Africa Cup of Nations

  • A. Gyan 21’
22/01/2017
Africa Cup of Nations
Stade de Port-Gentil

    Timeline

    • KICK OFF
    • EXTRA TIME
    • 90'
      FULL-TIME: Ghana 1-0 Mali!
    • 45'
      HALF-TIME: Ghana 1-0 Mali.
    • 45'
      A minute of stoppage time has been added on.
    • 90'
      MALI TO FREE-KICK!! Sako standing on the ball. However, he blasts his attempt straight to the wall
    • 90'
      We're into the referee's added time. Three was added on earlier.
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      It was an absolute pleasure bringing you this encounter, and thank you for choosing Goal tonight. Stay tuned for our match report and reaction to the match. Until we meet again next time, goodbye!
    • 0'
      The Black Stars of Ghana join Senegal in the quarter-finals, while Mali are on the brink of going back home. If Egypt win tonight, then the last game would more like a cup final for them.
    • 0'
      Mali players are protesting and shouting at the referee after the final whistle. They feel they should have had a penalty in the final seconds of the game.
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      I don't expect both coaches to make changes at the start of the second half, but I won't be surprised to see changes on the Mali side given that they are trailing and would want to score an early equalizer.
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      Mali on the other hand, need new ideas to turn this game around. They have been very poor, especially in the final third.
    • 0'
      Avram Grant would be happy with his team's first half performance. However, they will need to up their game in the second half and probably get their second goal.
    • 0'
      We're done with the National Anthems! We should be strarting soon...
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      Mali however, won two of their last four matches against Ghana, and they will look back to those results as motivation for this clash.
    • 0'
      The two nations have meet 22 times since 1960. Ghana dominate this fixture with 10 wins compared to just five for Mali. There have been seven draws between the nations.
    • 0'
      The stage is set for what promises to be an exciting encounter between these two African giants.
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      Mali starting XI: Sissoko, O. Coulibaly, Wague, S. Coulibaly, H. Traoré - S. Yatabaré, Ndiaye, Sylla, Sako, Marega and M. Yatabaré.
    • 0'
      Ghana starting XI: Brimah, Boye, Amartey, Afful, Acheampong, Wakaso, Partey, A.Ayew, Atsu, Gyan and J.Ayew.
    • 0'
      Let's take a look at how both sides have lined up, starting with the Black Stars of Ghana...
    • 0'
      TEAM NEWS: Mali have made no changes to the team that drew 0-0 with Egypt in the opening match.
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      TEAM NEWS: Baba Rahman is unavailable for the Black Stars after picking up a knock in the first match.
    • 0'
      Hi everyone, welcome to tonight's live coverage of the Group D Afcon match between Ghana and Mali. I am Ernest Makhaya, and I will be guiding you through every action this evening.
    • 1'
      And we're off...
    • 3'
      The Black Stars are dominating possession at the moment and taking the game to Mali.
    • 5'
      A win here tonight will guarantee Ghana a spot in the quarter-finals, and I'm sure they would want to seal their place tonight and give some fringe players a chance in the final match of Group D.
    • 7'
      Ghana win their first corner of the game as Coulibaly clears from inside his own box. The Black Stars are unable to score from the resultant corner. Goal-kick Mali.
    • 9'
      Ghana are very comfortable on the ball, while Mali are playing long balls to their strikers upfront. So far, Ghana have been able to deal with the danger.
    • 12'
      A decent cross by Atsu from the right hand side, but Mali have enough numbers to clear their lines.
    • 13'
      Atsu is brought down on the near side, and the referee awards a free-kick to Ghana. It's in a good position.
    • 15'
      Wakaso whips it in, but Gyan's flying header is nowhere near the target and Mali regroup before clearing the danger.
    • 17'
      ANDRE AYEW MISSES!!! Atsu eliminates his marker and storms into the box, before finding Ayew. The attacker shoots on a turn, but fires wide.
    • 19'
      Ghana should be 1-0 up by now.
    • 21'
      G A. Gyan Assist J. Ayew
    • 21'
      Goal Asamoah Gyan
    • 21'
      Assist Jordan Ayew
    • 21'
      GOOOOAAAAAL!!! A cross is played into the box, and Gyan powers the ball past Sissoko. 1-0 to Ghana!
    • 23'
      As things stand, the Black Stars are going through to the quarter-final.
    • 25'
      FREE-KICK TO GHANA!!! Mali are struggling to deal with Atsu's pace, and the speedy is brought down just outside the box.
    • 29'
      It has been an entertaining encounter, and the fans are in their full voices out in the stands.
    • 31'
      JORDAN AYEW STRIKES!!! The attacker does well to create space for himself on the far side and pulls the trigger from the edge of the box, but goalkeeper Sissoko palms it away.
    • 33'
