Ivory Coast beat Russia in friendly
Jonathan Kodjia and Wilfried Zaha each scored a superb goal to help Ivory
Coast to a 2-0 friendly win over Russia in Krasnodar on Friday.
Aston Villa's Kodjia opened the scoring on the half-hour mark after holding
off a defender to reach a long pass and taking one touch before blasting
a shot into the far corner.
However, Crystal Palace's Zaha may have topped the first goal with his
own on 70 minutes. The former England striker received the ball 35 yards
from goal, then skipped past four defenders before scoring at the near
It was Zaha's second goal in six games for Ivory Coast after he decided
to switch international allegiances late last year.
espnfc.com, Mar 24,
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Russia 0-2 Cote d'Ivoire
March 24, 2017
Krasnodar. FC 'Krasnodar'
Referee: O. Hategan (Romania)
Russia: Akinfeev (c), Semenov, Poloz (Miranchuk, 80), Zobnin, Kudryashov,
Kutepov, Golovin (Gazinsky , 78), Zhirkov (D. Kombarov, 71), Samedov,
Erokhin, Bukharov (Kanunnikov 75)
Coach: Stanislav Cherchesov
Cote d'ivoire: Gbohouo, Kanon, Zaha, Doukoure, Kessie, Sio, Kodjia (Pepe,
89), Deli, Serey (c), Bailly, Bagayoko
Coach: Ibrahima Camara
Goals: Kodjia (29), Zaha (70)
Yellow cards: Serey (38), Kudryashov (61), Bailly (84)