Zambia vs. Ivory Coast, 2012 Africa Cup of Nations Final: Game Opening Back Up

The first 13 minutes or so of the second half felt like a great catching of breath, but things are back to normal in the match now - we've got a lovely back-and-forth game going on. Zambia counterattack following Jean-Jacques Gosso's cross, and although the Ivory Coast manage to break that up, they spend more time protesting a call (in their favour, no less) than paying attention to the name, and nearly get caught cold by a quick throw-in.

Eventually the ball is scrambled clear, possibly via an arm, and the Elephants can surge forward, with Salomon Kalou in tonnes of space on the left flank. His threaded pass isn't controlled by Gervinho, though, and we go back down towards Boubacar Barry's net where Zambia are looking very dangerous - Gosso is forced into a desperate clearance to keep Emmanuel Mayuka from scoring. With both teams stretched, we can't possibly end normal time at 0-0, can we?

PS: If you had Cheick Tiote as the first booking of the final, congratulations!

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