The home team emerged victorious in the Ivory Coast versus DR Congo match. Sebastien Haller’s goal in the 65th minute secured a 1-0 win for Ivory Coast, propelling them into the Africa Cup of Nations final.
Haller, returning from an ankle injury, scored a somewhat fortunate goal as his shot took an unexpected bounce over the Congolese goalkeeper and into the net. Despite showing signs of rustiness, Haller had another opportunity to score but narrowly missed.
Franck Kessie also came close to scoring for Ivory Coast, hitting the woodwork with a powerful shot. DR Congo had a chance to equalize through substitute Theo Bongonda, but he missed the target. With this victory, Ivory Coast sets up a showdown against Nigeria on Sunday.