      Avram Grant is unhappy with the officiating. He's up on his feet venting his frustratiions on the touchline, but no one is giving him the attention.
    • 35'
      We're into the final 10 minutes of the first half, and Mali hasn't really threatened Ghana.
    • 36'
      CORNER TO MALI!! Coulibaly tries to whip the ball into the box, but Acheampong concedes a corner, which Mali fail to use to their advantage.
    • 38'
      Ghana's back four has been solid and organized, and it would something really special for Mali to get behind them.
    • 40'
      Five minutes to go, and Ghana still lead by a goal to nil.
    • 43'
      Gnana are slowing down the game, probably looking to go into the break leading.
    • 46'
      SI Y. Bissouma SO J. Ayew
    • 46'
      Substitution Sambou Yatabaré Yves Bissouma
    • 46'
      We're back underway...
    • 48'
      Coulibally is receiving medical attention after colliding with Jordan Ayew. He should be able to continue. Nothing serious.
    • 49'
      MAREGA WITH A CHANCE!!! The burly strikers loses his marker inside the box and connects with a cross, but header is easily saved by Razak.
    • 51'
      MAREGA MISSES AGAIN!!! A decent ball is played into the box, and Sako heads the ball to Marega, who fires over the top from close range!
    • 53'
      Another chance for Mali as Coullibaly fires wide from inside the box. There too many bodies in front of him to have a clear view of Razak.
    • 55'
      Mali have improved from the first half. It's been fairly an impressive display from them so far, but they need to do better in the opposition half.
    • 57'
      Later on tonight, Uganda will take on Egypt. Uganda are at the bottom of Group with no points to their name having lost their opening match to Ghana.
    • 59'
      Ghana are losing possession cheaply in midfield, and Mali push forward and win a corner.
    • 61'
      A good ball is played into the box, but Razak Brihma gathers easily after an attempted clearance from Andre Ayew.
    • 63'
      SI M. Doumbia SO J. Ayew
    • 63'
      Substitution Mustapha Yatabaré Moussa Doumbia
    • 64'
      BOYE CLEARS!!! A decent ball is played into the box with Mali looking for Marega, but Boye is well positiioned and he clears with a powerful header.
    • 66'
      Sylla brings Ayew down in the middle of the park, and the referee awards a free-kick to Ghana.
    • 68'
      Daniel Amartey does well to deny Marega any breathing space on the far side. Ghana clear their lines.
    • 69'
      TRAORE WITH A CHANCE!!! Another good opportunity for Mali as Traore gets the ball inside the box, but the midfielder heads over the top. Goalkeeper Razak had it covered, but it was a good chance to Mali to draw level here.
    • 71'
      We're into the final 20 minutes of the game, and it is still Ghana 1-0 Mali.
    • 73'
      Sissoko nearly makes a blunder at the back as he tries to pick a teammate, but Ghanaian players were caught napping for a moment there. They surely weren't expecting the goalkeeper to play it short.
    • 75'
      A free-kick is played into the area by Jordaan Ayew but Boye can't get there and the ball goes out for a goal-kick.
    • 77'
      Avram Grant's charges haven't been able to penetrate Mali's defense in the second half, but they have equally been solid defensively.
    • 79'
      SI K. Coulibaly SO J. Ayew
    • 79'
      Substitution Moussa Marega Kalifa Coulibaly
    • 79'
      A CHANCE FOR MALI!!! Kalifa Coulibaly nearly makes it 1-1 with his first touch of the game as he heads past Razak, but Amartey is well positioned to make a clearance on the line.
    • 82'
      SI E. Agyemang-Badu SO J. Ayew
    • 82'
      Yellow card Asamoah Gyan
    • 82'
      Substitution Asamoah Gyan Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu
    • 84'
      In the closing stages of the match now, and Ghana look to be heading to the quarter-finals. However, they will have to find another source of goals if Gyan and Andre Ayew cannot score going forward.
    • 86'
      MALI WASTE OPPORTUNITY!!! Bissouma enters the box from the right hand side, and tries to pull the ball back to his teammates, but there's no one inside the box. Ghana return with the ball.
    • 88'
      Acquah on standby. Jordan Ayew to make way.
    • 89'
      A snap effort by Kalifa, but Razak does well to stop the attempt. What a chance again by Mali!
    • 90'
      SI A. Acquah SO J. Ayew
    • 90'
      Substitution Jordan Ayew Afriyie Acquah
    • FULL TIME

    Line Up

    ACTIVE

    SUBSTITUTES

    MANAGERS

    ghana
    Charles Akonnor
    mali
    Mohamed Magassouba

    Statistics

    OVERVIEW

    Possession 0% 0%
    Effective Chances 0 0
    Shots on Target 0 0
    Turnovers 0 0

    POSSESSION

    Passes 0 0
    Passing Accuracy 0% 0%
    Passing Accuracy in opponent’s half 0% 0%
    Crosses 0 0
    Crossing accuracy 0% 0%

    ATTACK

    Shots 0 0
    Shots outside the box 0 0
    Shots inside the box 0 0
    Shooting accuracy 0% 0%

    DEFENCE

    Tackles 0 0
    Effective Tackles 0% 0%
    Blocked Shots 0 0
    Clearances 0 0
    Saves 0 0

    DISCIPLINE

    Fouls Conceded 17 18
    Yellow Cards 1 0
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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