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Senegal 0 – 0 Guinea

Senegal, pre-tournament favorites, failed to impress again in the Africa Cup of Nations, but a 0-0 draw against Guinea in Bafoussam on Friday ensured their progress to the round of 16.

In a calm first half, Guinea created the only real chance when goalkeeper Seny Dieng was forced into action, preventing a low strike from Morgan Guilavogui.

Senegal has been heavily affected by Covid-19 infections with boss Aliou Cissé without four first-choice players among goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, captain Kalidou Koilibaly, defender Fode Ballo-Touré and midfielder Idrissa Gana Gueye.

They eventually grew up in Group B shock after the break with Abdou Diallo seeing his head swing over the crossbar and Bouna Sarr dragging an effort away from the target as the two sides couldn’t be separated.

The result means the two West African rivals share the top spot in Group B with four points after winning their respective opener on Monday.

With the top two in each group, plus the top four thirds to advance, four points should be enough for a place in the bottom 16, but Senegal haven’t done much to live up to their team label. tear down. at the tournament because they feel the impact of 10 absent.

Malawi and Zimbabwe, who both lost on Monday, will play Group B game two in Bafoussam later on Friday.

And after?

Senegal face Malawi on Tuesday at 4 p.m., live on Sky Sports Football.

In the other Group B match, Guinea face Zimbabwe, also at 4 p.m. Tuesday, live on Sky Sports Football.

Sky Sports to broadcast CAN live

The Africa Cup of Nations tournament will be broadcast live on Sky Sports in January and February.

The tournament, originally scheduled for June and July 2021, will be played in Cameroon between January 9 and February 6, 2022, with Sky Sports broadcasting all 52 matches live.

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