FRI 14 JAN 2022AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS – GROUP B Senegal 0 Guinea 0 FT HT 0-0

 FRI 14 JAN 2022AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS – GROUP B Senegal	 0 Guinea	 0 FT HT 0-0

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).

Home TeamSenegalAway TeamGuinea
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home10
Away5
Shots on Target
Home2
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away7
Fouls
Home14
Away25

Scores, Results & Fixtures

FRIDAY 14TH JANUARY 2022

  • Senegal0Guinea0
  • Malawi0Zimbabwe0
  • Morocco0Comoros0
  • Gabon19:00Ghana

As It Stands

Team P W D L GD Pts
1 Cameroon 2 2 0 0 4 6
2 Burkina Faso 2 1 0 1 0 3
3 Cape Verde 2 1 0 1 0 3
4 Ethiopia 2 0 0 2 -4 0
Spread the love

Related post

Open chat
1
Need Help?
Moodbayconnect
We are Online now

Do you need any assistance? we work 24/7 and we can assist you right now.
MOODBAY CONNECT