Wednesday February 1, 2012 Group Stage: Group D Finished Stade de Franceville

Ghana 1 - 1 Guinea

  • Agyemang Badu 28’
  • Camara 45’

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  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Ghana
    • Guinea
    • 90+5 The five minutes are up and it's 1-1 - Ghana top the group, Guinea are out, Mali through.
    • 90+4 Good cross from Takyi but Tagoe heads high and wide. Decent chance that!
    • 90+3 Boye goes down as his keeper claims a high ball. He's been okay.
    • 90+2 Asamoah curls the free-kick in but straight at Yattara.
    • 90+1 Another booking for Guinea for a foul by the other Bah on the edge of the box...
    • 90' Five minutes added time signalled.
    • 89' Clear trip on Alhassan by Balde. Mali-Botswana in stoppage time, still 2-1 Mali....
    • 88' Camara puts in the corner but the sub Tagoe clears easily for a throw near halfway.
    • 87' GHANA SUB: Ayew comes off for Takyi.
    • 85' Camara swings in a free-kick which yields a corner. That is cleared though and Guinea have to go all the way back to Yattara.
    • 84' A bouncing ball almost catches Yattara out but it sails over. Just.
    • 83' Vorsah is down hurt after being taken out when Yattara punched the ball.
    • 82' Corner to Ghana on the left... Swung in by Badu but headed clear.
    • 80' A Guinea attack breaks down as a miscontrolled, weak cross from Bangoura lands for Larsen.
    • 78' There will be around five or six added minutes in this match I would say.
    • 77' GHANA SUB: Annan comes off for Boateng. Still delayed as Yattara gets treated. He's up now and restarts play.
    • 76' GHANA SUB: Tagoe on for Gyan. Keeper Larsen still receiving treatment on the pitch; GUINEA SUB: Balde (Habib) on for Feindouno.
    • 75' I'm not saying much as there is yet another delay after an 'injury'. This could drag on for some time...
    • - Kofi - oh right. I'm not listening to those guys. I agree with you though.
    • 74' This time Yattara claims the corner well enough.
    • 73' Ayew swings over a corner that Yattara has to push behind for a second one. He claims it had already curled out. Corner anyway.
    • 72' Mali have scored another - ringer Seydou Keita makes it 2-1. That would render this game somewhat academic.
    • 71' Pantsil is carried off on a stretcher. Sure he'll be okay for the quarters, if not back in a jiffy.
    • 70' It was for a cynical trip on Pantsil and he's really angry as he stomps off down the tunnel.
    • 69' Second yellow card for Bah! Already booked, he clobbers Pantsil and he is off. Oh dear.
    • 68' Guinea come forward again but Pantsil does his job to clear from Traore.
    • 67' Diallo tries to dance into the Ghana box but Pantsil clears. This is better from Guinea.
    • 66' Yattara almost plays it straight to Gyan but just beyond him! The former Sunderland striker goes down, over-stretching.
    • 65' A succession of throws for Guinea on their left. Cleared all the way back and with the keeper.
    • 64' Ghana are doing a good job of killing the tempo of this game, but Guinea have enough about them to snatch something. Still 1-1 in the other game...
    • 62' Play, which has become very bitty, finally resumes.
    • 61' Another injury, or break in play at any rate, as both sides take a breather.
    • - OK, so the deaths and pitch invasion was in Port Said; Cairo international stadium IS on fire but in a separate incident during Zamalek's match.
    • 60' A surprise low ball in is flicked by Zayatte, miskicked by a defender but hooked away to safety. Traore puts the second in longer, but Diallo hacks his shot miles wide.
    • 59' Guinea on the charge, Feindouno finding Camara who wins a corner off Pantsil.
    • - I'm now told the Egypt incident was in Port Said, not Cairo. Conflicting reports online. Death toll in 50s.
    • 58' Traore on the right but he loses his footing and the ball spins out for a goal kick.
    • 57' Punched clear by Larsen, Bah has it though and knocks it across but Ghana scramble clear.
    • 56' Vorsah limps off with what looks like a leg problem. Corner to Guinea...
    • 55' Another injury delay now as a Guinea player gets some sponging on a head knock... Also Vorsah is down for Ghana...
    • 54' Larsen is getting a bit of treatment but he's okay.
