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

Libya 2 - 2 Zambia

  • Osman 4’, 48’
  • Mayuka 29’
  • Katongo 54’

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  1. African Cup of Nations - Zambia and Libya draw

    African Cup of Nations - Zambia and Libya draw

    Zambia were forced to come from behind twice to draw 2-2 with Libya in their African Cup of Nations Group A clash in a saturated Bata. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Libya
    • Zambia
    • 90+3' There goes the final whistle! 2-2 between Libya and Zambia. Pretty lamentable conditions. Probably the fair result.
    • 90+3' Looks like Zambia should have been awarded a penalty. Bit of pushing in the box, but nothing doing.
    • 89' Three minutes to be added to the match.
    • 88' Zuwag breaks for Libya. Drills the shot low and hard, but Mweene dives to nudge the effort past a post.
    • 87' Looks like we are heading for a 2-2 in these wretched conditions. Probably a fair result.
    • 86' An offside flag goes up against Ihab after he ran too early.
    • 85' Aboud forced to dive to take a headed ball back to him by a team-mate. Thumps it long down field.
    • 84' Libya have used all their three substitutes so he will have to see this match out.
    • 83' Aboud makes a clearance before calling for some treatment. The keeper down for the second time in this half.
    • 82' Sharif gives the ball away as it again becomes bogged down in the mud.
    • 81' Osman with a shot but blocked by an orange shirt. Game really becoming stretched.
    • 80' Belraysh is fouled and that will run down a few more seconds off the clock.
    • 79' Katongo makes a strong dash down a flank. Some real pace on the run, but the cross flies straight out of play.
    • 78' Musonda with a cross in from out wide, but not enough quality to trouble the Libyan central defenders who deal with the danger.
    • 77' Zuwag takes a tumble out wide. Game has been peppered with these free-kicks. All stop-start in this match.
    • 76' Sinkala dinks the free-kick into the area, but no takers on hand as Libya clear.
    • 75' Marcos Paqueta out of his technical area. Little doubt a draw would be a decent result for his Libya side.
    • 74' Ball stays in play out wide, but a white shirt of the Libyan side thumps it clear.
    • 73' Al Sharif replaces Al Abidi for the Libyan side.
    • 71' Time running out, but Zambia continue to push for this winner that will seal their place in the last eight.
    • 70' Katongo inches away from slotting the winning goal for Zambia. Some frantic defending by Libya to clear the danger.
    • 69' Katongo arrives for Zambia with Mbesuma departing. A sub makes way for a sub.
    • 68' Change coming for Libya as Belraysh replaces Al Rajihy.
    • 67' Mayuka thumps an effort at the Libya goal. Over the bar. Not too much in the way of goalmouth action in this mud.
    • 66' Osman cracks a shot at goal from 20 yards, but clawed out by Mweene.
    • 65' Rajihy bounds down a flank, but can't keep the ball in play for Libya.
    • 64' A win for Zambia would take them onto four points from their two games, but not through.
    • 63' Osman almost in for his hat-trick, but an orange shirt frantically hacks clear the danger.
    • 62' Some of the park has got large tractor marks on it. Has to be seen to be believed as players continue to fly into tackles.
    • 61' Really horrific conditions. All stop-start. No fluency to the play. Al Salama takes a bang on his head.
    • 60' Six past meetings between these countries: Two wins apiece, and two draws. An even split.
    • 59' Sunzu caught offside as Zambia search for a third goal.
    • 58' Lovely ball back across goal by Chansa to set up that equaliser for Katongo's head.
    • 57' Aboud collides with Mbesuma. The Libya goalkeeper needing a spot of treatment.
    • 56' Musonda gets in ahead of Al Sanaani to clear the danger. Decent defending.
    • 55' Esnany with the cross, but Himoonde bundles the ball clear. Libya still dangerous on the break.
    • 54' Zambia looking the likelier winner in this match, it must be said.
    • 53' GOAL! Katongo rises to power home a header and Zambia are level. 2-2 now in this match. A quickfire response.
    • 52' Mayuka sees a shot from 15 yards saved by Aboud in the Libya goal.
    • 51' Lungu departs to be replaced Nkausu for Zambia.
    • 50' Aboud comes out to whack the ball clear as Zambia try to restore parity.
    • 49' The underdogs have the lead as Zambia pay the price for some poor defending.
    • 48' GOAL! Osman scores for Libya as Zambia fail to clear the danger. Clinical finish as Osman scores via a post. A 2-1 lead for Libya.
