Germany VS Ivory Coast LIVE Football Match Score July 28/7/2021
The German team at the Olympic Games in Tokyo shows character. In the tournament’s first match, the Germans looked awful half an hour before losing to the Brazilians 0:3, but then managed to reduce the gap to the minimum, and the last goal was missed on 94 minutes when they went on the attack with all their might. In the second game, Stefan Kuntz’s side drew with Saudi Arabia when Amos Pieper got a red card for a foul, but that did not stop the Germans from scoring the winning goal when they were 3-2 down with a chance of qualifying.
Ivory Coast have produced another strong generation. Suppose the Orange stars of the past played in the last decade. In that case, when Salomon Kalou and Didier Drogba showed themselves in major international tournaments, the Elephants have new top-class players who have not refused to come to the Olympics. Such a powerful team, featuring Eric Bailly, Frank Kessie, Amad Diallo and other famous players, beat Saudi Arabia 2-1 in the first match. The second game managed to split points with the Brazilian team 0-0. However, the Brazilians played shorthanded almost all game. The main match of the tournament awaits the Ivorians, and whether they will qualify from the group or not will depend on it.
However, Felix Uduokhai, who was called up to the senior national team squad on a few occasions during the 2020-21 campaign without making his debut, scored a crucial 75th-minute winner to keep his side firmly in the race for a place in the knockout stages.
However, the African side will clearly be no pushovers, having beaten Saudi Arabia 2-1 before claiming an impressive 0-0 draw against Brazil on Sunday.
Admittedly, though, Ivory Coast hugely benefitted by Aston Villa man Douglas Luiz being controversially sent off after only 13 minutes, with VAR upgrading the on-field referee’s initial yellow card to a red one on the basis that the midfielder had denied Max Gradel a clear goalscoring opportunity.
With the likes of Richarlison and Matheus Cunha in attack, the Small Elephants still had to be on their guard in transition, with both sides ultimately settling for a point which keeps them in the driving seats in Group D.
Should the worst happen against Germany on Wednesday and Ivory Coast find themselves knocked out of the competition, though, there may be questions asked as to how they did not get the better of a side which had a one-man disadvantage for almost the entire match.