    • 53' A delay due to an injury to Larsen after that incident.
    • 52' Bangoura is in and he could score a second for Guinea but a fine stop by Larsen!!
    • 51' Another goal in Botswana-Mali - bad news for Guinea, as Mali have levelled.
    • 50' Bah was indeed booked and he would miss the quarter-finals.
    • 49' Free-kick to Ghana on the right now. I think a card was shown to Bah. Am processing some terrible news though - 39 have been killed in a riot and stampede after Ahly-Masry in Cairo. Reports that Cairo International Stadium is on fire too.
    • 48' Well, I'm not sure if Guinea know what has happened but there is a ripple in the crowd in the stadium! If it stays like this, Guinea go through!!
    • 47' News of a goal in the other game - and amazing news for Guinea! Botswana have scored!
    • 46' The second half is underway.
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    • - Ninjsa: Goal difference does not come into play unless the teams are equal on head-to-head; Mali beat Guinea, so are ahead on head-to-head.
    • - Kofi - am very confused by your comment. I never said or implied Badu did not mean to flick the ball up for his goal. It was a work of genius.
    • 45+3 Half-time and 1-1, two cracking if very different goals. This means Guinea are still third on head-to-head but if they score again - and if it stays goalless between Mali and Botswana - we could be in for a super finish!
    • 45+2 ANOTHER SPECTACULAR GOAL! Not sure Camara meant it though, a cross-cum-shot that sails over Larsen and in. Ghana concede for the first time this tournament! Freak goal!
    • 45+1 Two minutes added time being played.
    • 45' Gyan gets the ball wide right, he flicks it in and drills a low shot near post but side netting! May have clipped the post...
    • 44' Balde with a powerful header clear. Ayew wins a free-kick on the right though.
    • 43' Alhassan goes down but he tripped over his own shoes and gets nothing.
    • 42' Camara takes down a high ball brilliantly, he's past Pantsil but the shot is scuffed into Larsen's arms.
    • 41' JUST WIDE BY INKOOM! Causing havoc with Gyan as Guinea fall apart defensively with Balde and Zayatte unable to clear their lines, Gyan on the ground knocks it back in and Inkoom can only put it wide.
    • 40' Gyan flicks it over Zayatte and nutmegs him too, he's in and goes down but no foul says the ref!
    • 39' A delay with a player down injured.... Ayew's shoulder popped out but Badu popped it back in.
    • 38' This Traore corner is punched well clear though and Ghana have a free-kick on halfway.
    • 37' The keeper pushes the corner away, another flick comes in from Bangoura and he palms it over for another corner on the right.
    • 36' Play restarts as Traore has a pop after cutting back from the right, Inkoom tracking back to block. Corner.
    • 35' Ayew has some ice on his head and should be okay. Ivory Coast became the first team to qualify from a CAN group without conceding, and Ghana are on track to be the second.
    • 34' Ayew is still down hurt. Elbow, but not deliberate as both went for the header.
    • 33' Ayew is down hurt. Worrying for Ghana. A collision with Zayatte.
    • 32' Free-kick to Ghana on the right, curled in by Badu but over Inkoom's head and out for a goal kick.
    • 31' The flag goes up as Diallo challenges Vorsah. Not sure if for an offside or foul but Ghana have a free-kick.
    • 30' Bah on the right finds Bangoura but he can't do anything with it and out for a goal kick.
    • 29' Ghana have another free-kick, on the right, Pantsil to take. Guinea clear though and launch a counter...
    • 28' Guinea had been doing rather well too, they'd had the better of the opening stages. But with class like that you can see why these lads are favourites, and how they got to the quarters of the World Cup.
    • 27' WHAT A GOAL! Ghana take the lead with a screamer! Badu with a thumping volley from a corner! Wow! It was taken short, he flicked it up and just smacked the goal of the tournament into the top left. Boom!
    • 26' Traore has the ball in the back of the net after a great pass from Feindouno, and a lovely finish under Larsen, but he was half a yard off. Good call from the lino.
    • 25' Zayatte is hurt after sliding in during that incicdent. Just a bit dazed, the former Hull man now playing in Turkey with Istanbul.
