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Ivory Coast vs Equatorial Guinea LIVE: Stream, score, TV channel, team news as AFCON clash UNDERWAY


IVORY COAST kick off their AFCON challenge tonight against Equatorial Guinea.

And there will be some Premier League interest on show with Man Utd defender Eric Bailly featuring for Ivory Coast.

The other teams in Group C are defending champs Algeria and Sierra Leonne, who drew 0-0 yesterday.

  • TV/live stream: Sky Sports Premier League
  • Ivory Coast XI: Sangare, Maiga, Deli, Bailly, Konan, Seri, Kessie, Sangare, Cornet, Haller, Gradel
  • E Guinea XI: Mbara, Martinez, Fernandez, Oubina, Nchama, Buyla, Machin, Ganet, Salvador Edu, Nsue, Hanzaow

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  • Equatorial Guinea 0 Ivory Coast 1

    49 mins: Nchama (Ndong) again causes problems down the left, crossing the ball into the six-yard box. Only some great tackles/blocks from Ivory Coast keep them out before the ball falls to Edu with a great sight on goal. His body-shape is all wrong and side-foots the effort well wide.

  • Equatorial Guinea 0 Ivory Coast 1

    48 mins: Nsue gets to the byline and manages to pick out his strike partner Hanza-Meha. The striker cannot get enough power on the header to cause any problems

  • Equatorial Guinea 0 Ivory Coast 1

    47 mins: One thing AFCON always guarantees us………..a reintroduction to the vuvuzela.

  • Equatorial Guinea 0 Ivory Coast 1

    45 mins: Second half kicks off with Equatorial Guinea almost creating an opportunity on goal straight away.

  • HT: Equatorial Guinea 0 Ivory Coast 1

    Despite the score, Equatorial Guinea have had more shots than their opponents in the first half. With both teams only registering one shot on target each, Guinea need to test the keeper more in the second half. Ivory Coast have edged possession slightly with 55%. All to play for in the second half.

  • HT: Equatorial Guinea 0 Ivory Coast 1

    Gradel’s wonder-strike separates the sides at half-time. Other than that this has been an entertaining but quite evenly matched game. They need to deal with the options Konan is giving Ivory Coast down the left and try themselves to get more of the ball to Nchama (Ndong) who is causing problems himself down the flank.

  • Equatorial Guinea 0 Ivory Coast 1

    45 mins: Although the score line favours Ivory Coast currently, providing it stays at 1-0, Equatorial Guinea are definitely still in this game. They have caused Ivory Coast plenty of problems in the last quarter of this half.

  • Equatorial Guinea 0 Ivory Coast 1

    41 mins: Konan turns the right-back inside out again before going back for seconds, beating him, only for his cross to be cut out by one his fellow defenders.

  • Equatorial Guinea 0 Ivory Coast 1

    39 mins: We do have VAR in this tournament, that ball looked to strike an arm in an unnatural position but play continues and the VAR room remains silent.

  • Equatorial Guinea 0 Ivory Coast 1

    38 mins: Immediately after a penalty appeal from Guinea, a slotted through ball gives Nsue a strike at goal but the flag is raised.

  • Equatorial Guinea 0 Ivory Coast 1

    35 mins: Equatorial Guinea are starting to settle and get into this game more. They seem comfortable in possession now and making more moves on the Ivory Coast goal. Sangare dives full stretch to deal with a low drilled cross into the danger area. Guinea are turning the screw a bit currently.

  • Equatorial Guinea 0 Ivory Coast 1

    32 mins: If the first half hour of this game is anything to go by, Stade De Reims could be fielding a lot of phonecalls about Konan’s future after this tournament.

  • Equatorial Guinea 0 Ivory Coast 1

    30 mins: Gradel protests with the referee about the challenge which results in a yellow card for Sangare. The replay shows it was a clumsy challenge by the Ivory Coast man.

  • Equatorial Guinea 0 Ivory Coast 1

    28 mins: Bailly with a great challenge to block Meha’s shot which seemed to be heading towards goal. Great defending.

  • Equatorial Guinea 0 Ivory Coast 1

    26 mins: Equatorial Guinea have their first corner of the game with the ball dropping to Machin on the edge of the box who fires in a shot at goal which flashes past the post.

  • Equatorial Guinea 0 Ivory Coast 1

    24 mins: Konan is really causing Guinea all sorts of problems down the left-hand side, beating his man and getting dangerous crosses into the box. Equatorial Guinea need to address that or it may lead to another goal if not.

  • Equatorial Guinea 0 Ivory Coast 1

    20 mins: The ball is crossed from the corner of the box and Sangare has a free header but sadly for ‘Les Elephants’ the ball goes over the bar. Big chance missed with the goalkeeper nowhere to be seen as he tries to cut out the cross.

  • Equatorial Guinea 0 Ivory Coast 1

    18 mins: The ball is kicked out of play as an Ivory Coast player sits on the floor. As ever, the stretcher carriers are like Usain Bolt out of the traps. Sadly for them, they are not needed as Kessie returns to his feet after being caught with a stray hand in the face.

  • Equatorial Guinea 0 Ivory Coast 1

    13 mins: Nchama (or Ndong) has Guinea’s first effort on target with an all too easy save for Sangare. Promising stuff from the minnows

  • Equatorial Guinea 0 Ivory Coast 1

    10 mins: Free kick in the Ivory Coast half when Edu make a rash swipe at the ball. He needs to contain himself or he could be seeing red tonight, although it would go well with his hairstyle.

  • Equatorial Guinea 0 Ivory Coast 1

    8 mins: That goal so early will have rocked Guinea. Now they have to decide whether they try to contain their opponents or try to hit back immediately.

  • Equatorial Guinea 0 Ivory Coast 1

    6 mins: A ball to Gradel on the edge of the box is drilled into the top corner, keeper unable to get anywhere near it. Great strike!

  • Goooooooaaaaaaallllll!

    Gradel fires a screamer into the top corner!

  • Equatorial Guinea 0 Ivory Coast 0

    3 mins: Nsue accidently catches Bailly in the face completely unaware the centre-back was even there. His reaction tells it all

  • Equatorial Guinea 0 Ivory Coast 0

    2 mins: A ball comes in from the free-kick in a wide position with Haller penalised for being all over his marker.





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