After drawing 0-0 with Cape Verde in overtime, they won 2-1 in a penalty shootout.
South Africa, which is trying to regain the top spot in the African Cup of Nations (Nations Cup) for the first time in 28 years, succeeded in advancing to the semifinals thanks to the goalkeeper’s ‘saving show’,
which blocked the opponent’s shots four times in the penalty shootout. 카지노사이트위키
South Africa won 2-1 in a penalty shootout after drawing 0-0 after 120 minutes of overtime in the quarterfinals of the 2023 Nations Cup against Cape Verde held in Yamoussoukro, Cote d’Ivoire on the 4th (Korean time).
With this victory, South Africa, the winner of the 1996 tournament,
advanced to the semifinals for the first time in 24 years since the 2000 tournament (3rd place) and came close to winning the championship for the first time in 28 years.
South Africa was a powerhouse, winning the championship for the first time in history in the 1996 competition,
finishing runner-up in 1998, and third in 2000,
but its best performance since then was advancing to the quarterfinals three times (2002, 2013, and 2019).
South Africa, which succeeded in advancing to the semifinals for the fourth time in history through this tournament,
will attempt to advance to the finals by facing Nigeria,
which defeated Angola 1-0 in the quarterfinals, on the morning of the 8th, Korean time.
On this day, the quarterfinals were fierce,
with both teams taking a whopping 41 shots (16 for South Africa, 25 for Cape Verde) until overtime, but it ended with a score of 0-0.
South Africa’s captain and goalkeeper Ronan Williams (32) made a brilliant save in the fateful penalty shootout.
In the penalty shootout, which started with Cape Verde taking the lead,
Williams succeeded in taking the lead by leaping forward to block the first kicker’s shot toward the left side of the goal.
Williams also blocked the second kicker’s shot that flew in the same direction,
and then threw away the third kicker’s shot aimed at the corner of the left goal post.
While Ronan Williams made three consecutive saves,
South Africa also missed successively with the second and third kickers after the first kicker,
keeping the penalty shootout score at 1-0.
Williams, who allowed the first goal to Cape Verde’s No. 4 kicker,
faced the final No. 5 kicker with South Africa’s No. 4 kicker scoring and taking a 2-1 lead.
Williams determined South Africa’s victory by hitting the opponent’s last kicker’s shot with his right hand.
Thanks to Williams’ ‘Hand of God’, which erased the shots of 4 of the opponent’s 5 kickers,
South Africa secured a ticket to the semifinals.
Meanwhile, the Democratic Republic of Congo advanced to the semifinals by beating Guinea 3-1, and the host country,
Côte d’Ivoire, also defeated Mali 2-1 in overtime to join the semifinals. 스포츠 토토사이트
The Nations Cup semifinals will be played between Côte d’Ivoire and Democratic Republic of Congo and between South Africa and Nigeria.