    • 24' Gyan is sent through after a super run down the left by Asamoah but he strays a yard offside. Lazy.
    • 23' Camara again takes on Pantsil but good defending from Boye once more to clear.
    • 22' Feindouno doesn't retreat and has dissented his way into the book.
    • 21' Oddly a throw is given but it's Ghana's ball so same result. Alhassan lobs it down the line, Diallo clears and Badu is fouled. Scrappy.
    • 20' Feindouno takes a more direct corner this time but Ghana clear. Pantsil runs away with it and is chopped down by Bah.
    • 19' Bangoura with a superb cross but Boye does well to hack behind for a corner - that just fizzed across the six-yard box!
    • 18' Diallo on the left finds Camara, he takes on Pantsil and wins a corner.
    • 16' The short option does not yield anything for Ghana, a bit of a lull now after a decent start.
    • 15' High boot from Feindouno on Badu so Ghana have a free-kick. Taken short.
    • 13' Feindouno takes it short and the net result is just as poor as his earlier cross. Out for a throw now on the left wing.
    • 12' More positive play from Guinea as they win a corner on the left.
    • 12' The replay shows Larsen did NOT get the ball at all, half pulling out and catching Traore with his feet! Should have been a penalty!
    • 11' Shout for a penalty after Larsen rushes out and takes down Traore but play on says the ref! A diagonal ball sent Traore clean through with Ghana split for once, but the ref said he got the ball.
    • 10' Balde and Bah get a bit confused under pressure but clear upfield. Gyan with a clever diagonal run but they recovered well in the end.
    • 9' Good run down the right by Traore but Vorsah again blocks. He's a fine defender - now Egypt are in transition, Ghana easily have the best back-line in Africa and one of the tightest units around period.
    • 8' Ayew sweeps it wide for Inkoom, high cross and the keeper claims. Shove from Ayew on a defender, spotted by the ref.
    • 7' Very cool defending from Vorsah but the whistle goes for a foul by Diallo. Some good stuff from Guinea though, who are clearly looking for the win.
    • 6' Camara on the run wide left but his cross doesn't reach Bangoura, Vorsah heading clear. Down the other end Gyan is offside. Zayatte stepping up.
    • 5' Feindouno puts in a poor corner though and Ghana clear.
    • 4' Good run by Bangoura, who wins a corner off the outstretched leg of Pantsil.
    • 3' Masahudu Alhassan is booked for a foul. Looked harsh.
    • 2' Ghana with early possession. If Guinea win this get the calculators out...
    • 1' The first half is underway!
    • 17:55 If you want to contact me on Twitter, do so on @Reda_Maher. Or have fun with the baying masses below...
    • 17:50 The ref for this match is Daniel Bennet (South Africa)
    • 17:45 Guinea name their strongest line-up, unsurprisingly, with only one change in Mamadou Bah coming in for Aboubacar Camara, who scored in the 6-1 win over Botswana.
    • 17:40 So for Ghana both John Mensah and Isaac Vorsah return from suspension but the former - who is the captain - is left out due to the form of John Boye. Gyan is supported by Andre Ayew and Kwadwo Asamoah.
    • 17:35 TEAMS - Ghana: Larsen, Pantsil, Alhassan, Vorsah, Boye, Inkoom, Annan, Agyemang-Badu, Asamoah, Andre Ayew, Gyan; Subs: Adjei, Opare, John Mensah, Boateng, Muntari, Tagoe, Jordan Ayew, Addy, Takyi, Jonathan Mensah, Abu, Sowah /// Guinea: NM.Yattara, I.Diallo, T.Bah, B.Balde, Zayatte, L.Camara, M.Bah, Traore, Feindouno, S.Diallo, I.Bangoura; Subs: Keita, I.S. Bangoura, Abdoul Camara, I.Yattara, Conte, Cisse, Soumah, Kalabane, A.Bangoura, JH.Balde, Barry, A.Camara
    • 17:30 This may not work on your phone, but click below for the full standings, and look at the fixtures-results to see what I mean... STANDINGS
    • 17:25 PERMUTATIONS: Ghana have six points and a draw is enough to top the group. Guinea have to better Mali's result against lowly Botswana to qualify; but there is an outside chance of Ghana crashing out if they lose this match - a heavy Mali win would see the head-to-head come down to goal difference in the matches played between these teams.
    • - Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of Ghana v Guinea in African Cup of Nations Group D, kicking off at 6pm UK time.
  • Summary

