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Gabon vs Guinea-Bissau Live Score and Commentary

Gabon
FT
1 - 1
Guinea-Bissau
P. Aubameyang 52'
90' Juary
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PEEP! PEEP! FULLTIME!

Gabon 1 - 1 Guinea Bissau. WHAT A FINISH

A match worthy of opening the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations as both teams traded punches in equal measure - a draw is arguably the fairest result. 

Aubameyang and co. will need to work out more variations if they are to progress further into the tournament, while Guinea-Bissau should just continue enjoying their football - you never know where that might lead them!

It was an enjoyable match to cover, thank you for reading!

Anirudh Menon signing out...

Toodle-ooo!
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94' they appear content with the draw though and pass the ball sideways....
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93' Guinea win yet another freekick in the middle of the park. Harmless by most accounts, but not when Zezinho is on the ball!! 
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92' Three minutes of added time, by the bye, and it's Guinea with the ball.... this does not look great for Gabon, for whom Burkina Faso and Cameroon lay in wait. 
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It's that man Zezinho again with a beautiful freekick. The ball swings in behind the defence and in front of the goalkeeper in what so many call the "no-mans-zone" and Soares makes NO Mistake from five yards out as he buries the header into the net. Nothing less than what Guinea deserve
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91' GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Juary Soares!! GUINEA EQUALISE!
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90' It's well defended by the men in Yellow who have everyone back to defend now!
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89' A freekick near the center line and Zezinho will look to create trouble here...
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88' Substitution for Gabon as Evouna makes way for Aboue. Guinea try going forward yet again with the intrepid Piqueti, but he's crowded out
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87' Guinea Bissau haven't given up the ghost yet - and are streaming forward in great numbers. Kado wastes another decent looking move with a ludicrously overhit cross. 
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85' OH MENDY! OH NO! Zezinho swings in a delightful ball that has the beating of everyone in yellow and all Mendy has to do is direct his header a foot or two on either side of the keeper. He does not. Sigh!
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84' Substitution as the hard working Tandjigora makes way for Biyogo Poko
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82' Guinea win a freekick and Zezinho's delivery causes all sorts of trouble before Ndong wins a free kick off Frederic Mendy and eases the pressure on Gabon
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81' Gabon are pressing with the tenacity of hosts who know that the win is in their bag if they just keep the opposition quiet for ten minutes. Kado almost puts paid to that by bombing down the right and putting in a delicious cross that is headed away well by Manga. 
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78' Zezinho goes down clutching his ankle after a collision with Ndong - remember, Guinea-Bissau are out of substitutions. 
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75' Nothing comes off the corner, though Rudinilson Silva tried his best to make it otherwise - his volley from outside the box flies just wide
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74' The ball is worked down the right to Kado who works the ball in to Piqueti. The lively substitute then has a whack at goal that is deflected away for a corner. Before the kick is taken Balde replaces Junior for the trailing team
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73' Substitution for Gabon as the excellent-in-parts Lemina comes off to be replaced with the more defensive minded Kanga.
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72' OOO BRITO! THE GUINEAN POWERS FORWARD, CUTS IN, PAUSES FOR A TOUCH AND UNLEASHES A POWERFUL SHOT THAT IS STRAIGHT AT DIDIER OVONO! Ai! Great chance!
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71' They don't knock it around too well though and Guinea Bissau have the ball back... 
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70' Palun does excellently to keep the ball from Piqueti with a series of twists and turns.. and Gabon try to bring some calm to proceedings by knocking the ball around 
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68' Lemina then powers in down the right flank before he puts in a lovely little ball into the box that AUBAMEYANG SMACKS OVER THE BAR!! THAT WAS DEFINITELY A CHANCE BY THE STRIKERS STANDARDS!
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67' Tackles are flying in from everywhere as the ball is passed along between the teams like its a hot potato. Piqueti then prompts another move by nutmegging Lemina (Silva may or may not have shouted 'WHAY') but the Juve man shows his class by winning the ball back almost immediately 
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66' Camara trudges off as Frederic Mendy comes on in his stead. Guinea do deserve something for all their endevaour!
