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Cameroon fans at Africa Cup of Nations (Gallo Images)
Cameroon fans at Africa Cup of Nations (Gallo Images)

Thursday, 20 January

  • Algeria 1-3 Ivory Coast - MATCH REPORT
  • Equatorial Guinea 1-0 Sierra Leone - MATCH REPORT
  • Gambia 1-0 Tunisia 
  • Mali 2-0 Mauritania 

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20 January 23:10

Africa Cup of Nations last-16 fixtures:

Sunday, 23 January

Burkina Faso v Gabon, Limbe - 18:00

Nigeria v Tunisia, Garoua - 21:00

Monday, 24 January

Guinea v Gambia, Bafoussam, - 18:00

Cameroon v Comoros, Yaounde (Olembe) - 21:00

Tuesday, 25 January

Senegal v Cape Verde, Bafoussam, 18:00

Morocco v Malawi, Yaounde (Ahmadou Ahidjo) - 21:00

Wednesday, 26 January

Ivory Coast v Egypt, Douala - 18:00

Mali v Equatorial Guinea, Limbe - 21:00

20 January 23:04

Final standings: Group F

(played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points)

Mali             3 2 1 0 4 1 7 - qualified

Gambia        3 2 1 0 3 1 7 - qualified

Tunisia         3 1 0 2 4 2 3 - qualified

Mauritania    3 0 0 3 0 7 0

20 January 23:03


Gambia 1-0 Tunisia

Mali 2-0 Mauritania

20 January 23:02

After applying so much pressure, Musa Barrow puts in an inch-perfect cross that finds Jallow in Tunisia's box and he makes no mistake to firing a strike beyond Ben Said's reach as it hits the top right corner.

20 January 23:00


20 January 22:59

92' Tunisia and Man United midfielder Mejbri is booked and will be suspended for the next game! Two yellows, which means he sees red. 

20 January 22:58

84' Skhiri takes strike from distance but his effort deflected and sees it go out for a corner-kick.

However, nothing comes of the set-piece.

20 January 22:37


Musa Barrow takes on a free-kick from distance and rattles crossbar! That is easily his third or fourth time hitting the post in this tournament.

20 January 22:31


Mali 2-0 Mauritania 

20 January 22:22

60' On the hour mark, Tunisia have registered 13 shots with only 2 hitting the target. 73% possession but the plucky Gambians are doing enough to keep their opponents quiet.

20 January 22:14


Mali have doubled their lead against Mauritania.

Mali 2-0 Mauritania 

20 January 22:09

45' Second-half is back underway ...

20 January 21:53


Gambia 0-0 Tunisia

Mali 1-0 Mauritania

20 January 21:53

45' Gaye saves Jaziri's penalty!

Scores remain goalless! 

20 January 21:52


Baye does his best with an incredible effort to block with his left hand. However, Jaziri receives the ball and is challenged by Jagne.

The referee awards a penalty and goes to VAR as well.

His decision stands!

20 January 21:40


Mali 1-0 Mauritania

20 January 21:40

35' Gambia 0-0 Tunisia

20 January 21:32

25' Not much in this game. Bare in mind, Tunisia reported 12 positive Covid cases ahead of this match. 

20 January 21:26

20' Gambia 0-0 Tunisia

20 January 21:21

15' Keep in mind that both Gambia and Tunisia along with Mali have progressed to the knockout rounds from Group F.

20 January 21:11

9' Tunisia seeing the majority of the ball, with Gambia seemingly happy to have all 11 players back defending.

20 January 21:10


Mali have gone a goal up courtesy of Massadio Haidara.

Mali 1-0 Mauritania 

20 January 21:01

1' First half is underway ...

20 January 20:55

Tunisia XI: Ben Said; Mathlouthi, Ifa, Talbi, Abdi; Skhiri, Laidouni, Ben Slimane; Khaoui, Jaziri, Rafia.

<p><strong>Tunisia XI: </strong>Ben Said; Mathlouthi, Ifa, Talbi, Abdi; Skhiri, Laidouni, Ben Slimane; Khaoui, Jaziri, Rafia.</p>

20 January 20:54

Gambia XI: Gaye; Jagne, Colley, Gomez, Sonko; Bobb, Sohna, Mbye, Janko; Mo. Barrow, Mu. Barrow.

