Africa Cup of Nations - Group F
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Africa Cup of Nations: Benin keep last-16 chances alive with draw against Guinea-Bissau

Steve Mounie
Huddersfield Town striker Steve Mounie has scored six times in 14 appearances for Benin

Benin kept their chances of qualifying for the Africa Cup of Nations last 16 alive with a goalless draw against Guinea-Bissau in Ismailia, Egypt.

In a poor game, Benin's Huddersfield Town striker Steve Mounie came closest to scoring.

Guinea-Bissau's Jorginho took his side's only on-target shot of the match after 88 minutes.

Cameroon and Ghana also played out a goalless draw in Group F's other game on Saturday.

If Benin can beat reigning champions Cameroon on Tuesday (17:00 BST) they will advance into the knockouts.

Guinea-Bissau, who can also qualify if results go their way, end their group stage campaign against Ghana the same day.

Neither Benin, making their fourth appearance, nor Guinea-Bissau, making their second, have ever won a game at Afcon.

Analysis

Ben Sutherland, BBC World Service

The problems with a 24-team tournament were shown starkly on a day of three 0-0 draws in the Africa Cup of Nations - of which this was particularly poor.

With Ghana having only got a point against Cameroon, both sides were thinking that avoiding losing was a much higher priority than winning, owing to four of the six best third-placed finishers also going through.

The result? This turgid affair, in which there were only three shots on target all game.

Benin enjoyed the bulk of possession, and to be fair both sides weren't afraid to have a crack at goal every so often. But they did so with the lack of quality that went to show why neither team has ever won a match at Afcon.

Line-ups

Benin

  • 1Farnolle
  • 2Barazé
  • 3Adénon
  • 6Verdon
  • 11Imorou
  • 8AdeotiBooked at 38mins
  • 10PotéSubstituted forDjiglaat 90'minutes
  • 15D'AlmeidaSubstituted forSeibouat 65'minutes
  • 17Sessegnon
  • 14SoukouBooked at 60minsSubstituted forDossouat 64'minutes
  • 9Mounie

Substitutes

  • 4Anaane
  • 5Salomon
  • 7Djigla
  • 12Kiki
  • 13Adilehou
  • 16Allagbe
  • 18Seibou
  • 19Segbe Azankpo
  • 20Dossou
  • 21Kossi
  • 22Fassinou
  • 23Kakpo

Guinea-Bissau

  • 1Mendes
  • 21Chipela GomesBooked at 10mins
  • 14Soares
  • 4Djaló Tiratolay
  • 22Cande
  • 3Nogueira
  • 20Soriano Mane
  • 17BaldéSubstituted forBarbosa Intimaat 86'minutes
  • 10Tuncará GomesSubstituted forLamine Jaquitéat 70'minutes
  • 18Brito e SilvaSubstituted forBaldéat 90+2'minutes
  • 13Mendy

Substitutes

  • 2Cassamá
  • 5Brito e Silva
  • 6Soares Dabó
  • 7Mendes Lopes
  • 8Lamine Jaquité
  • 9Baldé
  • 11Barbosa Intima
  • 12Camara Dabó
  • 15Silva Sá
  • 16Moro Cassamã
  • 19Mendes
  • 23Vieira Cá
Referee:
Pacifique Ndabihawenimana
Attendance:
9,212

Match Stats

Home TeamBeninAway TeamGuinea-Bissau
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home16
Away11
Shots on Target
Home2
Away0
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home12
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Benin 0, Guinea-Bissau 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Benin 0, Guinea-Bissau 0.

Substitution

Substitution, Guinea-Bissau. Romário Baldé replaces Piqueti.

Attempt missed. Jodel Dossou (Benin) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Benin. David Djigla replaces Mickaël Poté.

Attempt missed. Jorginho (Guinea-Bissau) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Piqueti.

Attempt missed. Jaquité (Guinea-Bissau) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Piqueti.

Substitution

Substitution, Guinea-Bissau. Jorginho replaces Mama Baldé.

Attempt saved. Steve Mounie (Benin) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Seidou Barazé with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Mama Seibou (Benin) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Khaled Adénon (Benin) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Piqueti (Guinea-Bissau).

Corner, Benin. Conceded by Juary Soares.

Attempt missed. Steve Mounie (Benin) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jodel Dossou with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Benin. Conceded by Marcelo Djaló.

Mama Seibou (Benin) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Juary Soares (Guinea-Bissau).

Foul by Steve Mounie (Benin).

Juary Soares (Guinea-Bissau) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Steve Mounie (Benin) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Stéphane Sessegnon with a cross following a set piece situation.

Seidou Barazé (Benin) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mamadu Cande (Guinea-Bissau).

Foul by Mama Seibou (Benin).

Sori Mané (Guinea-Bissau) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Guinea-Bissau. Jaquité replaces Pelé.

Mama Seibou (Benin) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Bura (Guinea-Bissau).

Attempt blocked. Jodel Dossou (Benin) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Steve Mounie.

Substitution

Substitution, Benin. Mama Seibou replaces Sessi D'Almeida.

Foul by Steve Mounie (Benin).

Jonas Mendes (Guinea-Bissau) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Benin. Jodel Dossou replaces Cebio Soukou.

Corner, Benin. Conceded by Mama Baldé.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match because of an injury Sessi D'Almeida (Benin).

Attempt missed. Stéphane Sessegnon (Benin) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Sessi D'Almeida.

Booking

Cebio Soukou (Benin) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Cebio Soukou (Benin).

Bura (Guinea-Bissau) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Pelé (Guinea-Bissau) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

goal

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Egypt22003036
2Uganda21103124
3Zimbabwe201112-11
4DR Congo200204-40

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Nigeria22002026
2Madagascar21103214
3Guinea201123-11
4Burundi200202-20

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Algeria22003036
2Senegal21012113
3Kenya210134-13
4Tanzania200225-30

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Morocco22002026
2Ivory Coast21011103
3South Africa21011103
4Namibia200202-20

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Mali21105234
2Tunisia20202202
3Angola20201102
4Mauritania201114-31

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cameroon21102024
2Benin20202202
3Ghana20202202
4Guinea-Bissau201102-21
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