Wednesday January 25, 2012 Group Phase: Group A Finished Estadio de Bata

Equatorial Guinea 2 - 1 Senegal

  • Randy 62’
  • Alvarez 90’
  • Sow 90’

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  1. African Cup of Nations - Equatorial Guinea shock Senegal

    African Cup of Nations - Equatorial Guinea shock Senegal

    A last-gasp Kily screamer saw Equatorial Guinea shock Senegal 2-1 in their African Cup of Nations Group A match. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Equatorial Guinea
    • Senegal
    • - Crazy scenes here - to a man the EquatoGuinean players are in teers, weeping on the pitch. They can't believe it and, frankly, neither can I. Senegal were among the favourites - they have been poor, and they go home early.
    • 90+8 THE WHISTLE GOES! Equatorial Guinea beat Senegal to make the quarter finals of the African Cup of Nations and they are in tears! They can't believe it! A bunch of jobbing semi-pros, mostly from Spain with African heritage, and they are through - and Senegal are out!!
    • 90+7 Provided they hold on and win this Doe won't be missed as a one-match ban will not rule him out of the quarters - remember, a win and the hosts are through.
    • 90+6 Doe is sent off - a second yellow, I assume for time-wasting!
    • 90+5 Oh my word. Equatorial Guinea appear to have sealed their passage to the quarters and in some style - Kily got forward from right-back and it dropped to him 20 yards out and he just let rip with an incredible drive, especially given the conditions. Boom. Booked for getting his wabs out.
    • 90+4 What a tackle from Kamissoko to deny N'Diaye! Then Danilo gathers safely as a high ball causes problems. Now The hosts counter, Kily on the edge of the box AND WHAT A GOAL! KILY WITH A SCREAMER! WINNING IT AT THE DEATH!!!
    • 90+4 Juvenal's low ball in is cleared. N'Doye charges forward but N'Diaye gives it away. And Balboa counters, he's in down the left and he hammers a low driver past Coundoul but just wide!
    • 90+3 Kily on the right delays his cross as no-one is there so he buys the throw. Now they have a free-kick. Senegal boss Traore is going spare on the sidelines.
    • 90+2 Now Cisse on the right is in space, great cross for N'Daw but the flag is up as he collides with Danilo!
    • 90+1 Five minutes added time! Rui heads clear.
    • 90' JUST WIDE FROM N'DIAYE! He smacked in a super low drive from the edge of the box, inches past the post.
    • 89' GOAL SENEGAL! SOW DENIES THE HOSTS A WIN! He scrambled it in from close range after the hosts failed to clear their lines. Very lucky for Senegal, Rui's header hit a team-mate and fell to Cisse I think and it bounced to Sow, who finished from close range.
    • 89' N'Doye is clobbered by Ekedo to win a free-kick as Ekanga comes back on. Surprise.
    • 88' Hilarious on the replay - he was completely fine, looked about to see if he'd won the free-kick and when he realised he hadn't he launched into the most absurd roll. He is now stretchered off...
    • 87' Equatorial Guinea are able to hold on to the ball for a bit. Then Ekanga goes down and rolls about for good measure.
    • 86' They take an age over the corner but eventually poor from Randy, low and weak and cleared for a throw.
    • 85' Ekenga runs it into the corner and wins one to boot - cheered almost like a goal by the home fans.
    • 84' Sow chases a long ball in vain as it goes out for a goal kick.
    • 83' Ekanga with a great run off the ball and Balboa can put him clean through but it get stuck in the mud and Senegal clear! Senegal have everyone up front now, so can be torn apart on the break!
    • 82' Sow heads the corner down but Danilo gets down to hold on. Nervy times for the hosts...
    • 81' Flick on by Cisse to SOW WHO SHOOTS but deflected over! Corner. Rui with the block.
    • 80' A breather as an Equaguinean stays down injured - drinks all round. A sub set to some on - Fidjeu replaced by Ekedo, a fringe player at semi-pro Spanish team San Roque de Lepe.
    • 79' Fidjeu spots the run of Balboa, he's in acres of space but his legs give away and he just slips to the turf. Had he not been so tired he had the run of the penalty area!
    • 78' N'Doye on the run, he plays it in behind Kily but Cisse's low drive is well held by the keeper.
    • 77' N'Diaye's corner is punched away; back to the wide-man but again cleared.
    • 76' The ball spins across the penalty area after Equatorial Guinea fall asleep at a throw, but Niang's cut back finds no-one and hacked away! Corner!
    • 75' The hosts have everyone back and are looking for the long passes to Balboa, but he can't hold it up.
