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After further provoking a miracle against Mali, Côte d'Ivoire approaches its semi-final of the CAN with the feeling of being invulnerable. The challenge promises to be great for the Democratic Republic of Congo. Follow the match, live from 9 p.m., on linternaute.com.

The African Cup of Nations is a competitive competition. part, imbued with a mysticism specific to the continent. A competition of all possibilities, even more so this year where all predictions tend towards to be outwitted. Last Saturday, his magic worked once again. to save Côte d'Ivoire and condemn Mali to death. the pain of sorrow and the bitterness of regret. While the Eagles held qualification in their clutches, they saw their opponents, although reduced to just one goal. 10, join them at score à in the 90th minute before being trampled by a killer goal at the end of added time in extra time (2-1 a.p.). An improbable scenario which caused the country to capsize in wild jubilation.

Miraculously qualified for the phase à Direct elimination and victorious of Senegal in a match which had started very badly, the Elephants seem to carry by an almost force supernatural, possessors of an immunity totem which guarantees them to survive à everything in this CAN contested at residence. "When the people sangé the national anthem while we were at home 10 against 11, it was incredible, remembers Max-Alain Gradel when talking about the quarter-final against Mali.

Trust and absences

As incredible as finding Côte d'Ivoire in the semi-final, à 90 or 120 minutes of a final in front of its audience. "We created ;eacute;é a strength with the confidence we have had in the last two matches. To win a CAN match, you have to be ready on all levels: physically and mentally, continues Max-Alain Gradel. The 2015 African champion is one of his alumni on whom Emerse Faé reliedé to unite his group and his contribution will still be valuable in the face of new challenges. the DRC.

Especially since the Ivorian coach will have to do without four elements, all suspended: his captain Serge Aurier, his mainstay ;eacute;defensive Odilon Kossounou, the providential scorer of the quarter Oumar Diakité and his attacker Christian Kouamé. A big loss but one that doesn't worry Faé. "We createdéé a united group and even when I bring players into the game. In the 85th minute, they are in the right frame of mind", he praised' at a press conference.

If the former Nantes player indicated that he had a plan, he mainly supported it. on a point that his team is lacking: the start of the match. Indeed, in its last three outings, the Ivorian selection conceded; the opening score. "We analyzedé our two matches started. We want to start the match well. This is an important match for a place in the final. It would be a shame to put pressure on yourself and move on. side of the match (…) We must play on our newfound confidence", complete Faé.

An additional force

The Democratic Republic of Congo is also not lacking in confidence, especially after having succeeded in achieving this goal. get rid of Guinea and have returned to the semi-finals for the first time since 2015. A date that the Lé ;opards have not forgotten; since they had come up against the future Ivorian champions. Nine years later, destiny places it in its place. The Elephants are on their way again. A wink for Chancel Mbemba, last survivor; side Congolese in this match.

In the wake of the captain éevolving the rest of the season é Olympique de Marseille is a whole group that would like to offer his country a final awaited on the continent for 50 years. "It would be a mistake to say that we had a good CAN and if we don't make it to the final, we will be disappointed. The pressure is more on Côte d'Ivoire but we also have to put it on because çit makes us move forward. We want to have a good match and with the players we have we will have our chances. We don't want to stop there", assumes the French coach of Les Lé opards Sébastien Desabre.

A desire based on other sources than the simple sporting issue. If the Elephants want to make their supporters proud, the Leopards make it their duty to give hope and a moment of happiness to their fans. their compatriots. Indeed, the Democratic Republic of Congo is going through a serious political crisis with rebel groups contesting the power in place and being guilty of massacres in the east of the country. In support à the civilian population, Mbemba and others will wear a black armband. "C'is the image of the Congolese that we see ;hicle, that of pride, of solidarity and players on the field who must be impeccable in terms of attitude", testifies Sébastien Desabre. A soul supplement time to challenge the miraculous host country.

The second semi-final of the CAN, between Côte d'Ivoire and the Democratic Republic of Congo will take place at from 9 p.m. (8 p.m. local time), on the west side from the Alassane-Ouattara Olympic stadium, à Abidjan.

The second semi-final of the CAN, between Côte d'Ivoire and the Democratic Republic of Congo will be broadcast live and exclusively& ;eacute; on beIN Sport 2, the first channel of the Qatari group dedicated to &agrav; the Coupe de France and in the eighth final between PSG and Paris. Brest.

The meeting between Côte d'Ivoire and'Emerse Faé and the Democratic Republic of Congo by Frenchman Sébastien Desabre will be available in streaming on the MyCanal platform.

What are the predictions for the match Côte d'Ivoire – RD Congo ?

Betclic: Côte d'Ivoire : 2.15 /Nul : 2.90 /Ré Democratic Republic of Congo: 4.00

Parions Sport: Cote d'Ivoire: 2.15/Draw: 2.95/R&eacute ;Democratic Republic of Congo: 3.90

Winamax: Côte d'Ivoire : 2.15 /None: 2.90 /Ré Democratic Republic of Congo: 4.20

Côte d'Ivoire : Yahia Fofana – Singo, Diomandé, Ndicka, Konan – Seko Fofana, Sangaré, Kessié – Pépé, Max-Alain Gradel, Haller.

Democratic Republic of Congo: Mpasi – Kalulu, Mbemba (cap.), Inonga Baka, Masuaku – Moutoussamy, Bongonda, Pickel – Elia, Wissa, Bakambu.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116