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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Hannover v Stuttgart

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  • Hannover have kept one clean sheet in their last 17 matches
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Stuttgart have improved considerably since Huub Stevens took over and they can continue to kick clear of relegation trouble with a positive result at Hannover. Stuttgart have played seven games under Stevens and lost just twice with one of those coming against Borussia Dortmund when they were reduced to ten men.

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