    • 74' N'Diaye gets forward and plays in a dangerous ball but as Niang flies in with markers either side he can only head wide!
    • 72' SENEGAL SUB: Veteran goal-scorer Niang on for Dia. The corner comes to nothing.
    • 71' WHAT A MISS! How did Cisse not score? N'Doye plays him in, a poor second touch but he can still score but from eight yards on the left side he opts to cut it back, blocked and back with him and he crosses and Rui heads behind! Corner!
    • 70' Balboa on the move as the hosst break but he loses control in the wet and Senegal can break. But Dia runs it out for a goal kick. Frantic!
    • 69' Sow on the edge of the box but there are red shirts everywhere and Juvenal clears.
    • 68' Swung into the Senegal box but Randy can't get his header in. Sow races away and almost feeds Cisse but Doe - who is fine after all - clears.
    • 67' Senegal are all over the place, the hosts almost in again but winning a free-kick.
    • 66' Doe is stretchered off after appearing to get his studs caught in the turf. For Senegal Sow comes on for Diame - brave attacking decision!
    • 65' Sorry it's Doe down, not Sipo. Saw the 15 on his shirt as a 16. Still in trouble...
    • 64' Sipo is down hurt after a tangle with Dia...
    • 63' They have taken the game to Senegal this half and my has it paid off - lovely diagonal run off the ball from the Las Palmas midfielder, but a brilliant cross from Randy on the right.
    • 62' GOAL EQUATORIAL GUINEA! INCREDIBLE! Kily with a superb cross from the right and Randy flies in with a power header past the keeper!!
    • 61' The hosts swarm forward again as Juvenal bundles in but Senegal scramble it clear.
    • 60' Free-kick on the right, Juvenal to take... great ball uin and Balboa flies in with the header but over! Equatorial Guinea taking the game to Senegal!
    • 59' SENEGAL SUB: The disappointing Ba comes off, N'Diaye on.
    • 58' Senegal counter but Ba is offside - by a mile - as Cisse plays him through.
    • 57' Balboa with a super ball in, Akanga is clean through and he can score but he cuts it back to a team-mate and it is rattled away by the covering Diame! Ball and man got stuck in the mud - Fidjeu could have scored.
    • 56' Good spell for the home side now, who are really showing themselves to have some spirit against all the odds. Senegal hemmed back in their own half now!
    • 55' Super run and shot by Balboa but the finish flies over! He gave Diaware a torrid time with his direct running.
    • 54' Poor short-corner and Dia breaks but he can't quite get the better of Rui. Goal kick.
    • 53' Good slide tackle from M'Bengue after a strong run down the right from full-back Kily (Alvarez on the team list). Corner.
    • 51' A look at the replay and N'Doye's header looks even worse - no-one near him, goal at mercy but he skewed it off his ear almost.
    • 50' Free-kick Senegal - N'Doye heads wide though, totally unmarked but a rotten header!
    • 49' Balboa almost plays Fidjeu through but the pass takes a bit too long and the striker is offside.
    • 48' Down the other end Cisse has a pop but he puts it wide from the edge of the box.
    • 47' Fidjeu has a pop from range but relatively easy for Coundoul. Decent effort from the home striker.
    • - EQU GUI SUB: Amia Ekanga has come on for for the hosts - he has played for Cameroon in a few friendlies too.
    • 46' The second half is underway!
    • - The groundstaff are working extra hard to sort the pitch out for the second half...
    • 45' HALF TIME... And there's the interval. Goalless at the break.
    • 44' Great turn from Fidjeu who gets into Senegal's area and dinks a cross to the near post, but Ndaw is alert and cuts it out.
    • 43' Intricate free-kick work from Senegal and it's Ba who finally gets the shot in, but he hammers it straight into the wall...
    • 42' Danilo collects a yellow card for picking up a backpass! Or mroe likely dissent... Free-kick for Senegal inside EG's area...
    • 41' Edging towards the break with the score still goalless.
    • 39' Bolado carries the ball forward as EG come on the counter, but his attempted through ball is cut out and Senegal come back at them.
    • 37' Ndoye heads over as Senegal force EG onto the backfoot again...
    • 36' Ba gives away a free-kick that, quite frankly, wasn't a free-kick!
    • 34' Just over ten minutes to half time and it's still all square...
    • 32' Ba heads wide from a corner as Ndaw fires in the delivery...
