Result: Mali win Afcon shootout

Mali beat South Africa 3-1 on penalties to reach the Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals.

Mali beat South Africa 3-1 on penalties in Durban on Saturday night to progress to the Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals following a 1-1 draw after extra time.

South Africa's Tokelo Rantie scores a quarter-final goal against Mali on February 2, 2013© AP Photos

The match started brightly and Bernard Parker of South Africa had the first strike at goal, but his effort was blocked before Seydou Keita fired wide at the other end.

Tokelo Rantie and Parker were both unable to find a way through the Mali defence on 25 minutes but the former did finally break the deadlock.

Mali captain Seydou Keita scores a goal against South Africa on February 2, 2013© AP Photos

Rantie latched on to a Thuso Phala assist to give the hosts a 30th-minute lead.

In the 60th minute Mali were back on level terms as Keita got in front of his marker to head in the equaliser.

Mamadou Samassa then shot wide as Mali looked to finish the game in normal time.

In extra time South Africa looked the most likely to win, with May Mahlangu putting over a good chance.

However, despite another effort from Siphiwe Tshabalala going wide, the game went to penalties.

Penalty misses from Dean Furman, Mahlangu and Rantie saw the Malians run out 3-1 winners in the shootout as Cheick Tidiane Diabate, Adama Tamboura and Mahamane El Hadji Traore converted for Alain Giresse's side.

Morocco's Issam El Adoua heads a goal against South Africa on Janauary 27, 2013
Read Next:
Live Commentary: South Africa 2-2 Morocco - as it happened
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City23202167175062
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd23155348163250
3Liverpool23138254282647
4Chelsea23145441162547
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs23135546212544
6Arsenal23116641301139
7Burnley239771920-134
8Leicester CityLeicester238783432231
9Everton2376102538-1327
10Watford2375113342-926
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham2367102941-1225
12Crystal Palace2367102133-1225
13Bournemouth2366112435-1124
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2366111939-2024
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2365122131-1023
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2358101729-1223
17Southampton2349102334-1121
18Stoke CityStoke2355132350-2720
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom23310101830-1219
20Swansea CitySwansea2345141435-2117
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account