Africa Cup of Nations - Group B
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Afcon 2021: Senegal and Guinea on brink of last 16 after stalemate

Action in the match between Senegal and Guinea
Senegal finished as runners-up at the Nations Cup in 2019, while Guinea were beaten in the last 16

Senegal and Guinea moved closer to reaching the last 16 at the Africa Cup of Nations following a 0-0 draw.

The Guineans had the only real chance of the first half when Seny Dieng saved a low effort from Morgan Guilavogui.

Senegal grew into the Group B clash after the break as Abdou Diallo had a header tipped over and Bouna Sarr dragged a shot across goal and wide.

Both sides have four points after two games, which could see them progress as one of four best third-placed teams.

Senegal had needed a 97th-minute penalty to beat Zimbabwe in their opening game and Aliou Cisse's side, who are among the favourites for the title, put in another disjointed display in Bafoussam.

Cisse was without four first-choice players because of coronavirus, with goalkeeper Edouard Mendy and captain Kalidou Koilibaly yet to feature in Cameroon and defender Fode Ballo-Toure and midfielder Idrissa Gana Gueye testing positive after Monday's win over Zimbabwe.

The Teranga Lions lacked cohesion in attack and were careless in possession in the opening 45 minutes and Guinea should have broken the deadlock with a counter-attack on the half-hour mark when captain Naby Keita found space on the right and centred for Ilaix Moriba.

The teenager took a touch before teeing up Guilavogui, who saw his low shot clawed away by Dieng before alert defending from Saliou Ciss scrambled the rebound behind.

Senegal, Nations Cup runners-up in Egypt in 2019, were brighter and more purposeful in the second half but influential Liverpool forward Sadio Mane struggled to make an impact and Sarr's set-piece delivery was inconsistent.

Yet the 24-team format means both Senegal and Guinea should reach the knockout stages, barring upsets against Malawi and Zimbabwe respectively in their final group matches on Tuesday (both 16:00 GMT).

Line-ups

Senegal

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Dieng
  • 21Mbaye
  • 4Cissé
  • 22Diallo
  • 2Ciss
  • 25Loum
  • 8KouyatéBooked at 75mins
  • 20SarrSubstituted forKeitaat 90'minutes
  • 10Mané
  • 27ThiamSubstituted forDialloat 74'minutes
  • 9DiaSubstituted forLopyat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Mendy
  • 7Keita
  • 11Diallo
  • 13Lopy
  • 17Sarr
  • 19Diédhiou
  • 23Gomis
  • 24Name
  • 28Faty

Guinea

Formation 5-3-2

  • 1KeitaBooked at 83mins
  • 7Cissé
  • 5Sow
  • 13Camara
  • 4Conté
  • 3SyllaBooked at 80mins
  • 14Kourouma KouroumaSubstituted forContéat 66'minutes
  • 6DiawaraBooked at 49minsSubstituted forKonatéat 78'minutes
  • 8KeïtaBooked at 64mins
  • 11Bayo
  • 10GuilavoguiSubstituted forSyllaat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Sylla
  • 12Conté
  • 15Dyrestam
  • 17Kanté
  • 18Soumah
  • 19Kané
  • 21Kaba
  • 22Koné
  • 24Konaté
  • 25Diallo
  • 26Camara
  • 27Siby
Referee:
Bamlak Tessema Weyesa

Match Stats

Home TeamSenegalAway TeamGuinea
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home10
Away5
Shots on Target
Home2
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home14
Away26

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Senegal 0, Guinea 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Senegal 0, Guinea 0.

  3. Post update

    Ibrahima Sory Conté II (Guinea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Sadio Mané (Senegal).

  5. Post update

    Foul by Ibrahima Sory Conté I (Guinea).

  6. Post update

    Mamadou Loum (Senegal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Saïdou Sow (Guinea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Keita Baldé (Senegal).

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Senegal. Keita Baldé replaces Bouna Sarr.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Guinea. Morlaye Sylla replaces Morgan Guilavogui.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Habib Diallo (Senegal) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high following a set piece situation.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Ibrahima Cissé (Guinea).

  13. Post update

    Bouna Sarr (Senegal) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  14. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ibrahima Sory Conté I (Guinea) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

  15. Post update

    Naby Keïta (Guinea) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Saliou Ciss (Senegal).

  17. Post update

    Foul by Issiaga Sylla (Guinea).

  18. Post update

    Joseph Lopy (Senegal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Booking

    Aly Keita (Guinea) is shown the yellow card.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Bouna Sarr (Senegal) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cameroon22006246
2Burkina Faso21012203
3Cape Verde21011103
4Ethiopia200215-40

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Guinea21101014
2Senegal21101014
3Malawi21012203
4Zimbabwe200213-20

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Morocco22003036
2Gabon21102114
3Ghana201112-11
4Comoros200203-30

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Nigeria11001013
2Guinea-Bissau10100001
3Sudan10100001
4Egypt100101-10

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ivory Coast11001013
2Algeria10100001
3Sierra Leone10100001
4Equatorial Guinea100101-10

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Gambia11001013
2Mali11001013
3Mauritania100101-10
4Tunisia100101-10
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