Algeria's Adam Ounas

These nations have met a total of seven times so far at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals.

Wilfried Zaha – Ivory Coast

Though the Ivory Coast have an all-time edge, two H2H meetings at the quarter-final stage of AFCON have (if including extra-time) yielded a win apiece.

January 2010 remains the last time an Ivory Coast team failed to win an AFCON finals match after scoring first, with the ‘Elephants’ winning their last 13 games in that category.

Going back to Jan 2012, over half (14) of the Ivory Coast’s 27 goals scored within that sequence arrived beyond the hour mark.

Algeria are also masters of holding out after scoring first, doing so with a clean sheet in every match of this AFCON tournament’s finals.

However, only the most recent of those victories (3-0 v Guinea) saw them win both halves.

The two teams’ respective historic quarter-finals performances are contrasting. Starting with AFCON 2008 (held in Ghana) teams representing the Ivory Coast have negotiated the quarter-finals in every other tournament.

Algeria’s Ounas celebrates

Algeria, meanwhile, have only prevailed in the quarter-finals once (in 2010) since winning AFCON as hosts in 1990.

Players to watch: Each of the Ivory Coast’s last three goals have arrived beyond the 75th minute, with Wilfried Zaha scoring two of them.

Adam Ounas has been Algeria’s final goalscorer in his last two matches, netting said ‘final’ goals inside the last 15 minutes of either half.