Ivory Coast defeated Saudi Arabia 2-1 men's Olympic football in a Group D match on Thursday.

Côte d'Ivoire took the lead 39 minutes in, as Abdulelah Al Amrin broke through on the left and put the 1 - 1 shot just beyond the reach of the outstretched keeper.

AC Milan's midfield steam train Franck Kessie hit the target after 66 minutes.

The most turbulent situation of the match was seen in the very last moments, when it was spilled - and badly.

Aboubacar Doumbia came in to finish the match.

Doumbia severely strangled Salman Al-Faraj.

From the pictures, the Saudi Arabian looks badly startled, after which he shortly spectacularly shortened to the surface of the field.

Doumbia was embarrassed once.

Photo: PHIL NOBLE / Reuters

Salman Al-Faraj was terrible.

Doumbia looks angry.

Photo: Yoshikazu Tsuno / AFP

The incident ended in a theatrical crash.

Photo: Yoshikazu Tsuno / AFP

Referee Matthew Conger had no choice but to pass 21-year-old Doumbia to the shower in a straight red.

Al-Farajin Conger, who was attacked, awarded a warning.

Doumbia was only five minutes away.

Matthew Conger and the red card.

Photo: Yoshikazu Tsuno / AFP

Ivory Coast will face Brazil, which won their opening match on Sunday.

Saudi Arabia will face Germany.