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

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

Guinea vs Senegal LIVE!

The holders look in ominous form as their title defence continues to thrive at the Africa Cup of Nations. Already through to the last 16 after back-to-back opening wins, Senegal confirmed their spot as Group C winners on Tuesday night and maintained their 100 per cent record in defence of their first title from 2021 as they brushed aside their west African neighbours in a feisty derby clash in Yamoussoukro.

After a torrid first half low on quality that featured no shortage of flashpoints, centre-back Abdoulaye Seck headed home a Krepin Diatta free-kick to give the Lions of Teranga a deserved lead shortly past the hour mark, with Sadio Mane missing a huge chance and also seeing a goal chalked off for offside.

Mane turned provider for substitute Iliman Ndiaye to wrap up the victory on the cusp of stoppage time, with Guinea pipped to second spot in Group C courtesy of Cameroon's dramatic late win over The Gambia in Bouake. However, Kaba Diawara's side will still advance with four points as one of the four best third-place group finishers at the tournament. Follow Guinea vs Senegal reaction from AFCON live below!

Guinea vs Senegal highlights

  • GOAL! Substitute Ndiaye wraps up win

  • GOAA... NO! Mane denied by offside flag

  • GOAL! Seck powers holders in front

19:20 , George Flood

Cameroon will now face Group A runners-up Nigeria at the Felix Houphouet Boigny Stadium in Abidjan on Saturday night for a place in the quarter-finals.

Guinea look set to face surprise Group A winners Equatorial Guinea at Abidjan's Alassane Ouattara Stadium on Sunday, while Senegal will meet a third-place team from Group A or F - so either hosts Ivory Coast or likely one of DR Congo, Zambia or Tanzania - back at the Charles Konan Banny Stadium next Monday night.

Ghana are now confirmed as out.

19:04 , George Flood

It's all over in Bouake, with Cameroon winning 3-2 to rescue their AFCON campaign and pip Guinea to second place behind Senegal in Group C!

Guinea finish third, but four points will be enough to take one of those four slots for the best third-place group finishers.

Guinea 0-2 Senegal

19:02 , George Flood


Senegal easily through as Group C winners as the holders maintain their 100 per cent start to their first AFCON title defence.

Will it be second or third for Guinea, though? We await the full-time score from Bouake...

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Guinea 0-2 Senegal

19:01 , George Flood

95 mins: By the way, that third Gambia goal in Bouake was eventually ruled out for handball!

That means Cameroon are still heading through as runners-up from Group C, with Guinea likely having to make do with third.

They would still go through as a best third-place team with four points, though.

Unless they can score late here and jump back into second on goal difference. Six minutes of added time almost up...

Guinea 0-2 Senegal

18:59 , George Flood

93 mins: Guinea work Edouard Mendy for the first time tonight in stoppage time as a swivelling Morgan Guilavogui volley is well saved by the former Chelsea goalkeeper.

Guinea 0-2 Senegal

18:58 , George Flood

It is absolute carnage in Bouake, by the way.

Cameroon went 3-2 ahead and were going through in second place at Guinea's expense for a moment, but it's now 3-3!

Crazy drama at AFCON yet again.

GOAL! Guinea 0-2 Senegal | Iliman Ndiaye 90'

18:54 , George Flood

90 mins: And that wraps it up on the cusp of stoppage time!

Former Sheffield United forward Ndiaye with an excellent finish from Mane's tidy assist to put this game to bed.

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Guinea 0-1 Senegal

18:54 , George Flood

88 mins: Chelsea's Nicolas Jackson has just replaced Habib Diallo for Senegal.

Fulham's Fode Ballo-Toure is also on.

Guinea 0-1 Senegal

18:52 , George Flood

88 mins: Wow, The Gambia took a shock lead against Cameroon but they've been pegged back just a minute later.

2-2 now in Bouake with time running out.

Guinea 0-1 Senegal

18:50 , George Flood

85 mins: GOOOAAA... NO!

