Sunday January 29, 2012 Group Stage: Group A Finished Estadio de Bata

Libya 2 - 1 Senegal

  • Albosefe 5’, 84’
  • N'Diaye 11’

  1. African Cup of Nations - Libya exit with win over Senegal

    African Cup of Nations - Libya exit with win over Senegal

    Libya won an African Cup of Nations match on foreign soil for the first time as they beat Senegal 2-1 in a Group A match in Bata. More

  • Live Commentary

    • Libya
    • Senegal
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    • 90+4' There's the final whistle! Libya beat Senegal, but it won't be enough to take them through to the quarter-finals. Nonetheless, it's a fine win, and Amara Traore's Senegal go home pointless.
    • 90+3' Libya head a poor corner away to the edge of the box, then an overhead kick sends the ball deep downfield.
    • 90+3' Senegal win a corner deep in stoppage time, on the right-hand side.
    • 90+2' Mohamed Diame goes down in a big heap inside the box. Never any chance of a penalty for that.
    • 90+1' Three minutes of time added on will be played.
    • 90' Senegal are finally attacking with a bit of purpose - but they really should have done so about two-and-a-half games ago.
    • 89' Libya's goalkeeper Samir Abboud has gone down injured. I wouldn't be surprised if he was milking whatever ailment he has - Libya just trying to see out these last few minutes.
    • 88' Senegal look like they are going home with no points after defeats in all three games. This was meant to be one of the easiest groups, and the Senegalese were favourites to go through, but this has been a right mess of a tournament from them.
    • 87' GOAL DISALLOWED!! A powerful strike by Cisse is saved, Camara nets the rebound, but the flag is up for offside - Camara was just offside when the initial shot was saved.
    • 85' Libya have certainly shown more desire in this game, and few would begrudge them a win.
    • 84' So, Libya take the advantage with six minutes to play thanks to Albosefe's second goal of the evening - but the result of the other game is going against them.
    • 83' GOAL!! Libya in front and it's an absolute cracker from Albosefe! The ball is centred by Zouay and Albosefe crunches a volley into the right corner of the net.
    • 81' Al Sharif dribbles through the middle for Libya - he declines to pass and is eventually crowded out.
    • 80' A real waste that for Senegal, and the culprit was one of their more technically-accomplished players, Moussa Sow, who has just joined Fenerbahce.
    • 79' A real chance for Senegal as Moussa Sow dribbles into the final third with Papiss Cisse in acres of space... but the pass is terrible!
    • 77' Osman dribbles into the Senegalese box, but eventually gets crowded out.
    • 74' The game has gone pretty dead since the news of that Zambian goal fitered through. I think the Libyans must have heard about it.
    • 73' Moussa Sow! The Senegal substitute latches onto a ball in the box but fires it wide.
    • 71' Senegal knock it long down the left channel, but Younes Al Shibani sees it our for a throw.
    • 70' So, can either side step it up as we go into the last 20 minutes?
    • 68' And there has been a goal in the other game! Zambia have taken the lead against Equatorial Guinea! That puts Zambia on course to top Group A, and it means that unless Equatorial Guinea score twice (and Libya find a winner) the Libyans are going out.
    • 67' Zouay hits a shot that loops up off a defender and is saved by Khadim Ndiaye... and he carries it behind for a corner.
    • 65' Senegal somehow get away with a terrible foul throw - they're never called, are they?
    • 64' Ndiaye hits the free-kick... straight into the wall.
    • 63' Yet another Libyan foul, and the players are starting to get a bit chippy here.
    • 61' Another Libyan change: Abdalah Al Sharif replaces Suiueinei Abubaker.
    • 60' Zouay hits a shot that deflects behind for a Libyan corner... Senegal are awarded a free-kick for a supposed infringement on the goalkeeper. Didn't see anything wrong there...
    • 58' The tempo down on the pitch has slowed right down. There is a small pocket of Senegal fans trying to inspire their team, but there is very little quality down on the pitch.
    • 57' Esnany is coming off, with Ahmed Marwan replacing him.
    • 55' A wasteful free-kick from Niang, but Djamal puts it out for a corner so Senegal have another chance.
    • 54' More tough tackling as Niang is taken out - again by Esnany. A shooting chance for Senegal out on the left.
    • 53' The cards are out again - Senegal's Deme Ndiaye for a late and muscular challenge on Mohamed Esnany.
    • 51' Poor defending from Senegal nearly lets Osman in, then the goalkeeper Khadim Ndiaye shows admirable (reckless?) composure to take the ball round an attacker and play a short pass out from the back.
    • 50' The reports from Malabo suggest Zambia are not making too much of an effort against Equatorial Guinea, which is bad news for Libya. Not sure why they wouldn't try. At the moment, Zambia will face Ivory Coast in the last eight. Win and they get Angola.
    • 48' Diame plays a free-kick into the box, but it's poor and Libya clear.
    • 47' Souleymane Camara has been fouled again by Almagrabi who is on a booking.