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65' They win the ball back, though, and Zezinho plays in a delightful through ball to send Piqueti in. The Substitute holds of the attentions of Palun and cuts in... but his powerful shot is straight at Ovono. 
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64' Guinea are not able to get into the Gabon half here, such is the intensity of the panther press. With the ball being moved along the ground more, Mario Lemina is starting to stamp his authority on the game. 
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63' Guinea  Bissau are still staying true to their pass-it-out-of-the-back style, but they almost work themselves into a tight corner. A loose foul from Tandjigora lets them get away with it though.
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61' Mario's been clattered so bad that he needs Piqueti (of Sporting Braga) to come on in his stead - or maybe the coach had that planned out all along.
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60' Another poor touch from Bounga ruins a Gabon counter attack and Guinea-Bissau can launch one of their own - but Bruno Manga is in no mood to concede a goal, and bullies Camara off the ball before hacking it clear. He then clatters into Joao Maria after the winger shows the effontery of running at him! 
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59' he strolls over to take it, but his ball in does not beat the first man. Gabon still have the ball though.... as I type that Palun throws it straight back to Jonas Mendes
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58' The Gabonese Panthers really have their tails up and Bouanga wins a corner after another piercing Gabon move. 
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57' It is ALL Gabon now as they pass it along... but Toni Solva has other ideas and makes a marauding run down the right flank before lifting in a teasing ball into the near post that Manga does superbly to chest to his keeper with Camara sniffing around behind him
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56' Nothing comes of it after Lemina tries an elastico a la Ronaldinho but leaves the ball behind.
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55' For Gabon meanwhile the goal seems to have settled nerves and they win a corner after some exceptional one-touch passing instigated by Lemina. 
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54' Guinea-Bissau need to be more organised in their attacks now, but the goal seems to have hit them like a sucker punch
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Of course it had to be him. Incessant pressing in their own half won Gabon the ball, and the ball was worked out to Evouna. He clipped it in to Aubameyang who flicked it on to Bouanga.. who did brilliantly to slam in a return ball that Auba slid on to. Cries of AUBAMEYANG ring around the ecstatic stadium
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52' GOOOOOOOOOOOAL! AUBAMEYANG!! GABON LEAD!
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49' Evouna sends in a teasing ball from the right, but Mendes does well to come out and punch it just ahead of Bouanga. The man gets clattered in the process though and for the second time requires medical attention. He is a STRONG lad, though, and recovers to take his goal kick
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48' OOO! BOUNGA!! The left winger cuts in on his favoured right foot and lets fly with a superb shot that drew a world-class save from Jonas Mendes. The shot came at the end of some fast along-the-ground passing by the men in Yellow
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47' Lively start to say the least - Aubameyang is caught just offside as Ndong sends in an another through ball, 
90'
Juary
assist: Zezinho
S. Aboue
M. Evouna
88'
A. Biyogo Poko
M. Tandjigora
84'
76'
Agostinho Soares
74'
Aldair
Francisco Júnior
G. Kanga
M. Lemina
73'
66'
Frédéric Mendy
Camará
J. Obiang
66'
61'
Piqueti
João Mário
P. Aubameyang
assist: Denis Bouanga
52'
Tournament African Cup of Nations - Week 1
Stadium Stade d'Angondjé
Match time Sat, 14 Jan 2017, 09:30 PM
Guinea-Bissau (4-2-3-1)
Baciro Candé (Manager)
1
D. Ovono
6
J. Obiang
5
B. Écuélé Manga
2
A. Appindangoye
8
L. Palun
22
D. Ndong
4
M. Tandjigora
20
Denis Bouanga
10
M. Lemina
7
M. Evouna
9
P. Aubameyang
1
Jonas Mendes
16
Agostinho Soares
14
Juary
5
Rudinilson Silva
4
Tomás Dabó
8
Francisco Júnior
11
Nani Soares
19
João Mário
7
Zezinho
15
Toni Silva
9
Camará
Guinea-Bissau (4-2-3-1)
Baciro Candé (Manager)
Gabon Subs
14
S. Aboue
23
Y. Bitseki
17
A. Biyogo Poko
12
G. Kanga
11
L. Madinda
18
S. Martinsson-Ngouali
13
S. Mbingui
16
A. Mfa Mezui
3
F. Obambou
15
C. Ondo
21
Y. Wachter
19
B. Ze Ondo
Guinea-Bissau Subs
18
Piqueti
3
Sana
23
Rui Dabó
20
Idrissa Camará
22
Mamadu Candé
10
Bocundji Cá
21
Aldair
2
Emmanuel Mendy
12
Papa Fall
6
Eridson
13
Frédéric Mendy
17
Sami
59% POSSESSION 41%
7 SHOTS 11
3 SHOTS ON GOAL 3
25 FOULS 14
6 CORNERS 2
3 OFFSIDES 0
1 YELLOW CARDS 1
0 RED CARDS 0
2 SAVES 2
D'oh! No data available
Pos Club P W D L GD Pts
Group A
1 Burkina Faso 3 1 2 0 2 5
2 Cameroon 3 1 2 0 1 5
3 Gabon 3 0 3 0 0 3
4 Guinea-Bissau 3 0 1 2 -3 1
Group B
1 Senegal 3 2 1 0 4 7
2 Tunisia 3 2 0 1 1 6
3 Algeria 3 0 2 1 -1 2
4 Zimbabwe 3 0 1 2 -4 1
Group C
1 Congo DR 3 2 1 0 3 7
2 Morocco 3 2 0 1 2 6
3 Côte d'Ivoire 3 0 2 1 -1 2
4 Togo 3 0 1 2 -4 1
Group D
1 Egypt 3 2 1 0 2 7
2 Ghana 3 2 0 1 1 6
3 Mali 3 0 2 1 -1 2
4 Uganda 3 0 1 2 -2 1
Updated: Jan 14, 2017 23:24 PM | Published: Jan 14, 2017 21:20 PM