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

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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

  • 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

  • 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

Match ends, Burundi 0, Guinea 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Burundi 0, Guinea 2.

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

Foul by Frederic Nsabiyumva (Burundi).

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

Foul by Cédric Amissi (Burundi).

Corner, Burundi. Conceded by Ernest Seka.

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

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

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

Foul by Pierre Kwizera (Burundi).

Substitution

Substitution, Guinea. Mohamed Camara replaces Sory Kaba.

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.

Substitution

Substitution, Guinea. José Kanté replaces Mohamed Yattara.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match (Guinea).

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

Foul by Cédric Amissi (Burundi).

Booking

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

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

Foul by Gaël Duhayindavyi (Burundi).

Hand ball by Mohamed Yattara (Guinea).

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

Foul by Saido Berahino (Burundi).

Foul by Lass (Guinea).

Cédric Amissi (Burundi) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match because of an injury Amadou Diawara (Guinea).

Booking

Karim Nizigiyimana (Burundi) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Corner, Guinea. Conceded by Frederic Nsabiyumva.

Substitution

Substitution, Burundi. Saido Berahino replaces Fiston Abdul Razak.

Foul by Lass (Guinea).

Karim Nizigiyimana (Burundi) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Cédric Amissi (Burundi) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Karim Nizigiyimana.

Corner, Guinea. Conceded by Omar Ngandu.

Hand ball by Lass (Guinea).

Attempt blocked. Mohamed Yattara (Guinea) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Simon Falette.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Guinea. Lass replaces François Kamano.

Delay in match because of an injury Jonathan Nahimana (Burundi).

goal

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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