Equatorial Guinea vs Guinea LIVE! AFCON result, match stream and latest updates today

Equatorial Guinea vs Guinea LIVE! AFCON result, match stream and latest updates today

Equatorial Guinea vs Guinea LIVE!

Surprise package Equatorial Guinea take on Guinea in the third last-16 match at the Africa Cup of Nations. Equatorial Guinea topped Group A ahead of heavyweights Nigeria and Ivory Coast, and stunned the hosts with a 4-0 hammering. They were the top scorers in the group stage with nine goals in their three games as they stormed into the knockout rounds.

Guinea have more AFCON pedigree than their opponents but only made it through to the last 16 as one of the best third-place teams. They finished behind Senegal and Cameroon in a tough group. Equatorial Guinea striker Emilio Nsue - formerly of Birmingham and Middlesbrough - is the top scorer at the tournament and will be the man to stop.

The winners will play either Egypt or DR Congo in the quarter-finals. With kick-off at 5pm GMT, follow all the action from the Alassane Ouattara Stadium.

Equatorial Guinea vs Guinea updates

  • GOAL! Bayo wins it for Guinea at the death

  • Red card! Bikoro sent off for Equatorial Guinea

  • Penalty miss! Nsue hits the post from the spot

19:03 , Giuseppe Muro

Here's the 98th-miunte winner from Mohamed Bayo that sent Guinea into the AFCON quarter-finals...

FT: Equatorial Guinea 0-1 Guinea

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It's all over! Guinea are into the quarter-finals!

GOAL! Equatorial Guinea 0-1 Guinea | Mohamed Bayo ‘90+8

18:59 , Giuseppe Muro

Ecstasy for Guinea, heartbreak for Equatorial Guinea!

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90+5 mins: Good play from Keita and a chance almost opens up for Guinea, but it comes to nothing. Equatorial Guinea are holding on.

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90 mins: Eight minutes of stoppage time

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88 mins: Kamano shoots for Equatorial Guinea but it gets blocked and the goalkeeper saves easily.

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85 mins: Great play from Diakite on the right, he drives into the area but need to cross for his team-mate and instead shoots straight at the goalkeeper.

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83 mins: Great save from Owono! The first we've really seen of Guirassy, he sends a powerful header at goal and the goalkeeper tips the ball over the bar.

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81 mins: Guinea are pushing. Former Liverpool man Keita is on.

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Here's the penalty miss from Nsue...

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76 mins: And we're having a water break

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75 mins: Into the final 15 minutes... can either side find a winner?

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73 mins: Spaces are starting to open up in the Equatorial Guinea team when Guinea break.

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71 mins: What a chance that was for the 10 men. Will they live to regret that miss?

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70 mins: Oh no... Nsue hits the outside of the post!

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The referee points to the spot... penalty to the 10 men of Equatorial Guinea!

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64 mins: Sylla does catch Salvador. VAR checks… and the referee is being sent to the screen!

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63 mins: Guinea try to clever pass, Salvador goes down and wants a penalty. This will be checked…

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62 mins: Equatorial Guinea concede a free-kick just outside their area. Another good crossing position for Guinea, can they make better use of this one?

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60 mins: Guinea are now in a great position. Can they find a breakthrough in the final half hour? Guirassy is on from the bench!

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56 mins: Straight red card for Bikoro! He followed through on Bayo and caught him in the rib cage... Equatorial Guinea are down to 10 men!

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55 mins: After a quiet first half, the game is coming to life now. Guinea are looking threatening.

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52 mins: Free-kick for Guinea in a crossing position on the left… Konate powers home a header but the flag goes straight up. Good call from the Kenyan assistant referee. No goal.

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47 mins: Chance for Guilavogui, who gets played through but fires an effort high over the bar. The wait for the first goal goes on.

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46 mins: Great chance for Nsue! It’s the first real chance he’s had and he blazes over the bar when he should have done better. He knows he should have buried that.

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46 mins: We’re back underway. No changes for either side at the break.