Iliman Ndiaye plays a lovely through ball to Sadio Mane, who slots home past Ibrahim Kone.

But the offside flag is rightly raised and this won't count.

1-0 to Senegal it remains.

Guinea 0-1 Senegal

18:48 , George Flood

82 mins: A wild effort from Aguibou Camara there rather sums up Guinea's torrid efforts in front of goal tonight.

They have still asked zero questions of Edouard Mendy with less than 10 minutes to play.

Guinea 0-1 Senegal

18:44 , George Flood

78 mins: The ball just doesn't sit up kindly for Facinet Conte and Guinea's struggles continue.

Ismail Jakobs has been replaced by Lamine Camara for Senegal, while Guinea have also made another change.

Facinet Conte replaced by Karamoko Cisse.

Guinea 0-1 Senegal

18:41 , George Flood

The Gambia have equalised against Cameroon in Bouake through Ablie Jallow!

That gives Guinea some breathing space in second spot in Group C, with a two-point lead over the Indomitable Lions as things stand.

Guinea 0-1 Senegal

18:39 , George Flood

73 mins: Seydouba Cisse is on in the Guinea midfield.

Ilaix Moriba looks to have picked up a knock.

Guinea 0-1 Senegal

18:37 , George Flood

70 mins: Senegal are also now making a triple substitution with 20 minutes to go.

Pape Gueye, Ismaila Sarr and Pape Matar Sarr are replaced by Cheikhou Kouyate, Idrissa Gana Gueye and Iliman NDiaye.

Guinea 0-1 Senegal

18:33 , George Flood

66 mins: Krepin Diatta into the book for a foul and a dangerous free-kick to the near post bounces off the shoulder of substitute Morgan Guilavogui for Guinea.

Guinea 0-1 Senegal

18:32 , George Flood

Cameroon are 1-0 up against The Gambia in Bouake by the way, thanks to Karl Toko Ekambi's goal.

That means they draw level on four points with Guinea, who stay in second by virtue of their superior goal difference.

But there's just a single goal in it now - 0 for Guinea and -1 for Cameroon.

Things could get very interesting.


Guinea 0-1 Senegal

18:30 , George Flood

63 mins: Guinea boss Kaba Diawara responds to that setback with a triple change, sending on Mohamed Bayo, Morgan Guilavogui and Ibrahim Diakite.

Off go Serhou Guirassy, Naby Keita and Antoine Conte.

GOAL! Guinea 0-1 Senegal | Abdoulaye Seck 61'

18:25 , George Flood

61 mins: The deadlock is finally broken!

A foul on Ismaila Sarr by Ilaix Moriba gives Krepin Diatta the chance to swing in a free-kick that is powered home off the head of Senegal centre-back Abdoulaye Seck.

Emphatic finish and the holders are ahead.

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Guinea 0-0 Senegal

18:24 , George Flood

59 mins: Sadio Mane is trying to atone for that glaring miss now as he causes Guinea plenty of problems inside the box, earning a corner that Abdoulaye Seck tries to head home.

Facinet Conte is back on for Guinea with that head bandage.

Guinea 0-0 Senegal

18:22 , George Flood

56 mins: What a chance for Senegal!

The best (only?) opportunity of this game so far by a country mile as Sadio Mane is sprung clean through on goal, taking a heavy touch to round Ibrahima Kone before falling and shooting well wide of the near post.

That should have been 1-0 to the Lions of Teranga.

Guinea 0-0 Senegal

18:20 , George Flood

55 mins: Senegal determinedly win a corner that is taken short, Ismail Jakobs setting up Krepin Diatta for a cross that Ibrahim Kone claims totally unchallenged.

Guinea 0-0 Senegal

18:19 , George Flood

53 mins: There is still no rhythm to this game whatsoever, all so stop-start with repeated fouling from both sides.

