Last Updated: 03/02/13 4:54pm
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It's all over!!! Nigeria have eliminated the favourites and advance to the semi-finals where Mali lie in wait.
Free-kick for the Elephants in what is surely their last chance of the match, but the defence is resolute.
Just two minutes of added time remain for Nigeria to hold on to their lead and for Ivory Coast to salvage their tournament hopes.
Fantastic challenge by Efe Ambrose to deny Yaya Toure a certain goal, with the midfielder clean through.
The Nigerians will look to run the clock down and will certainly not be committing to many players forward as they try to defend their one goal advantage.
Brilliant goal from Mba who took the ball all of 60 yards before beating two defenders and firing over the helpless Barry, albeit via a wicked deflection off Souleymane Bamba.
A quarter of an hour left in this match with the prospect of extra-time fast becoming a reality, as the teams remain level at 1-1.
Moses is at the heart of everything good Nigeria are doing as his delicate flick releases Echiejile, only for the defender's effort to take a huge deflection and go out for a corner.
Scramble in the Ivory Coast goalmouth eventually results in Barry gratefully getting his hands on the loose ball.
Moses does well to create some space down the right, but then sends his cross out for a throw-in on the far side.
Eboue has picked up a knock and looks to be in a fair amount of pain as the stretcher is brought onto the field, but the defender hobbles off unassisted to receive further treatment.
The Elephants seem to be attacking at will, with Nigeria's defence struggling and having to make some last ditch challenges to keep themselves in the game
Victor Moses is seeing a lot of the ball at present and the Nigerians will look to him to unlock the opposition's defence.
Nigeria haven't shown up for the second half as of yet, and they will need to get a foothold in this game they are to avoid being eliminated by the Elephants.
Drogba's free-kick finds an unmarked Tiote at the far post, and the Newcastle man makes no mistake with his header. The Ivorians with the perfect response early in the second half.
Yellow card for Kalou for what the referee perceived as a dive from the Lille winger. Replays suggest there was definitely contact. Unlucky for the Ivorian.
The Elephants are on the attack immediately as a neat one two from Kalou and Drogba results in an opportunity for the former, but he skies his effort high over the crossbar.
Half-time in this quarter-final clash and a goal from Emmanuel Emenike is what separates the teams at present. Join us after the break for all the action from the second half.
Emenike smashed a shot goal-wards from Mikel's free-kick lay-off and Boubacar Barry's attempted save left much to desired as he flailed at the shot. He should definitely have done better, but take nothing away from the striker's effort, which was hit with tremendous power and accuracy.
Lovely interchange involving Yaya Toure and Tiene down the left looks promising, but the left-back ruins the chance with a wasteful cross that ends up going out for a throw-in.
Drogba shows great strength to create a chance for himself, but the ref sees an infringement and awards Nigeria a free-kick.
Gervinho brought down to give Ivory Coast a free kick which Yaya Toure delivers, but the defence stands tall and head the ball to safety.
Emenike wastes a glorious opportunity to put the Super Eagles in front. Brown Ideye teased the defence before sliding a great ball to the striker, who's effort went well wide with just the keeper to beat.
Unlucky for Kalou as he is almost sent through on goal, but his first touch let he down when he needed it most.
Miscommunication for the Ivorians as a long ball attempting find Gervinho goes out 20 yards where the Arsenal attacker was waiting.
From the resulting corner, Souleymane Bamba attempts a spectacular overhead kick which sails harmlessly over.
Drogba earns the first corner of the game after good work from Kalou to release the captain down the right.
The Super Eagles are definitely in the ascendancy after a hesitant start and will look to capitalise by scoring the opening goal.
Neither side has stamped their authority on this match yet, with no real opportunities being created.
Côte d'Ivoire: Barry, Eboue, Tiene, Bamba, Zokora, Romaric, Yaya Toure, Tiote, Gervinho, Kalou, Drogba
Why not make this even more interesting by heading over to our friends Sky Bet, who are offering 5/6 for an Ivory Coast win, while you can back the Nigerians at 17/5. A draw, meanwhile is at 12/5.
The Nigerians have no injury concerns and will be looking to Premier League stars such as John Obi Mikel and Victor Moses to steer them to victory.
In team news, the Ivorians welcome back their first-choice players into the staring eleven, which means the likes of Gervinho, Yaya Toure, Didier Zokora and Cheick Tiote will all feature for the tournament favourites.
Awaiting the victor of this encounter is Mali, who knocked hosts South Africa out of the tournament courtesy of a 3-1 penalty shootout victory on Saturday.
The Elephants finished top of Group D after coming back from two-goals down to earn a 2-2 draw against Algeria on Wednesday, while the Super Eagles finished runners-up to Burkina Faso in Group C with one win and two draws from their three games.