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CAN 2015: Group A - EQG, CON, BFA, GAB

AFCON 2015

GROUP A


Saturday, 17 January 2015

Bata, 17:00 CET
EQUATORIAL GUINEA 1-1 CONGO
(Emilio Nsue 16'; Bifouma 87')

Bata, 20:00 CET
BURKINA FASO 2-0 GABON
(Aubameyang 19', Evouna 72')


Current Standings
1 GABON ........1G 1W 0D 0L 2-0 3P
2 CONGO .........1G 0W 1D 0L 1-1 1P
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2 EQ. GUINEA .....1G 0W 1D 0L 1-1 1P
4 BURKINA FASO ..1G 0W 0D 1L 0-2 0P



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Congolese players will be exhausted at the end of the day.

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The opening match of CAN 2015 just finished and the hosts Equatorial Guinea didn't manage better than a 1-1 draw against Congo. I've watched the second half and Congo looked much better.

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Agree, they missed a sitter before the equalizer and they had their chances in the final minutes. Decent game considering the two teams involved and the fact it was tournament opener
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AFCON 2015

GROUP A


Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Bata, 17:00 CET
EQUATORIAL GUINEA 0-0 BURKINA FASO


Bata, 20:00 CET
GABON 0-1 CONGO
(Oniangue 48')


Current Standings
1 CONGO ........2G 1W 1D 0L 2-1 4P
2 GABON ..........2G 1W 0D 1L 2-1 3P
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3 EQ. GUINEA ......2G 0W 2D 0L 1-1 2P
4 BURKINA FASO ...2G 0W 1D 1L 0-2 1P




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Burkina Faso's finishing in this tournament has been poor and after two matches because of that they only have one point and zero goals to show for it. They played better than the hosts but couldn't convert their chances. Equatorial Guinea became pretty conservative as the game went on but they had their chances too
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The level of this group is ridiculous. I guess that's the price CAF has to pay for getting a replacement host country in such a short period.

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Another draw, chances of a winner in the Gabon - Congo game?

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Another draw, chances of a winner in the Gabon - Congo game?
Gabon are favourites but Congo looked good in the second half against Equatorial Guinea.

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This game is so boring the commentators on my stream started talking about how strict FIFA are with their accreditation passes and started telling stories of what happens if you lose it
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Thank god a goal has been scored, sloppy defending on a corner by Gabon. Hopefully it provides a spark to this game, a much needed one
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This game is so boring the commentators on my stream started talking about how strict FIFA are with their accreditation passes and started telling stories of what happens if you lose it


Tottenham v Sheffield United made me fall asleep first half, at least this games had a goal now.

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AFCON 2015

GROUP A


Sunday, 25 January 2015

Bata, 19:00 CET
GABON 0-2 EQUATORIAL GUINEA
(Javier Balboa 55' pen., Ibán Salvador 86')

Ebebiyín, 19:00 CET
CONGO 2-1 BURKINA FASO
(Bifouma 52', N'Guessi Ondama 87'; Bancé 86')


Final Standings
1 CONGO ........3G 2W 1D 0L 4-2 7P
2 EQ. GUINEA ......3G 1W 2D 0L 3-1 5P
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3 GABON ..........3G 1W 0D 2L 2-3 3P
4 BURKINA FASO ...3G 0W 1D 2L 1-4 1P




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Looks like Burkina Faso are out, Eq Guinea have taken the lead despite Gabon being the better side
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Equatorial Guinea add a second goal with minutes to go and they will make the quarterfinals for the second time in 3 editions of the tournament, of course both times they have hosted. Gabon did well but once they were chasing the game they didn't really create much

Looks like this group will finish "upside down" with Burkina Faso finishing bottom and Congo finishing top, though I guess Congo are no flukes considering their good results in qualifying, also Bifouma looks like an interesting player, plays in La Liga

Burkina Faso will be the most disappointed as they actually created loads of chances but failed to convert them, scoring only one goal when it was really too late
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Great to se Jorge Costa choking big time. Hateful character.

Congo was clearly the best side in this group, no doubt Claude Leroy's touch here.

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