    • 30' SAVE! Danilo gets down to deny Ndaw who drills a shot in as Senegal pressure the EG defence! Great strike, and a fine save!
    • 29' EG hard done by as Bolado is given what looks to be an incorrect offside call...
    • 27' Ndaw whips in a cross for Senegal, and it's a decent delivery, but none of his team-mates can get near it.
    • 25' Senegal's Diawara defends magnificently, standing strong and tackling firmly to stop an EG attack in its tracks.
    • 24' EG pushing forward for a rare attack but Balboa's lofted ball forward is to no-one in particular...
    • 22' MISS! Great chance for Ba to give Senegal the lead, but he sidefoots Dia's lovely squared cross wide. Nice play from Dia, but the finish was poor!
    • 21' Nice through ball from Ndoye for Ba, but the striker stumbles and can't get it under control.
    • 20' The pitch is almost a joke. Kamisoko looks almost certain to receive a routine pass but the ball stops dead in a completely sodden patch of turf, and he's forced to fly in with a sliding tackle.
    • 19' Ba goes for goal from distance. His effort takes a deflection but doesn't trouble EG keeper Danilo.
    • 18' Ba gets a header on a Dia cross from the right, but it's just not powerful enough!
    • 16' Just to give you an idea of how wet the pitch is, a lovely slow motion replay of Dia turning showed the player's shorts falling down because they were so weighed down with water!
    • 15' SAVE BY DANILO! Great tip over the bar after a fantastic effort from Cisse, who takes the ball down on his chest and hooks an effort over the keeper. Smart stop!
    • 14' Mbengue's heart is in his mouth for a few moments as he cuts out a through ball, which trickles just past his own post for an EG corner...
    • 13' Great challenge from Doe who ploughs through Dia to cut a Senegal attack dead in its tracks.
    • 12' Ndoye cuts in off the left and fires a shot goalwards... It's deflected behind for a corner.
    • 10' Dia causing more problems down EG's left side as he skips a challenge but then runs into Kamisoko, who puts the ball out for a throw to Senegal.
    • 9' EG try and formulate something, patiently building, but Konate overcooks a pass forward.
    • 8' Good, strong run down the right from Diame but he overruns the ball and carries it over the byline.
    • 7' EG get a few touches strung together, then pump a long ball forward but Senegal 'keeper Coundoul gathers easily.
    • 5' Senegal just settling on the ball in these opening few minutes... Dia whips in a cross from the right which Cisse gets up for, but it's just nicked off his head! First real hint of danger in front of goal so far...
    • 3' Senegal having the early sniffs of goal. No efforts on target but Ba and Cisse both getting touches inside the Equatorial Guinea (EG hereafter!) area...
    • 2' Well, first observations are that the pitch is still sodden. The ball's getting stuck on the surface...
    • 1' KICK OFF! We are underway...
    • 20:13 Here we go then... All set for kick off. The pitch looks like it has improved a bit, but not too much...
    • 20:08 National anthems being played out now...
    • 20:00 Fifteen minutes before the scheduled kick off...
    • 19:15 Now it's a waiting game for the start of the match!
    • 19:12 Senegal have won just one of their last nine matches at Africa Cup of Nations tournaments.
    • 19:08 Some stats to keep you ticking over in the meantime...! No side attempted more shots overall (14) or shots on target (6) than Equatorial Guinea on matchday 1 of the African Cup of Nations...
    • 19:05 Scheduled kick off time for this game is now 8.15pm UK time. Stay with us in the event of there being any further updates...
    • 18:55 EQUATORIAL GUINEA: 1-Danilo; 3-David Alvarez, 4-Rui Fernando, 5-Fousseny Kamisoko, 15-Laurence Doe; 14-Ben Konate, 6-Juvenal Edjogo, 8-Iban Iyanga, 12-Thierry Fidjeu; 10-Ivan Bolado, 11-Javier Balboa...
    • 18:50 Team news is in at least! SENEGAL: 1-Bouna Coundoul; 3-Lamine Sane, 5-Souleymane Diawara, 6-Kader Mangane, 22-Cheikh Mbengue; 18-Guirane Ndaw, 10-Issiar Dia, 21-Mohamed Diame; 11- Dame Ndoye, 15-Papiss Demba Cisse, 19-Demba Ba...
    • 18:45 Libya and Zambia's game - currently being played - was delayed itself and that's had a knock-on effect in Bata, where the start of this game has also been pushed back later. Exact time of kick off is uncertain at the moment, but stay with us as we will be able to tell you as soon as we find out...
    • - Good evening and welcome to LIVE commentary of Equatorial Guinea v Senegal, which was due to kick off at 7pm UK time, but has been delayed due to heavy rain!
  • Summary

