Africa Cup of Nations - Group B
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Burundi 0-2 Guinea: Result means Guinea can still make Africa Cup of Nations last 16

Yattara
Yattara (left) scored his first goals at this year's tournament

Mohamed Yattara scored twice as Guinea beat 10-man Burundi 2-0 to keep alive their hopes of reaching the Africa Cup of Nations last 16.

Yattara swept in the opener from a corner before Christophe Nduwarugira was sent off for Burundi after committing a foul as the last man.

Yattara made the win safe in the second half with a composed strike.

Guinea must now wait to discover if they will progress as one of the best third-placed teams.

They finish the group stage with four points. The four third-placed sides with the best records will go through.

Madagascar's 2-0 win against Nigeria meant the Africa Cup of Nations debutants topped Group B with the Super Eagles progressing to the knockout stage as runners-up.

Analysis

BBC Africa's Robert Misigaro at the Al-Salam Stadium:

It's an important win for Guinea but not one that will win them much praise. They really should've done better against a fatigued 10-man Burundi team and their chances of qualifying are on thin ice.

Burundi will have a sense of what-could-have-been. They were always on the back foot after the red card; a moment that reduced the offender, Nduwarugira, to tears. But they can take positives from their first experience at AFCON - they have a young team and well-disciplined which should serve them well for the future.

Line-ups

Burundi

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Nahimana
  • 6NizigiyimanaBooked at 69mins
  • 14Ngandu
  • 19Nsabiyumva
  • 22NduwarugiraBooked at 12mins
  • 5Bigirimana
  • 4Kwizera
  • 12Shabani
  • 20MoustaphaSubstituted forDuhayindavyiat 16'minutesBooked at 76mins
  • 21AmissiSubstituted forAmissiat 57'minutes
  • 7Abdul RazakSubstituted forBerahinoat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Sabumukama
  • 3Kamsoba
  • 8Duhayindavyi
  • 9Mavugo
  • 10Nahimana
  • 13Ndikumana
  • 15Moussa
  • 16Nshimirimana
  • 17Amissi
  • 18Berahino
  • 23MacArthur

Guinea

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 12Koné
  • 18Dyrestam
  • 5Seka
  • 6Falette
  • 3SyllaBooked at 18mins
  • 13Cissé
  • 4Diawara
  • 2YattaraSubstituted forKantéat 79'minutes
  • 10KamanoSubstituted forBangouraat 63'minutes
  • 16Traoré
  • 21KabaSubstituted forCamaraat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Yattara
  • 7Camara
  • 8Keita
  • 9Kanté
  • 11Sylla
  • 14Sidibé
  • 15Jeanvier
  • 17Fofana
  • 19Koita
  • 20Bangoura
  • 22Keita
  • 23Camara
Referee:
Noureddine El Jaafari
Attendance:
5,753

Match Stats

Home TeamBurundiAway TeamGuinea
Possession
Home36%
Away64%
Shots
Home9
Away15
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home16
Away15

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Burundi 0, Guinea 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Burundi 0, Guinea 2.

  3. Post update

    Simon Falette (Guinea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Frederic Nsabiyumva (Burundi).

  5. Post update

    Mikael Dyrestam (Guinea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Cédric Amissi (Burundi).

  7. Post update

    Corner, Burundi. Conceded by Ernest Seka.

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Hussein Shabani (Burundi) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Saido Berahino.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mohamed Camara (Guinea) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ibrahima Traoré.

  10. Post update

    Mohamed Camara (Guinea) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Pierre Kwizera (Burundi).

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Guinea. Mohamed Camara replaces Sory Kaba.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. José Kanté (Guinea) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Lass following a fast break.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Guinea. José Kanté replaces Mohamed Yattara.

  15. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  16. Post update

    Delay in match (Guinea).

  17. Post update

    Ibrahima Traoré (Guinea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Cédric Amissi (Burundi).

  19. Booking

    Gaël Duhayindavyi (Burundi) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  20. Post update

    Mohamed Yattara (Guinea) wins a free kick on the right wing.

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Egypt33005059
2Uganda31113304
3DR Congo31024403
4Zimbabwe301216-51

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Madagascar32105237
2Nigeria32012206
3Guinea31114314
4Burundi300304-40

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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