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A Ghana fans before the game against Nigeria

Ghana 2-1 Nigeria: Ghana fans are in good spirits ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final match

Nigeria fans

Nigeria's supporters are also out in force for the big game against their arch-rivals at the Accra Sports Stadium

John Obi Mikel is challenged by Michael Essien

Nigeria midfielder John Obi Mikel (right) is challenged early on by his Chelsea team-mate Michael Essien

Yakubu is fouled

Nigeria are awarded a penalty 10 minutes before half-time when Everton striker Yakubu is fouled in the area

Yakubu celebrates his goal

Yakubu takes the spot-kick himself and fires it home to send the Nigerians into the lead

Ghana captain John Mensah is sent off

Ghana are reduced to 10 men when John Mensah is sent off for a professional foul on Osaze Odemwingie

Junior Agogo rips his shirt off in celebration after scoring Ghana's winner

But after Michael Essien levels just before half-time, Junior Agogo wins it for Ghana eight minutes from time

Junior Agogo celebrates Ghana's victory over Nigeria

The Nottingham Forest striker takes the plaudits as the Black Stars move on into the semi-finals

Ghana coach Claude LeRoy (left) embraces Nigeria boss Berti Vogts

The coaches embrace at the final whistle, but Nigeria's exit will increase the pressure on coach Berti Vogts (right)

An Ivory Coast fan dressed in full body paint with an elephant mask (right) stands next to a marginally more soberly-dressed Guinea supporter in a big hat

Ivory Coast 5-0 Guinea: Fans from both sides assemble in Sekondi - the Ivorians are known as the "Elephants", while Guinea are the "Syli Nationale"

Two children hold up a poster of Didier Drogba proclaiming "La Cote d'ivoire te dit merci" (translation: "The Ivory Coast thanks you")

No prizes for guessing who the Elephants' hero is - Chelsea striker Didier Drogba is their star player

Abdelkader Keita celebrates his opening goal for Ivory Coast with a somersault

Abdelkader Keita gives the Ivory Coast a first-half lead and celebrates with an acrobatic somersault

Didier Drogba fires the Ivory Coast's second goal past Guinea keeper Kemoko Camara

The Syli Nationale keep the score down to 1-0 until 70 minutes, when Drogba doubles the lead with a cool finish

Solomon Kalou (right) celebrates with Didier Drogba after scoring his second goal

Drogba links up well with his Chelsea team-mate Solomon Kalou (right), who scores twice as the Elephants take charge

Didier Drogba lifts Didier Zokora as the Ivory Coast celebrate their win

In the end, it is comfortable for the Ivorians against Guinea's young side as they run out 5-0 winners



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