Last Updated: 26/01/13 4:52pm
Well, I hope you've enjoyed it as much as I have. I'm Ryan Gordon wishing you a great rest of your weekend. Cheers all!
And that's it! Cote d'Ivoire all but secured their place in the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals with a comfortable victory over Tunisia, whose hopes now hang on by a thread.
Tunisia must know their tournament is all but over, but they have a corner here now and it very nearly gets headed into the back of the net, but Youssef Msakni heads straight down into the ground and the keeper eventually brings the ball under control.
He's barely been on the field a matter of seconds, but Didier Ya Konan gets Ivory Coasts third with a smart, low finish past the goalkeeper from the edge of the area. Meanwhile, there will be four minutes of injury time added on here at the end of the half.
Ivory Coast now make their last change of the afternoon, with Didier Ya Konan coming on for N'Dri Romaric.
Game, set and match for the Ivory Coast. It's Africa's Player of the Year Yaya Toure who does the damage, trotting through on goal before unleashing a blistering shot which leaves the goalkeeper no chance. Simply sublime from the Manchester City man, and the Elephants can almost taste the quarter-finals.
Saber Khelifa looks destined to level the scores as he runs in behind the defence to get on the end of a ball into the box completely unmarked, but he fires his volley straight at the goalkeeper who gets gloves on the ball at the second attempt.
Youssef Msakni is down and looks to be in a really bad way after being caught on the ankle. He's able to get to his feet though and limps off to the sidelines, which is at least promising for the coach.
Around 10 minutes remaining here and another change for Cote d'Ivoire now as Salomon Kalou is taken off for Max Gradel
The player is eventually escorted off the field for more treatment, and Ivory Coast can take their free-kick. It's played short and backwards before being hoofed up field, but it's straight to the defenders who can now launch their own attack.
There will be a break in play now as Emmanuel Eboue needs to receive some treatment after being brought down in an awkward challenge.
The last few minutes have seen Tunisia keep the ball in the opposition third, with plenty of deliveries coming into the Ivory Coast area, but the frontmen haven't looked dangerous in the air and the defenders can easily clear their lines when called upon.
Tunisia work their best chance of the half with some neat passing around the area, but Hamdi Harbaoui's eventual strike is quickly closed down and the chance goes begging.
Drogba thinks he's through now after running in behind the defence, but the linesman's flag is up once more for off-side, and again replays show the decision to be slightly dodgy as the former Chelsea man looked level with the last defender. Another let-off for the Tunisians.
After playing the ball around in their own half to help eat down the time, the Ivorians give away possession with an aimless ball that flies straight out for touch.
A rare bit of mis-control from Drogba now as he finds himself unmarked in the area and on the end of Gervinho's delivery, but the ball appears to merely strike his leg and the defenders are able to pounce on the loose ball.
Drogba gets his first couple of touches down the wing, and although the ball's eventually nipped off his for a throw, the Elephants faithful still appreciate every touch the forward makes.
And now the change all the Ivory Coast fans have been waiting for as legend Didier Drogba takes to the field, replacing Lacina Traore.
Really good defending now as Aymen Abdennour tracks the run of Lacina Traore to just get ahead of the striker inside the area to win back possession.
Tunisia boss Sami Trabelsi is cutting a frustrated figure on the sidelines as he looks to get his message across to his players. They have another corner to attack from now though, but a strong defensive header from Zakoro alleviates any mounting pressure.
The ball is being played from one end of the field to the other, although there's little intent in the deliveries as the game hits a barren spell in the respective final thirds.
Ivory Coast have the ball in the back of the net as Salmon Kalou smashes home Gervinho's lay-off, but it won't count as the linesman had raised his flag for off-side. It didn't look like the Arsenal man had strayed, and replays show he was clearly on when the ball had been played. Let off for the Tunisians.
Another chance for the North Africans now as a ball to the far-post finds Saber Khelifa running in, but he almost turns his back on the ball and unsurprisingly sends his header well wide.
A chance now for Tunisia to get a decent delivery into the area with a free-kick from 20-yards out, but they can't make the most of it as Youssef Msakni gets his volley all wrong and sends the ball spinning out for a throw.
The ball is getting stuck down in the midfield now as both sides seem to be lacking in attack, although the crowd suddenly come to life as Ivory Coast send Didier Drogba to start warming up on the sidelines.
Chance for Tunisia now as Saber Khelifa gets sight of goal, but he can't direct his shot and rolls the ball just the wrong side of the up-right.
Lacina Traore gets into a great position to make it 2-0 after beating the off-side trap to find himself with acres of space in the area, but he almost didn't expect the ball to come through to him and ultimately bounces out off his head.
Tunisia showing the same intent they started the first-half with, pushing the ball around nicely but on this occasion running the ball out of play.
And here we go again for the second-half! One change at the break to tell you about, with Morocco bringing on Oussama Darragui for Fakhereddine Ben Youssef.
With Cote d'Ivoire now leading 1-0, Sky Bet have the Elephants at 1/6 to hold out for the win, while Tunisia are huge outsiders now at 20/1 to turn this one around.
The referee brings the first-half to a close with Ivory Coast leading Tunisia 1-0. The North Africans are probably lucky it's only a one-goal deficit, although they have had their chances. Join me after the break for the second half here in Phokeng.
The fourth official raises the board and shows there will be just the one minute of injury time added on. Meanwhile, Emmanuel Eboue lets fly from a really tight angle following a nice one-two, but the ful-back is way off target and doesn't come close to troubling the keeper.
