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Summary

  1. Ivory Coast win the Africa Cup of Nations
  2. Goalkeeper Barry scores dramatic winning penalty in shootout
  3. Goalless after 120 minutes
  4. GET INVOLVED: #bbcafcon2015

Live Reporting

By Saj Chowdhury

All times stated are UK

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IVORY COAST WIN THE CUP OF NATIONS

Well everybody, that is that for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations. Thank you for joining us over the past few weeks and for your contributions.

Bravo Côte d'Ivoire!

Steve Crossman

BBC Sport in Bata

"Herve Renard, having made history, having lifted two Afcon titles, is right in the melee there. What does that say about him? He has made a life for himself as one of the top coaches in African football."

IVORY COAST WIN THE CUP OF NATIONS

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure holds the trophy aloft - cue ticker tape and the squad jumping up and down on the platform. Now for the wideshot photo in front of a big board.

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Fissuh H Kelelom: This was the last chance for many of Ivory Coast first team members. Ghanians can still win next Afcon. They are Young team.

IVORY COAST WIN THE CUP OF NATIONS

Ivory Coast celebrate
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But Ivory Coast end 23 years of hurt. Look, they will surely be disappointed by their display over 120 minutes, but they hung on in there and defended well.

The trophy is about to be presented.

IVORY COAST WIN THE CUP OF NATIONS

Ghana's Andre Ayew is coach Avram Grant's 'John Terry' for 2015. He tries to console the teary forward as he goes up to collect his losers' medal.

It is now 33 years and counting for the Black Stars...

IVORY COAST WIN THE CUP OF NATIONS

Guess who got the player of the tournament award? Ghana's Christian Atsu.

Right at this moment, that's like discovering the kettle still works after the rest of the house has burned down.

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Thomas Dolfi: Boubacar 'Copa' Barry! It's his moment of glory & no-one else's! The veteran GK tucks away his pen to gain national hero status.

Boubacar Barry scores
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IVORY COAST WIN THE CUP OF NATIONS

Ghana's Andre Ayew is inconsolable. Meanwhile, Ivory Coast coach Herve Renard has ditched the white shirt and gone topless - we can see his pristine white undies though. I mean, really!!

Matthew Kenyon

BBC Sport in Bata

"Neither side deserved to win this final on the basis of a better performance than the other team. It was a very poor final really. Andre Ayew has been in tears after that wining penalty. A nice touch when I saw Renard go over and put an arm round Jordan Ayew, who he coached at Sochaux."

IVORY COAST WIN THE CUP OF NATIONS

Spare a thought for Avram Grant. Another loss in a final and another loss in a penalty shootout. It appeared it would be his and Ghana's day when Ivory Coast missed those early kicks, but alas, no.

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Tim Elgar: Poor old Ghana keeper. Epic penalty shoot out, congrats Ivory Coast

Michael Finnie: Ghana composed themselves amazingly and the amateur dramatics of CIV were a performance that cast a shadow on the fixture.

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Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker: And the winner for best penalty shoot-out is the #AFCON final. Congratulations to the Ivory Coast.

IVORY COAST WIN THE CUP OF NATIONS

Boubacar Barry, aged 35, who replaced regular injured keeper Sylvain Ghobouo for the final is the hero for The Elephants. After scoring he runs over to the track and once again collapses. But he's back up and has joined his Ivorian team-mates in celebration.

Ivory Coast win Africa Cup of Nations

Matthew Kenyon

BBC Sport in Bata

"It is a triumph for Ivory Coast boss Herve Renard who has developed this team with great skill. It is a bitter, bitter moment for Ghana, who are walking disconsolate."

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IVORY COAST WIN THE AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS

GOAL

Ivory Coast 9-8 Ghana

HE'S DONE IT! Boubacar Barry is the hero for Ivory Coast. He scores the winning penalty, after making a crucial save, by striking his effort high past Razak Braimah.

Barry is getting the special spray, but had got up and been kissed by Yaya Toure. What scenes!

MISSED PENALTY

Ivory Coast 8-8 Ghana

Ghana keeper Braimah steps up and... his kick is saved by Barry. Now Barry can't get up - again.

GOAL

Ivory Coast 8-8 Ghana

Serey Die, who looked a tad bit nervous, slots his effort in.

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Ivory Coast 7-8 Ghana

Is it goodnight John Boye? No. The Black Star scores, but Barry did get a hand to it.

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Ivory Coast 7-7 Ghana

Bailly, who's been on the floor a lot, has enough energy to slot his kick past Braimah. Good accuracy.

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Ivory Coast 6-7 Ghana

Rahman slides it past Barry. How are the nerves?

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Ivory Coast 6-6 Ghana

If anyone can Kanon can (I've used that already) - another cool effort high past Braimah.

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Ivory Coast 5-6 Ghana

Very cool from Afful - high past Barry, who went the wrong way.

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Ivory Coast 5-5 Ghana

Kolo Toure steps up and... scores with a bullet of a kick. That's his last kick in international football.

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Ivory Coast 4-5 Ghana

Badu just about sneaks it is. Barry got a hand to it. Not another 11-10?

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Ivory Coast 4-4 Ghana

A veteran in these situations, Kalou slots into the bottom corner.

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Ivory Coast 3-4 Ghana

Mensah passes this mental challenge and it's advantage Ghana in sudden death.

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Ivory Coast 3-3 Ghana

This could be it... and... Yaya Toure levels. He wasn't going to miss was he?

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Ivory Coast 2-3 Ghana

Andre Ayew slots his effort past Barry. Sends him the wrong way.

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Ivory Coast 2-2 Ghana

Absolutely leathers it. Doumbia smashes his spot-kick past Braimah. Ivory Coast keeper Barry appears to have cramp. What next?

MISSED PENALTY

Ivory Coast 1-2 Ghana

Ghana's Acheampong strikes his effort miles wide - it's turned in the space of a few kicks.

GOAL

Ivory Coast 1-2 Ghana

Serge Aurier comes across as a confident fellow and strikes his spot-kick high past Braimah.

MISSED PENALTY

Ivory Coast 0-2 Ghana

A lifeline for The Elephants. Barry dives to his right and saves from Acquah.

MISSED PENALTY

Ivory Coast 0-2 Ghana

It's all going Pete Tong for the Ivorians. Tallo strikes his effort horribly wide.

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Ivory Coast 0-2 Ghana

He didn't look confident on approach, but Jordan Ayew strokes his effort past Barry.

MISSED PENALTY

Ivory Coast 0-1 Ghana

Bony's effort crashes off the bar. Wow!

GOAL

Ivory Coast 0-1 Ghana

Mubarak fires past Barry. Cool as you like.

Ivory Coast 0-0 Ghana

Ghana's Mubarak will take the first penalty. Boubacar Barry is ready.