Eric Bailly missed the decision spot kick in the penalty shootout as Ivory Coast exited the Africa Cup of Nations at the hands of Egypt. The Manchester United defender attempted an audacious no look spot kick, but the Ivorian failed miserably as Egypt’s substitute goalkeeper, Mohammed Abou Gabaski, comfortably save his attempt. Bailly was shown a yellow card in the ninth minute for a wild swipe with former Red Devils assistant manager Carlos Quieroz’s said looking to start a counter attack.
Prior to the game, it was unclear whether the centre back would be fit enough to play after a head injury forced him out of the group decider against Algeria. However, the 27 year old was able to play but he was forced to wear a protective head guard. With the game finishing 0-0 at the end of extra time, a place in the quarter finals was settled by a penalty shootout.
Bailly stepped up to take the third spot kick but saw the Egyptian shot stopper guess the right way as Mohammed Salah sealed the win with the Pharaohs final spot kick securing a 5-4 victory.
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