They spring into life with a cross into the area now which just goes over the head of Yaya Toure, while moments later the Ivory Coast players are screaming for a penalty after the ball appears to hit the arm of Khalil Chemmam, but the referee adjudges the players hand to have been by his side and no spot-kick is given.
The Elephants seem happy to take their one-goal lead into the break as they slow down play by holding the ball up in the middle of the field. They do eventually push forward, but Lacina Traore slows it down again after taking the ball to the corner and winning his side a throw.
Five minutes plus any stoppages remaining in the first-half, and although Tunisia have come more into the game towards the end of the period, it's really been all Ivory Coast in attack, while they've got the one goal to show for their hard work.
Tunisia enjoy a decent spell with the ball now, with Youssef Msakni trying to make a nuisance of himself on the edge of the area, but he just can't quite work a shooting opportunity and his attempted lay-off to the edge of the box is intercepted.
A rare break from Tunisia now as they fly down the field in a counter, but a quite wonderful stretch from Cheick Tiote prevents the ball from finding an unmarked Saber Khelifa.
Worrying signs for Tunisia now as Aymen Abdennour stays down after getting a block in on Yaya Toure's shot, with the defender apparently going down awkwardly.
Tunisia have a free-kick in a promising area after Sol Bamba brings down Saber Khelifa, with the referee deciding the tackle was worthy of the game's first booking.
Tunisia really need to put a foot on the ball here as their opening three minutes of possession now seem an age ago, with Cote d'Ivoire having been very selfish with the ball this afternoon.
Salomon Kalou does really well to break in from out wide before dropping his shoulder to lose his marker, but instead of having a shot he tries to slip the ball behind for one of his team-mates, but they're not on the same wave length and the ball rolls out for a goal-kick.
No let up from the Elephants now, with goalkeeper and defender needing to combine to prevent Kalou from running clean through on goal.
That goal has been coming. A few moments before, Gervinho had laid Traore in behind the defence, with only a brilliant save from Moez Ben Cherifia denying him the opener, but the keeper couldn't do anything about the next attempt, which Gervinho lashes home after being played into the area by a fanciful back-heel.
The Elephants are seeing more and more of the ball as this game goes on, and the Tunisians give away possession right on the edge of their own area, with a cross into the area then being cushioned down for Kalou, but after finding himself in a perfect position to score, he can only blaze his shot over the bar from a few yards out. Really poor miss if you ask me.
The Elephants attack again, this time from a corner, but Lacina Traore can't direct his header and sends the ball well over the crossbar.
Ivory Coast should probably be ahead now as N'Dri Romaric times his run perfectly to get on the end of a ball over the top, but he directs his header just wide of the post after finding hmself completely unmarked and one-on-one with the keeper.
Gervinho and Traore once more come closely to a deadly link-up, but Aymen Abdennour does superbly to just get across the forward to win possession, and then a free-kick for a shove in the back.
Boubacar Barry then sends the Elephants on their way after bowling the ball to Gervinho, who shows bags of pace to break into the area before looking to play in Lacina Traore, but the pass is just in front of the striker who can't make any contact as the ball rolls out for a goal-kick.
Another corner for the Tunisians as Youssef Msakni pushes forward down the wing. The set-piece is played short before being launched to the far-post, but the header back into the mix is straight at the goalkeeper who takes control.
Didier Zokora has a pop at goal from a good 25-yards out, but the goalkeeper watches it all the way and makes an easy save in the end.
Early corner for Tunisia now as a cross is played out off Cheick Tiote. Youssef Msakni tries to get on the end of this one, but Lacina Traore does enough to put him off as he heads behind for a goal-kick.
The Elephants do finally create their own attack as Gervinho picks up the ball in the centre of the opposition half, but he falls as he looks to turn at goal and loses possession too easily.
The ball has remained largely in the Ivory Coast's half as Tunisia push right from the off, although there's not too much threat in the side's play as the players look to get a few early touches in.
And here come the two sets of players out into a glorious evening here at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium, on the outskirts of Rustenburg, and we'll start the pre-match formalities with the Ivory Coast national anthem...
We're less than 10 minutes away from the kick-off now, with both sets of fans in fine voice and ready to see their sides make the most of the opportunity they have after each winning their opening Group D matches.
Tunisia, meanwhile, make two changes from the side that beat Algeria, with Anis Boussaidi and Fakhreddine Ben Youssef coming in for Jemaaand Walid Hichri.
So, the big surprise for Ivory Coast is omission of Didier Drogba from the starting line-up as coach Sabri Lamouchi makes four changes to the team.
Cote d'Ivoire: Barry, Romaric, Tiene, Eboue, Bamba, Zokora, Tiote, Kalou, Y Toure, Gervinho, Lacina Traore
Tunisia: Ben Cherifa, Ifa, Chammam, Abdennour, Hammami, Traoui, Mouelhi, Msakni, Khelifa, Boussaidi, Ben Youssef
The team sheets have just come across my desk, but first here's your chance to get involved by mailing your thoughts or predictions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plenty at stake then, but how about sweetening the pot by visiting our friends at Sky Bet, who have the Ivory Coast at 8/15 to take the points today, while a Tunisia victory will get you 6/1.
Victory at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium should, then, all but wrap up a spot in the quarter-finals, with pointless Togo and Algeria clashing in the day's later match at the same venue.
Today's tie should have massive permutations for the rest of the group stage, with both the Elephants and the Eagles of Carthage having claimed maximum points in their respective openers.