    • 47' Aboud thumps the ball down the pitch before El Senani sees a shot fly wide from 25 yards out.
    • 46' And off we go for the second period.
    • 45+2' There goes the whistle for the break. Not much to be said about this match. Horrid conditions. 1-1 at half-time.
    • 44' Two minutes to be added to the half.
    • 43' More fans coming into the ground for the match between Equatorial Guinea and Senegal. Goodness knows what the condition of the pitch will be in for that encounter.
    • 42' Zambia chasing this second goal before the break, but looks like Libya might get to the break level at 1-1.
    • 41' Musonda fouled by Djamal. Free-kick to Zambia deep in their own half.
    • 40' Aboud having to dash from his life to claim a loose ball in the mud.
    • 39' Al Abaidy takes a tumble under pressure from Mbesuma. Free-kick to Libya.
    • 38' Kalaba with the shot from distance, but a lack of power sees the effort crawl into the arms of Aboud.
    • 37' Ball continues to stick in the mud. Paqueta urging his Libya team to get up the park.
    • 36' Zambia certainly looking the likelier side out there as they continue to push for this opening goal. Libya hemmed in.
    • 35' Zuwag is taken out of the action late as Libya win a free-kick deep in their own half.
    • 34' Kalaba sees his free-kick deflected wide for a corner to Zambia.
    • 33' Zambia win a free-kick 30 yards or so from the Libyan goal.
    • 32' Osman fouled by Lungu. Free-kick to Libya, who have not done much since grabbing that opening goal.
    • 31' Katongo is unhappy about something or other. Referee having to drag him away from Osman.
    • 30' A striker replaces a defender. Zambia obviously pushing for the three points from this match.
    • 29' Kasonde departs for Zambia to be replaced by Mbesuma.
    • 28' Great ball over the top by Kalaba into the path of his team-mate to finish with some ease.
    • 27' GOAL! Mayuka scores for Zambia. Lovely finish from the forward to leave Aboud with no chance. Cracking volley from 12 yards. 1-1 now.
    • 26' Musonda chips a ball into the box, but the ball ends up at the feet of a Libya player who clears the danger.
    • 25' Zambia boss Herve Renard can't really believe that call as the players continues to battle it out in the mudbath conditions.
    • 24' Mayuka has been booked for a handball. A deliberate handball apparently. Strange decision.
    • 23' Aboud dives to save a shot with some ease before Al Maghrabi comes back into the action.
    • 22' Al Maghrabi is off the pitch needing a spot of treatment. Libya a man light at the moment.
    • 21' Blood pouring from the eye of Al Maghrabi. Caught by the elbow of Chansa. Was unintentional.
    • 20' Marcos Paquetá, the Libya coach, looks pleased with his lot. Pitch is already cutting up badly in Bata as Al Maghrabi takes a tumble.
    • 19' Libya certainly coping better with this pitch than their opponents. And they have the lead.
    • 18' Sinkala thumps a shot at goal from 30 yards, but misses by miles.
    • 17' Aboud comes out to punch clear after a long ball into the area.
    • 16' Albusaifi replaces El Khatroushi for Libya. Assume his boots are waterlogged if he is not injured.
    • 15' Osman with a touch forward, but falls to nobody as Zambia just launch it long down the park.
    • 14' Kalaba thumps an effort at goal, but well over the bar from the edge of the area.
    • 13' Far from a full house in for this. If it rains again here tonight, this match will surely have to be called off. Or will they keep playing on?
    • 12' Djamal and Kasonde battle for the ball before Djamal is penalised for a late challenge. Ball sticking in the middle of the pitch.
    • 11' Kalaba tries his luck, but the ball trickles through to Aboud in the Libya goal.
    • 10' Al Maghrabi knocks the ball down the pitch. Ball sticking to the deck. Shocking conditions really.
    • 9' Katongo forces Aboud to pick up the ball. Libya in no hurry to go forward at any great rate.
    • 8' Mweene lets the ball run through for a goalkick with El Khatroushi trying to get the end of a loose ball.
    • 7' Almagrabi showing some nice footwork - easier said than done on this surface, it must be said.
    • 6' Musonda on the dash for Zambia, but he just carries the ball out of play. Goalkick to Libya.
    • 5' Khatroushi played a lovely ball Osman's path for the opening goal. First real attack of the match from the underdogs.
    • 4' GOAL! Osman is happy as he scores the opening goal. Lovely finish beyond Mweene. Libya lead 1-0.