    • 90+6 Doe is sent off - a second yellow, I assume for time-wasting!
    • 90+4 What a tackle from Kamissoko to deny N'Diaye! Then Danilo gathers safely as a high ball causes problems. Now The hosts counter, Kily on the edge of the box AND WHAT A GOAL! KILY WITH A SCREAMER! WINNING IT AT THE DEATH!!!
    • 90+4 Juvenal's low ball in is cleared. N'Doye charges forward but N'Diaye gives it away. And Balboa counters, he's in down the left and he hammers a low driver past Coundoul but just wide!
    • 90' JUST WIDE FROM N'DIAYE! He smacked in a super low drive from the edge of the box, inches past the post.
    • 89' GOAL SENEGAL! SOW DENIES THE HOSTS A WIN! He scrambled it in from close range after the hosts failed to clear their lines. Very lucky for Senegal, Rui's header hit a team-mate and fell to Cisse I think and it bounced to Sow, who finished from close range.
    • 83' Ekanga with a great run off the ball and Balboa can put him clean through but it get stuck in the mud and Senegal clear! Senegal have everyone up front now, so can be torn apart on the break!
    • 81' Flick on by Cisse to SOW WHO SHOOTS but deflected over! Corner. Rui with the block.
    • 79' Fidjeu spots the run of Balboa, he's in acres of space but his legs give away and he just slips to the turf. Had he not been so tired he had the run of the penalty area!
    • 76' The ball spins across the penalty area after Equatorial Guinea fall asleep at a throw, but Niang's cut back finds no-one and hacked away! Corner!
    • 74' N'Diaye gets forward and plays in a dangerous ball but as Niang flies in with markers either side he can only head wide!
    • 71' WHAT A MISS! How did Cisse not score? N'Doye plays him in, a poor second touch but he can still score but from eight yards on the left side he opts to cut it back, blocked and back with him and he crosses and Rui heads behind! Corner!
    • 62' GOAL EQUATORIAL GUINEA! INCREDIBLE! Kily with a superb cross from the right and Randy flies in with a power header past the keeper!!
    • 60' Free-kick on the right, Juvenal to take... great ball uin and Balboa flies in with the header but over! Equatorial Guinea taking the game to Senegal!
    • 57' Balboa with a super ball in, Akanga is clean through and he can score but he cuts it back to a team-mate and it is rattled away by the covering Diame! Ball and man got stuck in the mud - Fidjeu could have scored.
    • 55' Super run and shot by Balboa but the finish flies over! He gave Diaware a torrid time with his direct running.
    • 50' Free-kick Senegal - N'Doye heads wide though, totally unmarked but a rotten header!
    • 30' SAVE! Danilo gets down to deny Ndaw who drills a shot in as Senegal pressure the EG defence! Great strike, and a fine save!
    • 22' MISS! Great chance for Ba to give Senegal the lead, but he sidefoots Dia's lovely squared cross wide. Nice play from Dia, but the finish was poor!
    • 15' SAVE BY DANILO! Great tip over the bar after a fantastic effort from Cisse, who takes the ball down on his chest and hooks an effort over the keeper. Smart stop!
    • 12' Ndoye cuts in off the left and fires a shot goalwards... It's deflected behind for a corner.
    • 19:05 Scheduled kick off time for this game is now 8.15pm UK time. Stay with us in the event of there being any further updates...

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Equatorial Guinea

    Manager: Gílson Paulo

  • Senegal

    Manager: Amara Traoré

  • Line-up

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      Goalkeeper
      Yellow Card 6.8 7
      Defenders
      Goal Yellow Card 7 8
      6.8 8
      Red Card 6.1 7
      7 7
      Midfielders
      7.1 7
      Substitution Out46′ 7 6
      7.6 7
      Goal Yellow Card 8.2 7
      Strikers
      Substitution Out81′ 7.6 7
      7.3 7
      Subs
      Substitution In81′ Yellow Card 6 6
      Substitution In46′ 6.6 6
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      2.5 6
      4.1 6
      3.5 5
      Midfielders
      5.2 6
      Substitution Out73′ 6.4 6
      Substitution Out66′ 4.8 7
      6.1 6
      Strikers
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      Substitution Out58′ 5.7 5
      Subs
      Substitution In73′ 5.6 7
      Substitution In58′ 3 6
      Substitution In66′ Goal 6.3 7

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