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Last Updated: Tuesday, 29 January 2008, 21:34 GMT
Africa Cup of Nations photos

A Nigeria fan gets ready for the match in Sekondi

Nigeria 2-0 Benin: Fans of the Super Eagles know their side must beat the Squirrels to have any chance of progressing

Alain Gaspoz attempts to close down Ike Uche

Ike Uche looks to send a cross into Benin's penalty area as Nigeria search for an early goal to settle their nerves

Jon Mikel Obi tries to create an opening for Nigeria

Jon Mikel Obi is kept busy in midfield as Beri Vogts's side struggle to create any decent chances in the first half hour

Etuhu and Omotoyossi

Benin's Nigerian-born forward Razak Omotoyossi leaves Dickson Etuhu behind as he searches for the opening goal

Benin fans sing in Sekondi

With their team already out, Squirrels fans make the most of their day as their more illustrious neighbours struggle

Mikel puts Nigeria ahead

With Mali trailing at half-time, Nigeria move into a qualification position when Mikel heads them into a 53rd-minute lead

Yakubu celebrates his goal

Four minutes from time, Ayegbeni Yakubu calmly slots home a second to seal victory for Berti Vogts's side

Nigeria celebrate their win

With Mali going down 3-0, the Super Eagles' win earns them a blockbuster quarter-final tie against hosts Ghana on Sunday

A Mali fan in Accra

Ivory Coast 3-0 Mali: With the Elephants already through, a draw will be enough to keep Eagles supporters smiling

Yaya Toure wins the ball for Ivory Coast

Despite having little to play for, Ivory Coast look the more menacing during the early exchanges in Accra

Eboue and Traore contest possession

Dramane Traore attempts to force his way through at the other end but Emmanuel Eboue is on hand to clear

Drogba celebrates with the fans

Gerard Gili's charges score first when Yaya Toure finds Didier Drogba who beats Mahamadou Sidibe in the ninth minute

Didier Zokora and Kanoute go for a header

Worryingly for Jean-Francois Jodar, star striker Frederic Kanoute (right) looks sluggish in his pursuit of an equaliser

Zoro's header makes it 2-0

Moments after Nigeria take the lead in Sekondi, Marc Zoro makes it 2-0 to leave the Eagles needing to score to progress

Sissoko looks for a way through

Mohamed Sissoko adds more purpose to Mali's midfield but a further goal from Boubacar Sanogo sees them go out



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