Kalidou Koulibaly gives close attention to Aguibou Camara, who must have been accidentally caught in the face there as there's some blood around his right eyebrow and he's having his head bandaged.

There didn't appear to be much contact at first glance.

Guinea 0-0 Senegal

18:17 , George Flood

51 mins: Guinea goalkeeper Ibrahim Kone is in No man's land as a deep Senegal cross from the right is headed well off target by Abdoulaye Seck.

Guinea 0-0 Senegal

18:16 , George Flood

49 mins: Ismaila Sarr has been Senegal's brightest spark so far tonight and almost gets in at the start of this second half.

Guinea's Facinet Conte is then caught by Pape Matar Sarr, going down clutching his face.

Now Amadou Diawara has brought down Mane.

He must be running the risk of a yellow for repeated fouling now.

Guinea 0-0 Senegal

18:12 , George Flood

Back underway, with no changes from either nation just yet.

As things stand, Senegal will be confirmed as Group C winners on seven points.

Guinea would go through to the last 16 also as runners up on five, regardless of Cameroon's result against The Gambia.

That game is also currently locked at 0-0 in the early stages of the second half in Bouake.

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Guinea 0-0 Senegal

18:09 , George Flood

The referee has had a talk with both coaches and captains ahead of the second half kicking off in Yamoussoukro.

He wants both sides to keep a better handle on their emotions in this fierce derby clash.

Guinea 0-0 Senegal

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Not a 45 minutes that will live long in the memory.

No shots on target from either side yet, and no shots at all from Guinea.

A couple of Nampalys Mendy strikes the extent of Senegal's ambitions so far, with a couple of Sadio Mane penalty shouts turned down.

Some feisty challenges though and tempers have boiled over more than once between these rivals.

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Guinea 0-0 Senegal

17:53 , George Flood


Guinea 0-0 Senegal

17:52 , George Flood

50 mins: After all that, the free-kick fails to clear the first man as Mane blocks for a throw-in on the near side.

That should bring the half-time whistle.

Guinea 0-0 Senegal

17:51 , George Flood

47 mins: Guinea finally show some attacking ambition down the right and get to the byline.

Senegal deal with the threat before Nampalys Mendy, Abdoulaye Seck and Ismail Jakobs all battle with Naby Keita.

Keita is shoved to the ground by Jakobs, who earns a yellow card as tempers boil over once again.

Both sets of players and substitutes are involved now as this rivalry gets out of hand.

There will be a Guinea free-kick in a decent position on the right when order is restored and play finally resumes.

Guinea 0-0 Senegal

17:48 , George Flood

45 mins: Into three minutes of stoppage time at the end of this sluggish first half.

Guinea 0-0 Senegal

17:48 , George Flood

44 mins: A burst of excitement at last as Mane hits the deck again after connecting with a deep pass from the right and being clipped by Saidou Sow.

Senegal want a penalty, but that looked very soft indeed. Nothing given after a VAR look.

Guinea 0-0 Senegal

17:46 , George Flood

43 mins: Senegal just cannot get their final pass right when trying to release their frustrated forward players, with Ibrahim Kone gratefully claiming any ball that comes his way.

Guinea 0-0 Senegal

17:44 , George Flood

41 mins: This has been without question the worst half of football I've seen at this otherwise thrilling AFCON so far.

No chances, no quality, no excitement.

A bit of a worry from the holders' perspective.

Guinea 0-0 Senegal

17:41 , George Flood

38 mins: You'd think that Kalidou Koulibaly would be keen to keep a rather low profile for the next few minutes after getting away with that terrible challenge on Antoine Conte, but now he's gone chasing and chopped down Serhou Guirassy.

Still no yellow card for the former Chelsea defender, leading to understandable protests to the referee from Guinea captain Naby Keita.

Guinea 0-0 Senegal

17:39 , George Flood

36 mins: Antoine Conte rides the challenge of Nampalys Mendy before felled by a woeful 'tackle' from Kalidou Koulibaly.