    • 3' The pitch is waterlogged and they are playing this match. Utterly farcical. Katongo wallops a shot wide of the Libya goal. Aboud watched in fly past a post.
    • 2' Katongo takes down Al Maghrabi with a late challenge. Free-kick to Libya. This pitch is in a shocking state.
    • 1' We are off and running in this match. One hour and 15 minutes late due to the rain.
    • 17.12 National anthems of the respective countries. Parts of this pitch look saturated.
    • 17.10 Zambia players looking all very relaxed listening to a spot of music in their dressing room. And they are finally on their way out for this match. Still looks a bit overcast.
    • 17.00 Mohamed El Mughrabi returns for Libya after missing the meeting with Equatorial Guinea in their opening match of the tournament.
    • 16.50 So they are planning to get his match off and running at 17.15 apparently.....this should be interesting. Not sure what the state of this surface will be like.
    • 16.15 The match officials head back to their dressing room. Looks like today's action may be called off with Equatorial Guinea against Senegal due at the same venue at 7pm.
    • 16.10 Doesn't look like we are going to get any play in this match unless there is a minor miracle. Referee and his assistants exploring every part of the pitch at the moment. Ball not bouncing in areas of the pitch.
    • 16.05 Rain still teeming down. No change in the weather unfortunately, but the match not cancelled yet. Will keep you posted on any developments.
    • 15.57 Some horrendous rainfall in Bata. There is nobody in the stadium. We will keep you up to date on what is happening. At the moment, the match is delayed. No chance of a 4pm kick-off in this one.
    • 15.55 Not exactly a full house in Bata for this one. The rain is coming down, but we are only five minutes from kick-off. Zambia chasing that place in the last eight with a game to spare.
    • 15.50 A few of your comments: "Now the tournament has started. From this point on, teams­ start shaping their own fate. Its a must win game for­ Libya who will come firing in all cylinders so as long­ as Zambia defend well in starting minutes and score­ first, " says Antoine.
    • 15.45 Libya have won only two of their previous nine Africa Cup of Nations matches, but one of these was against Zambia – 2-1 in March 1982.
    • 15.40 Zambia won 92% of their tackles against Senegal – the best tackle success rate on Match Day One of the African Cup of Nations.
    • 15.35 TEAMS: Libya: Abod, Aboubaker, Shibani, Esnani, Osman, El Mughrabi, Salama, Suieinei, Elkhatroushi, Zuway, Mohamed////Zambia: Mweene, Kasonde, Lungu, Musonda, Himoonde, Chansa, Katonga, Sunzu, Kalaba, Sinkala, Mayuka
    • 15.30 Zambia midfielder Clifford Mulenga insists Zambia can continue their good run of form after beating Senegal. "We wanted to win our first game at all costs and put pressure on teams we are competing against in our group. We did that. But that's behind us now. We have a great game to look forward to against Libya. I believe we have a huge psychological advantage over them. They will be more cautious coming into this fixture."
    • 15.25 Libya cannot afford to lose after going down 1-0 to Equatorial Guinea in their opening match of the tournament. Balboa earns Equatorial Guinea victory
    • 15.20 Zambia won their first match of the tournament with a 2-1 victory over Senegal. Read about it here.... Zambia shock lacklustre Senegal
    • 15.15 Good afternoon and welcome to LIVE coverage of Libya against Zambia from Group A of the African Cup of Nations. A 4pm kick-off in this one.
  • Summary

    • 88' Zuwag breaks for Libya. Drills the shot low and hard, but Mweene dives to nudge the effort past a post.
    • 53' GOAL! Katongo rises to power home a header and Zambia are level. 2-2 now in this match. A quickfire response.
    • 52' Mayuka sees a shot from 15 yards saved by Aboud in the Libya goal.
    • 48' GOAL! Osman scores for Libya as Zambia fail to clear the danger. Clinical finish as Osman scores via a post. A 2-1 lead for Libya.
    • 27' GOAL! Mayuka scores for Zambia. Lovely finish from the forward to leave Aboud with no chance. Cracking volley from 12 yards. 1-1 now.
    • 4' GOAL! Osman is happy as he scores the opening goal. Lovely finish beyond Mweene. Libya lead 1-0.
    • 15.35 TEAMS: Libya: Abod, Aboubaker, Shibani, Esnani, Osman, El Mughrabi, Salama, Suieinei, Elkhatroushi, Zuway, Mohamed////Zambia: Mweene, Kasonde, Lungu, Musonda, Himoonde, Chansa, Katonga, Sunzu, Kalaba, Sinkala, Mayuka

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Libya

    Manager: Marcos Paquetá

  • Zambia

    Manager: Herve Renard

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