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The players are coming back out...

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A reminder that the winners here will play either Egypt or DR Congo in the quarter-finals... and we could have extra-time and penalties if these teams can't be separated in 90 minutes.

HT: Equatorial Guinea 0-0 Guinea

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All-square the break. Tournament top scorer Nsue has been kept quiet so far.

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45+2 mins: Nope, it comes to nothing. Guinea had a lot of players up from the back waiting for the cross so that was a waste.

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45+1 mins: Guinea win a free-kick just outside the area. This is a really good crossing chance at the end of the half…

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45 mins: Three minutes of stoppage time at the end of what has been a pretty incident-free first half.

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44 mins: Guilavogui shoots from distance but it goes over the bar.

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42 mins: Equatorial Guinea take a short free-kick and shot is blocked, then Guinea break all the way down the other end of the pitch and things open up for Camara… but he gets it all wrong and the attack comes to nothing.

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41 mins: No VAR punishment for Jeanvier, who is a little lucky there. That was high and wreckless.

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40 mins: An off-the-ball incident between Elo and Sylla ad then Jeanvier gets the first booking of the game for a high foul on Elo. He caught Elo with a high boot on the side of the head and things are getting heated between the two sets of players.

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36 mins: Equatorial Guinea are seeing more of the ball now and are having a decent spell. Still no real goalmouth action to speak of.

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33 mins: We're back underway. Equatorial Guinea win a corner on the left but it is headed away.

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30 mins: The game has stopped for a drinks break. Both teams look content to be patient... this game is finely poised.

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26 mins: The game has gone into a bit of a lull. It's very cagey and both sides are being cautious

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23 mins: Akapo drives into the area and goes down… but the referee says he fouled Bayo and the free-kick goes to Guinea.

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20 mins: Almost half way through the first half and neither goalkeeper has had to make a save. Guinea have looked the most threatening team.

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18 mins: ... no. A shot goes straight into the Guinea wall.

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17 mins: Equatorial Guinea win a free-kick about 35 yards out… it looks too far out for a shot but this is a good crossing position. Can they make something of this…?

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15 mins: Guinea are playing some really good stuff, despite the pitch not being great.

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13 mins: Ganet with a heavy challenge in midfield and Guinea are not happy. They surround the referee but no yellow card.

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11 mins: Equatorial Guinea drive into the Guinea penalty area for the first time but Salvador gets it all wrong on the byline and kicks the ball straight out for a goal kick.

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9 mins: Equatorial Guinea haven't been able to get AFCON top scorer Nsue into the game so far.

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(AFP via Getty Images)

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5 mins: Guinea win a corner but it comes to nothing. Equatorial Guinea are on the back foot early on.

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3 mins: An early chance for Guinea, who have started the better of the two teams here. Bayo shoots from a tight angle but fires wide.


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1 min: We're underway! Equatorial Guinea are in their usual red kit, Guinea are in their changed white kit

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Here come the two teams! A big 90 minutes coming up in Abidjan!

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Kick-off in Abidjan is coming up in under 10 minutes…

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(AFP via Getty Images)

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Equatorial Guinea have reached the knockout stages in all four of their AFCONs (2012, 2015, 2021 and 2023).

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Guinea have lost their last six AFCON knockout games, failing to score in each of their last four, of which two came in the last 16 – in 2019 (3-0 vs Algeria) and 2021 (1-0 vs Gambia).

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Equatorial Guinea were the top-scoring team in the group stage with nine goals, and via an expected goals (xG) tally of 3.97 they posted the biggest difference between goals scored and xG coming into the knockouts (+5.03)

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Emilio Nsue has scored five goals at this year’s AFCON for Equatorial Guinea.

Aged 34, he is the oldest player to ever score 5+ goals in a single AFCON tournament, with Kalusha Bwalya in 1996 for Zambia previously the oldest (five, aged 32).

The only player to net more than five in a tournament aged 30+ is Egypt’s Hossam Hassan in 1998 (seven goals aged 31).

