the scoring 13 minutes in. However, despite being unmarked, his effort was poor.
Dindane then came close with a header, although the opener was yet to come.
It eventually did 25 minutes in, when Kader Keita tiptoed into the box and, rather than play the ball across goal, battered it past Kemoko Camara and into the net, running into an inflatable Pepsi can located trackside by way of celebration.
The second period began in much the same way as the first had ended, with defences seemingly becoming obsolete and forwards very much on top.
The Ivory Coast then began to exert their dominance on proceedings and Kalou and Dindane should have double their lead before Drogba produced a finishing master class on 70 minutes.
Leaving defenders trailing in his wake the Chelsea hitman burst into the box before opening up his body and coolly slotting past a helpless Camara.
The goal seemed to drain any confidence which still remained in the hapless Guinean side and just two minutes later Kalou was left all alone to simply round a stranded Camara and walk the ball into an empty net.
With the Ivory Coast now threatening to score every time they broke forward it came as no surprise when Yaya Toure's fine run down the left resulted in Kalou tapping into an empty net to end the game as a contest on 81 minutes.
xx5113787xlWith the result now starting to become slightly embarrassing for Guinea, Bakary Kone compounded their misery further with a fine fifth three minutes from time.