Somehow the Senegal captain gets away with just a stern warning. That was the most nailed-on yellow card you are ever likely to see.

Dreadful from the referee.

Guinea 0-0 Senegal

17:36 , George Flood

32 mins: Better passing and movement there from Guinea, but the attack is quickly halted due to an offside flag raised against Serhou Guirassy.

Guinea 0-0 Senegal

17:33 , George Flood

29 mins: Time for the first-half cooling break at the Charles Konan Banny Stadium as those loud drums continue to be beaten in the stands.

This has been a very flat spectacle so far, with not a single effort on target from either side in the opening half an hour.

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Guinea 0-0 Senegal

17:31 , George Flood

27 mins: Ilaix Moriba with a very clumsy foul on Ismaila Sarr gives Senegal another chance to fire a free-kick delivery into the Guinea box.

Mane goes down appealing for a penalty after Krepin Diatta's ball in from the right, with Naby Keita eventually deflecting another Nampalys Mendy strike wide for a corner.

Mohamed Camara heads clear well under pressure. He stays down after that clearance.

Guinea 0-0 Senegal

17:27 , George Flood

23 mins: Facinet Conte picks up the first yellow card of the evening.

Amadou Diawara has just crashed into Nampalys Mendy this time too.

A very physical approach from the Syli National so far.

This is a really scrappy game.

Guinea 0-0 Senegal

17:22 , George Flood

20 mins: Guinea skipper Naby Keita is doing his best to link the play with Serhou Guirassy here off the right flank, but he's finding Senegal counterpart Kalidou Koulibaly a tough customer to deal with.

Guinea 0-0 Senegal

17:21 , George Flood

18 mins: A real lack of quality from both sides in this opening 20 minutes in Group C.

Amadou Diawara clatters into Tottenham's Pape Matar Sarr in another feisty early challenge.

Guinea 0-0 Senegal

17:18 , George Flood

15 mins: Nothing at all for Guinea fans to get excited by in this opening 15 minutes.

Serhou Guirassy is yet to get a sniff of the ball up top.

Guinea 0-0 Senegal

17:16 , George Flood

14 mins: Ismaila Sarr is threatening again for Senegal in that right channel, but his latest effort is well blocked once more.

The holders are cranking up the early pressure on their neighbours.

Guinea 0-0 Senegal

17:14 , George Flood

9 mins: The initial corner is headed away before Nampalys Mendy's fierce strike from just outside the box is deflected behind by Mohamed Camara, who stays down in need of treatment.

Senegal's latest set-piece is well cleared.

Guinea 0-0 Senegal

17:12 , George Flood

8 mins: A shove from Antoine Conte on Sadio Mane gives Senegal the chance to swing a free-kick from the left into the Guinea box.

It looks like there was a late change to the Guinea starting XI by the way, with Abdoulaye Toure replaced in midfield by Ilaix Moriba.

Guinea 0-0 Senegal

17:09 , George Flood

6 mins: It's been an extremely slow start in the heat of Yamoussoukro, early flashpoint aside.

Ismaila Sarr gets in down the right channel but his effort is blocked by Mohamed Camara, leading to a Senegal corner that ends up safely in the hands of Guinea goalkeeper Ibrahim Kone.

Guinea 0-0 Senegal

17:05 , George Flood

3 mins: Tempers are already flaring in this heated west African derby showdown as both sets of players clash.

It's already boiling over as the referee from Burundi tries to diffuse an early flashpoint.

It was Naby Keita and Nampalys Mendy who kicked that off with an off-the-ball spat.

Guinea vs Senegal

17:02 , George Flood


Underway in Yamoussoukro!

A point will be enough for holders Senegal to top the group, while a Guinea win would see them snatch first place at the last

Guinea vs Senegal

17:00 , George Flood

The teams are out, the national anthems are done and kick-off is imminent at the sunny Charles Konan Banny Stadium.

