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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Tottenham v Besiktas

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  • Besiktas’s last seven matches have produced nine goals
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Tottenham gained a 1-1 draw at Arsenal but they have won just one of their last six matches and Mauricio Pochettino tends to heavily rotate his squad for non-Premier League matches. That makes them vulnerable to a Besiktas side who have tasted defeat just once this season - 1-0 away to Arsenal in a tight Champions League playoff.

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