Gervinho goal saves Ivory Coast in opener

A LATE goal from Gervinho earned Africa Cup of Nations favourites Ivory Coast a 2-1 victory over Togo in their opening Group D fixture.

The Elephants were struggling to live up to their pre-tournament billing before Gervinho struck with Togo's Jonathan Ayiye cancelling out Yaya Toure's early goal.

Boylesports make Ivory Coast 5-4 to win the competition and Togo were pushed out to 125-1 by Coral.

 

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Seville v Espanyol

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  • Espanyol have not had a draw in their last 15 matches
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Beaten at Seville on Thursday in the cup, Espanyol return to the venue with league points at stake and the task looks every bit as hard. Espanyol, who qualified for the semi-finals on aggregate, have won just one and lost six of their nine away games in La Liga while Seville are unbeaten at home where they have kept three clean sheets in a row.

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