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Guinea FA appeal for calm after six people die in post-Gambia celebrations

16:54 , George Flood

There has been an appeal for calm if Guinea beat Senegal this evening after six people tragically died in the country during celebrations following the win over The Gambia.

"What is important is that our fans and the public celebrate in a very measured fashion," the Guinea Football Federation's media manager Amadou Makadji told the BBC this week.

"They have to be very careful to not put themselves in danger, because the goal of football is to bring joy and not leave families bereaved."

He added: "We do not want deaths to mourn, so we call on everyone to celebrate but to take care of themselves so that nothing happens to them.

"Guinea is a country where people are very, very passionate about football and they experience football like nowhere else in the world."

Two enforced Senegal changes from Cameroon win

16:36 , George Flood

There are two enforced changes from Aliou Cisse to the Senegal team that ran out 3-1 winners over Cameroon last time out.

The suspended Abdou Diallo and injured Lamine Camara make way for Abdoulaye Seck and former Leicester midfielder Nampalys Mendy.

Centre-back Diallo serves an automatic one-match ban after being booked in both Senegal's opening group games.

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Naby Keita and Serhou Guirassy start for Guinea

16:25 , George Flood

Captain Naby Keita and star striker Serhou Guirassy are both fit to start in a major double boost for Guinea this evening.

Antoine Conte, Mohamed Camara, Saidou Sow, Amadou Diawara and Facinet Conte also return to the starting lineup, replacing Julian Jeanvier, Mouctar Diakhaby, Ibrahim Diakite, Sekou Sylla and Ilaix Moriba.

Morgan Guilavogui and Mohamed Bayo also drop to the bench.

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Senegal lineup

16:03 , George Flood

Starting XI: Edouard Mendy, Diatta, Seck, Koulibaly, Jakobs, Pape Sarr, Pape Gueye, Nampalys Mendy, Ismaila Sarr, Habibou Diallo, Mane

Subs: Ahmadou Dieng, Gomis, Formose Mendy, Idrissa Gueye, Jackson, Kouyate, Ciss, Ballo-Toure, Iliman-Cheikh Ndiaye, Diaw, Camara, Niakhate Ndiaye

Guinea lineup

16:02 , George Flood

Starting XI: Kone, Antoine Conte, Mohamed Camara, Sow, Issiaga Sylla, Toure, Diawara, Aguibou Camara, Naby Keita, Facinet Conte, Guirassy

Subs: Moriba, Bayo, Diakite, Karim Cisse, Seydouba Cisse, Moussa Camara, Konate, Sekou Sylla, Kante, Aly Keita, Diakhaby, Guilavogui

Kaba Diawara aims to stay in Yamoussoukro for knockout clash

15:56 , George Flood

As well as potentially getting an easier opponent (in theory) in the last 16, Guinea coach - and former Arsenal and West Ham striker - Kaba Diawara spoke of the desire to finish top of Group C so that his side's first knockout game would be back at the Charles Konan Banny Stadium in Yamoussoukro.

The runners-up from Group C and the third-place team, if they get through, will both have to head to the capital Abidjan for their last-16 games.

Diawara also insisted that all the pressure is on holders Senegal this evening.

“We have four points so far, which is good, but it is not enough," he said.

"We play all the matches to win, and victory over Senegal means that we will go top of the group, and we will not have to travel for the next match.

"We will benefit from the return of all injured players and go for all three points.

"We will face the defending champion, who have six points and has scored six goals so far.

"The pressure will not be on us, but on Senegal because they are African champions”.

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Head to head record

15:40 , George Flood

The match Aliou Cisse is referring to there is the tame goalless draw between the sides during the group stages of the last AFCON in Cameroon, which Senegal went on to win of course via a dramatic penalty shootout against Egypt in the final.

The neighbours have met twice since then, with Senegal winning both African Nations Championship matches 1-0 last year.

Guinea have not beaten Senegal since 2019, with the Lions of Teranga boasting 28 wins overall to their rivals' 16, with 15 draws.