16:11 , Giuseppe Muro

Naby Keita and Serhou Guirassy are both on the bench for Guinea.

Tournament top scorer Emilio Nsue starts for Equatorial Guinea.

Confirmed team news

16:05 , Giuseppe Muro

Equatorial Guinea XI: Owono, Akapo, Bikoro, Buyla, Coco, Ganet, Machin, Ndong, Nsue, Orozco, Salvador

Subs: Anieboh, Asue, Balboa, Ela, Embela, Eneme, Elo, Nabil, Ondo, Sapunga, Senra, Siafa

Guinea XI: Kone, Bayo, Camara, Diakhaby, Diakite, Diawara, Guilavogui, Jeanvier, Konate, I Sylla, S Sylla

Subs: Camara, Camara, Cisse, Cisse, Conte, Guirassy, Kamano, Kante, Keita, Keita, Sow

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Team news is on the way from Abidjan!

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Guinea have more AFCON pedigree than their opponents but only made it through to the last 16 as one of the best third-place teams.

They finished behind Senegal and Cameroon in a tough group.

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Equatorial Guinea have been the surprise package at this Africa Cup of Nations.

They topped Group A ahead of heavyweights Nigeria and Ivory Coast, and stunned the hosts with a 4-0 hammering.

Equatorial Guinea were also the top scorers in the group stage with nine goals in their three games as they stormed into the knockout rounds.

Head to head history and results

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This is the first listed meeting between these two teams.

Interestingly, though, this will be the third time at this tournament that Equatorial Guinea have faced an opponent for the first time, drawing 1-1 with Nigeria and beating Guinea-Bissau 4-2.

AFCON last-16 results and fixtures

15:22 , Giuseppe Muro

A reminder of what has happened so far in the AFCON last-16 stage, and what is still to come...


Angola 3-0 Namibia

Nigeria 2-0 Cameroon

Fixtures (all times GMT)


Equatorial Guinea vs Guinea 5pm

Egypt v DR Congo 8pm


Cape Verde v Mauritania 5pm

Senegal v Ivory Coast 8pm


Mali v Burkina Faso 5pm

Morocco v South Africa 8pm

Match odds

15:15 , Giuseppe Muro

Equatorial Guinea to win: 11/4

Guinea to win: EVS

Draw (90 mins): 6/4

Odds via Betfair (subject to change)


15:07 , Giuseppe Muro

That this game is taking place in the centrepiece stadium for Ivory Coast's tournament underlines just how much of a shock it is that Equatorial Guinea topped the hosts' group.

They may lack the couple of star names of their opponents but Nsue's superb form could be the difference on what is turning into a historic run.

Equatorial Guinea to win, 2-0.

Guinea team news

14:58 , Giuseppe Muro

In-form Stuttgart striker Serhou Guirassy managed an hour on his return from injury for Guinea's defeat by Senegal, so he should once again get the nod in Abidjan.

Captain Naby Keita also started against Senegal after missing the games against Cameroon and The Gambia, while Francois Kamano is also back after suspension.

Equatorial Guinea team news

14:50 , Giuseppe Muro

Head coach Juan Micha has stuck with a consistent selection for Equatorial Guinea's three games so far and will surely opt for the same 4-3-3 setup for this tie.

Top scorer Nsue will continue up front after his brace in the stunning 4-0 win over Ivory Coast put him on five goals as the leading marksman at this AFCON so far.

How to watch

14:42 , Giuseppe Muro

TV channel: In the UK, the game will be televised live on Sky Sports Football, with coverage starting at 4.55pm.

Live stream: Subscribers can also catch the contest live online via the Sky Go app.

Good afternoon!

14:29 , Giuseppe Muro

Hello and welcome to Standard Sport's LIVE coverage of Equatorial Guinea vs Guinea!

This is the third last-16 match at the Africa Cup of Nations.

We'll have all the latest updates, build-up and team news ahead of kick-off, which comes at 5pm GMT from Alassane Ouattara Stadium.

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