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Togo through to quarters after 1-1 draw

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Text by FRANCE 24

Latest update : 2013-01-30

Togo advanced to the quarters of the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time after a controversy-plagued 1-1 draw against Tunisia Wednesday. Elsewhere, Ivory Coast battled back from two goals down to draw 2-2 with already-eliminated Algeria.

Togo advanced to the quarter-finals of the African Cup of Nations for the first time at the expense of Tunisia after their controversy-filled match finished 1-1 on Wednesday.

South African referee Daniel Bennett was the focus of attention, awarding arguably the two softest penalties of the night to Tunisia and turning down several others for both teams.

Tunisia's Khaled Mouelhi converted the first spot kick but hit the upright with the second, a miss that ultimately cost his team a place in the quarterfinals.

Serge Gakpe scored the opener for Togo in the 13th minute, while Mouelhi's equalizer from the penalty spot came in the 30th.

Elsewhere tournament favourites and Group D winners Ivory Coast battled back from two goals down to draw 2-2 with already-eliminated Algeria who at least left the African Nations Cup with their pride restored.

All four goals came in a 16-minute spell in the second half with Algeria taking the lead in the 64th minute with substitute Sofiane Feghouli scoring two minutes after coming on for Ryad Boudebouz, who missed a penalty in the first half.

They doubled their lead six minutes later when Hilal Soudani thundered in a header after escaping his marker and meeting a long perfect cross from Feghouli wide on the right.

The Ivorians struck back in the 77th minute when Didier Drogba outjumped the defence to head home and equalised three minutes after that when a powerful shot from Wilfried Bony took a huge deflection off Algerian defender Djamel Mesbah.

Algeria lost their opening two games to Tunisia and Togo and were already eliminated while Ivory Coast boss Sabri Lamouchi rested nine players ahead of Sunday's quarter-final against Nigeria.

(FRANCE 24 with wires)

Date created : 2013-01-30

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