The AFCON 2023 Hosts Ivory Coast have established their firm determination to do wonders after continously recording unbelievable results.
Nobody knew that the 65th minute of the match with DR Congo coud be a hallmark towards Ivory Coast’s journey to the finals.
The team fired themselves into the lead with the goal that could take them to their dreams.
Gradel made the cross and Haller reached to stroke a downward unusual volley which bounced down into the ground and up over Leopards goalkeeper Lionel Mpasi.
Ivory Coast had sacked Jean-Louis Gasset as boss before scraping through the group stage, and had needed late goals against both Senegal and Mali to progress to the last four.
The interim boss Emerse Fae now has a chance to guide the Elephants to a third continental title, adding to their triumphs in 1992 and 2015, when they face three-time winners Nigeria in Abidjan on Sunday (20:00 GMT).
DR Congo have been denied what they expected that could be a tear-wiper, a win which could give them hopes of resuscitation. The team lastly lifted the cup in 1974.