The winning goal for the Taranga Lions was all Gervinho in the 44th minute. The Arsenal winger robbed the ball well behind the half line, and then turned on the burners to blow past the Malian defense down the left channel, cutting in for a superb finish.
Arsenal cannot wait to have him back. The Ox and the Forehead churning up the flanks. The Ivory Coast now face Zambia this Sunday in the finals.