Aliou Cisse relishing Guinea derby showdown

15:30 , George Flood

The derby factor adds some nice extra spice to tonight's Group C decider in Yamoussoukro.

There's always an added edge to these clashes between the west African neighbours, and this week's build-up has been no different.

“We prepared for the match seriously and professionally, just as we had prepared for previous matches. The match between Senegal and Guinea is a much-anticipated derby in West Africa," said Senegal boss Aliou Cisse.

"There are three derbies in our group. Our third match is important, and we are counting on a win in order to stay in the lead.

"We put the matches between Gambia and Cameroon in the past. The match in which we faced Guinea during the Cameroon edition was difficult due to the Corona pandemic, and the year 2022 is not like 2024”.


Group C permutations

15:16 , George Flood

Senegal need to just avoid defeat this evening to advance as Group C winners and set up a last-16 tie against a third-place team from Group A, B or F back at the Charles Konan Banny Stadium in Yamoussoukro next Monday night.

A draw would see Guinea definitely confirmed as runners-up, while they would even leapfrog Senegal with a victory and win the group.

Cameroon have surely got to win in Bouake to avoid an early exit, while they could even get second place if they beat The Gambia, Senegal also win and they erase a three-goal swing with Guinea.

The Gambia can still finish third, but it would take a lot to go their way to advance as one of the four best third-place teams.

The runners-up from Group C will play Nigeria in the last 16 at the Felix Houphouet Boigny Stadium in Abidjan on Saturday night.

The third-place team, if they go through, could well play surprise package Equatorial Guinea on Sunday.

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Guinea vs Senegal prediction

15:01 , George Flood

With Senegal likely to afford their squad players a chance to impress, a draw seems likely.

A 1-1 draw.

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Senegal team news

14:58 , George Flood

AFCON holdersSenegal have injury concerns of their own, with Metz midfielder Lamine Camara - who scored a brace in the opening win over The Gambia last week - facing a late fitness test along with striker Habib Diallo.

However, Rangers forward Abdallah Sima has already left the competition due to a thigh injury suffered in training.

Rangers boss Philippe Clement has confirmed this afternoon that he expects the issue to keep Sima sidelined for the long-term.

Chelsea's Nicolas Jackson is among those hoping to start if head coach Aliou Cisse decides to make changes this evening.

Jackson has appeared as a substitute in both matches so far for the Lions of Teranga.


Guinea team news

14:52 , George Flood

Guinea will hope that star striker Serhou Guirassy and captain Naby Keita are both fit to feature in Yamoussoukro this evening.

Stuttgart frontman Guirassy - the second top scorer in the Bundesliga so far this season with 17 goals, behind only Harry Kane - has yet to play at this AFCON due to injury, having missed out altogether in the battling draw against Cameroon before being an unused substitute in the 1-0 win over The Gambia secured by Aguibou Camara's second-half effort.

Meanwhile, former Liverpool midfielder Keita did not come off the bench against Cameroon and made only a brief substitute's cameo against The Gambia following his own knock.

Winger Francois Kamano is available again tonight after serving his one-match suspension for that red card for standing on the Achilles of Cameroon striker Frank Magri last week.


Where to watch Guinea vs Senegal

14:44 , George Flood

TV channel: The game will be broadcast live in the UK on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Ultra HDR.

Live stream: Subscribers will also be able to watch on a live stream online via the Sky Go app.

Welcome to Guinea vs Senegal live coverage

14:41 , George Flood

Good afternoon and welcome to Standard Sport's live coverage of Guinea vs Senegal at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

Top spot in Group C is on the line on what is sure to be another exhilarating evening of AFCON action in Ivory Coast, with Cameroon also taking on The Gambia.

Kick-off at the Charles Konan Banny Stadium is at 5pm GMT, so stay tuned for live minute-by-minute updates plus all the latest team news and reaction.

Will the holders secure top spot and continue their 100 per cent to their title defence?

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