Senegal 0-Zero Guinea: Teranga Lions edge in the direction of AFCON knockout phases with bore draw

Pre-tournament favourites Senegal didn’t impress once more on the Africa Cup of Nations, however a 0-Zero draw with Guinea in Bafoussam on Friday all-but ensured their progress to the knockout phases.

In what was a quiet first half, Guinea created the one actual likelihood when goalkeeper Seny Dieng was compelled into motion, preserving out a low strike from Morgan Guilavogui.

Senegal have been closely impacted by Covid-19 infections with boss Aliou Cisse with out 4 first-choice gamers in goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, captain Kalidou Koilibaly, defender Fode Ballo-Toure and midfielder Idrissa Gana Gueye.

They finally grew into the Group B conflict after the break with Abdou Diallo seeing his header tipped over the crossbar and Bouna Sarr dragging an effort large of the goal as the 2 sides couldn’t be separated.

The consequence means the 2 west African rivals share prime spot in Group B with 4 factors after profitable their respective opening video games on Monday.

With the highest two in every group, plus the 4 greatest third-placed finishers to advance, 4 factors is anticipated to be sufficient for a spot within the final 16, however Senegal have accomplished little to stay as much as their tag because the crew to beat on the event as they really feel the affect of 10 absentees.

Malawi and Zimbabwe, who each misplaced on Monday, play the second Group B recreation in Bafoussam afterward Friday.

What’s subsequent?

Senegal tackle Malawi at 4pm on Tuesday, stay on Sky Sports activities Soccer.

Within the different Group B fixture, Guinea face Zimbabwe, additionally at 4pm on Tuesday, stay on Sky Sports activities Soccer.

Sky Sports activities to point out AFCON stay

The Africa Cup of Nations event will likely be broadcast stay on Sky Sports activities in January and February.

The event, initially scheduled to be performed in June and July 2021, will likely be performed in Cameroon between January 9 and February 6, 2022, with Sky Sports activities exhibiting all 52 video games stay.

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