    • 90+4 Good cross from Takyi but Tagoe heads high and wide. Decent chance that!
    • 72' Mali have scored another - ringer Seydou Keita makes it 2-1. That would render this game somewhat academic.
    • 69' Second yellow card for Bah! Already booked, he clobbers Pantsil and he is off. Oh dear.
    • 52' Bangoura is in and he could score a second for Guinea but a fine stop by Larsen!!
    • 47' News of a goal in the other game - and amazing news for Guinea! Botswana have scored!
    • 45+2 ANOTHER SPECTACULAR GOAL! Not sure Camara meant it though, a cross-cum-shot that sails over Larsen and in. Ghana concede for the first time this tournament! Freak goal!
    • 45' Gyan gets the ball wide right, he flicks it in and drills a low shot near post but side netting! May have clipped the post...
    • 42' Camara takes down a high ball brilliantly, he's past Pantsil but the shot is scuffed into Larsen's arms.
    • 41' JUST WIDE BY INKOOM! Causing havoc with Gyan as Guinea fall apart defensively with Balde and Zayatte unable to clear their lines, Gyan on the ground knocks it back in and Inkoom can only put it wide.
    • 40' Gyan flicks it over Zayatte and nutmegs him too, he's in and goes down but no foul says the ref!
    • 27' WHAT A GOAL! Ghana take the lead with a screamer! Badu with a thumping volley from a corner! Wow! It was taken short, he flicked it up and just smacked the goal of the tournament into the top left. Boom!
    • 26' Traore has the ball in the back of the net after a great pass from Feindouno, and a lovely finish under Larsen, but he was half a yard off. Good call from the lino.
    • 12' The replay shows Larsen did NOT get the ball at all, half pulling out and catching Traore with his feet! Should have been a penalty!
    • 11' Shout for a penalty after Larsen rushes out and takes down Traore but play on says the ref! A diagonal ball sent Traore clean through with Ghana split for once, but the ref said he got the ball.
    • 17:35 TEAMS - Ghana: Larsen, Pantsil, Alhassan, Vorsah, Boye, Inkoom, Annan, Agyemang-Badu, Asamoah, Andre Ayew, Gyan; Subs: Adjei, Opare, John Mensah, Boateng, Muntari, Tagoe, Jordan Ayew, Addy, Takyi, Jonathan Mensah, Abu, Sowah /// Guinea: NM.Yattara, I.Diallo, T.Bah, B.Balde, Zayatte, L.Camara, M.Bah, Traore, Feindouno, S.Diallo, I.Bangoura; Subs: Keita, I.S. Bangoura, Abdoul Camara, I.Yattara, Conte, Cisse, Soumah, Kalabane, A.Bangoura, JH.Balde, Barry, A.Camara

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  • Ghana

    Manager: Goran Stevanovic

  • Guinea

    Manager: Michel Dussuyer

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