<p><strong>Gambia XI: </strong>Gaye; Jagne, Colley, Gomez, Sonko; Bobb, Sohna, Mbye, Janko; Mo. Barrow, Mu. Barrow.</p>

20 January 20:46

Our focus will be on the Gambia and Tunisia encounter.

*NB: We will keep you updated with all the necessary action of the match between Mali and Mauritania.

20 January 20:44

That was some proper drama and action Group E conjured up in their finale matches. 

Now, it is time for Group F:

Gambia v Tunisia - 21:00
Mali v Mauritania - 21:00

20 January 20:19

Ivory Coast send reigning champions Algeria crashing out of Africa Cup of Nations
<strong>Ivory Coast send reigning champions Algeria crashing out of Africa Cup of Nations</strong>

20 January 19:57


Reigning champions Algeria crash out of Africa Cup of Nations after 3-1 defeat against a dominant Ivory Coast side. Equatorial Guinea joins Cote'dIvoire in the knockout rounds from Group E.

Final standings (played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points)

I. Coast       3 2 1 0 7 3 7 - qualified

E. Guinea    3 2 0 1 2 1 6 - qualified

S. Leone     3 0 2 1 2 3 2 

Algeria        3 0 1 2 1 5 1

20 January 19:54


Algeria 1-3 Ivory Coast

Sierra Leone 0-1 Equatorial Guinea

20 January 19:53

No goal. Sebastian Haller is offside. 

20 January 19:51


20 January 19:47

88' Algeria seeing all of the ball right now with Ivory Coast playing on the counterattack and relinquishing the battle as they attempt to see out the match.

20 January 19:44

85' Ivory Coast sub: Zaha on, Pepe off.

20 January 19:40

81' Algeria subs: Boulaya and Benayada are on for Atal and Belaili.

20 January 19:38

76' Algeria are upping the tempo a bit in search of a second goal now. 

That Mahrez miss now looks rather very important. What would have happened had it gone in. 

20 January 19:35

Great football by Algeria as Bendebka finishes off a fine move by the defending champions.

We have an intense ending to this fixture. LOVE IT! 

20 January 19:33


20 January 19:30

68' Tripple change for Ivory Coast as the coach looks to rest some players for the knockout rounds.

IN: Maiga, S .Die, Deli

OUT: Aurier, Sangare, Kanon

20 January 19:27

63' Algeria sub: Brahimi on, Bounedjah off

20 January 19:25

62' Algeria substitution: Bennacer off, Bendebka on.

20 January 19:20


Sierra Leone 0-1 Equatorial Guinea

20 January 19:19


Mahrez hits the upright from the penalty spot. 

That certainly was NOT a penalty and strangely enough referee Gomes did not consult VAR. 

20 January 19:16

57' PENALTY! Algeria are given a penalty, which did not look like a penalty at all. 

20 January 19:15

Arsenal man Nicolas Pepe slots home Ivory Coast's third goal of the tie following another devastating counterattack. That should certainly mean the end of the road for Algeria.

20 January 19:13


20 January 19:12

51' Algeria are not responding well to all the ball possession Ivory Coast has seen now as counterattack erupts from deep with now less than five orange jersey's pushing forward.

The ball eventually lands to Aurier who selfishly attempts to tee up a team-mate but Algeria's failed attempt at blocking the ball falls to Pepe, who lets loose a strike but M'Bolhi palms it to safety.

20 January 19:09

50' Aurier now putting on a show for the crowd with two chances.

The first with a timely cross for Haller, who misses the ball by an inch. All it needed was a touch. Seconds later, he pulls the trigger on a long-range effort that goes narrowly wide.

20 January 19:04

45' Second-half is now underway ...

20 January 18:52

What an entertaining first half. Ivory Coast deservedly in the lead and have that cushioning 2-0 lead.

Meanwhile, Algeria, need some serious grit to come out better when half-time concludes. A big second-half on the cards for Algeria.

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