    • 46' A half-time change for Senegal - one Newcastle striker for another, as Papiss Cisse replaces Demba Ba.
    • 46' Second half under way in Bata!
    • 45+2' Mangane has a chance at the back post but he has strayed offside - and that's half-time. One each here in Bata. Goalless between Equatorial Guinea and Zambia. We'll be back in a few minutes.
    • 45+2' Camara fouled again, and this time it's a yellow to Almagrabi. Persistent fouling.
    • 45+1' Just one minute of added time to be played.
    • 45' Now another Senegal free-kick for a foul on Papa Diakhate.
    • 44' Down goes Souleymane Camara, and Senegal have a good chance from the free-kick...
    • 43' Osman at the heart of everything good from Libya - his cross from the left is decent but cleared by Diawara.
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    • 40' Almagrabi delivers the free-kick into the danger zone, but there is deemed to be a push in the box and Senegal have a free-kick.
    • 39' Yellow card for Senegal's Mengane for a late tackle on Ahmed Zouay.
    • 37' Niang takes a long ball on his chest, but the ball rather clangs off him and goes out for a goal kick.
    • 36' Senegal are the technically superior side, but they just look lethargic and lackadaisical - and that will suit Newcastle fans hoping for the swift return of Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse.
    • 34' Still goalless in the other game in this group - remember Zambia need to lose for Libya to have any chance of going through. Eq. Guinea v Zambia: LIVE
    • 33' Off the line! Niang tries an overhead kick from close range - he doesn't make good contact and it is cleared by the man on the line! Senegal nearly back in front.
    • 31' Libya take a free-kick quickly, but Osman blazes it high and wide.
    • 29' Ndiaye is forced wide and tries to cross left-footed - hopeless effort, high over the bar.
    • 28' Osman looks a class player and he knocks a ball down the line for Almagrabi to chase... it goes out for a goal-kick.
    • 26' Daf, who has been booked, flies into another challenge. Referee Seechurn Rajindraparsad of Mauritius takes a lenient view, but Daf is walking a fine line.
    • 25' Osman delivers a free-kick into the box, and Djamal gets his head on it, but sends it high over the bar.
    • 23' Still goalless in the Equatorial Guinea-Zambia game. Not saying anything's going on, but a draw does suit both sides in that one.
    • 21' Apologies for the naming variations with the Libyan players. From now on I'll still to those used in the team list below. So Albosefe scored the opening goal.
    • 20' Senegal corner on their left... put into a good area, but it is well-defended. Libya have a chance to break but Osman's pass is blocked.
    • 18' Senegal are starting to control possession.. at last, we are seeing their technical ability.
    • 16' There's a man down injured - it's Libya's Saad. As soon as he's got his free-kick he's back on his fee. And in fact it looks like the Senegal player won the ball.
    • 15' Senegal win a free-kick 40 yards out that Ndiaye swings into the box... headed clear by Libya.
    • 13' Omar Daf slides in heavily on El Mughrabi and that will be a Libya free-kick on the left... crossed into the mixer but headed clear.
    • 12' Well, a cracking start - two goals in the first 12 minutes atoning for the lack of atmosphere inside the ground.
    • 11' GOAL!! Senegal on terms! A corner is swung in from the Senegal left and Deme Ndiaye heads into the net! A poor goal for Libya to concede.
    • 10' It has been a terrible tournament for Senegal, and today they have big names like Niang, Demba Ba and Mohamed Diame starting... a baffling failure.
    • 8' We'll bring you all the latest developments from the Equatorial Guinea-Zambia game, and if you want full coverage you can find it here: Eq. Guinea v Zambia: LIVE
    • 7' Starting line-ups: SENEGAL: Mbengue - P Diakhate, Diawara, Mangane, Niang, Camara, N NDiaye, K Ndiaye, Daf, Demba Ba, Diame... LIBYA: Belrrish, Shibani, El Monir, Osman Saad, El Moghrabi, Ali Salama, Suiueinei, Zuway, Albusaifi, Jamal Mohamed.
    • 6' So, Libya are doing their bit - if they win and Zambia lose, they will be through to the quarter-finals.
    • 5' GOAL!! LIBYA IN FRONT! Osman drifts inside from the left and plays a perfect ball for Albusaifi Ihab, who pokes the ball between the goalkeeper's legs! Cracking goal.
    • 4' Mamadou Niang glides past one man, but is dispossessed by Abubaker before he can get a shot away.
    • 3' This match is being played at the Bata Stadium in Bata, Equatorial Guinea - and it must be said the stadium is pretty much empty.
    • 2' Senegal are out, but they will want to leave on a high note after a miserable tournament.
    • 1' Off we go! Libya can still go through from Group A. They have to win this match and hope Zambia lose against Equatorial Guinea.
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  • Summary

    • 87' GOAL DISALLOWED!! A powerful strike by Cisse is saved, Camara nets the rebound, but the flag is up for offside - Camara was just offside when the initial shot was saved.

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Libya

    Manager: Marcos Paquetá

  • Senegal

    Manager: Amara Traoré

  • Line-up

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