MATCH CENTRE

TUE 02 JULY 2019, 21:00, ISMAILIA

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Angola crash out, Mali win Group E

by Staff Reporter

Tue July 02, 23:00

Angola hopes of advancing into the last 16 of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations were dashed on Tuesday night when they succumbed 1-0 at the hands of Group E winners Mali in Ismailia.

The Eagles top the pool and go through to face Ivory Coast in the next round, with their clash against a fellow West African heavyweight set for the Suez Stadium next Monday.

The Palancas Negras, meanwhile, finished third but their record is not strong enough to qualify as one of the four ‘lucky losers’ to advance.

Angola had a wonderful chance to claim the lead as early as the fourth minute, with Gelson Dala put clean through on goal and with only Djigui Diarra to beat, but the forward put a tame shot straight into the arms of the goalkeeper.

Angola’s ‘keeper Toni Cabaca pulled off two good saves in quick succession just after the quarter-hour mark to deny Adama Traore and Falaye Sacko, as Mali began to move through the gears and show their class in attack.

On 32 minutes the Eagles came close again, with Kalifa Coulibaly getting on the end of a corner kick and sending a glancing header just wide of the far post.

Yet the West African heavyweights didn’t have to wait much longer to take the lead, with Amadou Haidara ripping home a superb long-range shot in the 37th minute to make it 1-0 to Mali – a lead they held up to the half-time interval.

The Palancas Negras opted for a double change early in the second half, sending on Wilson Eduardo and Manuel Show in an effort to bolster their attack and get back in the game.

Yet they never really threatened Diarra in the Mali goal, struggling to put together any sustained pressure. In fact, the Eagles looked the likelier scorers through the second half, using their pace and power to good effect.

Angola 0
Mali (1) 1 (A. Haidara 37’)

Angola: Cabaca, Gaspar, Massunguna, Paizo, Bastos, Herenilson, Djalma, Fredy (Show 52’), Dala, Geraldo (Mabululu 81’), Mateus (Eduardo 52’)

Mali: Diarra, Kouyate, Wague, Sacko, A. Haidara (Omar 73’), M. Haidara, L. Coulibaly, Noss, Doumbia (Koita 58’), K. Coulibaly, Traore (Marega 81’)

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
GROUP STAGE ISMAILIA
ANGOLA GOALS MALI GOALS
4. Amadou Haidara (37')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
3 1
ANGOLA STARTING LINEUP MALI STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
12
Goalkeeper
69'
16
Defender
90 + 2'
15
Defender
29'
2
Defender
17
Defender
5
Defender
6
Defender
80'
18
Defender
13
8
Midfielder
81'
14
Forward/Striker
52'
9
Midfielder
21
Forward/Striker
7
Midfielder
37'
73'
4
Forward/Striker
81'
11
Midfielder
11
Forward/Striker
10
Midfielder
58'
7
Forward/Striker
52'
17
Forward/Striker
10
SUBSTITUTIONS
Wilson Eduardo
Forward/Striker
52'
20
Sekou Koita
Forward/Striker
58'
12
Manuel Cafumana Show
Midfielder
52'
4
Cheick Doucoure Omar
Midfielder
73'
18
Agostinho Mabululu
Forward/Striker
81'
14
Moussa Marega
Forward/Striker
81'
9
CARDS
Bruno Gaspar
Defender
29'
2
Djigui Diarra
Goalkeeper
69'
16
Herenilson de Carmo
Defender
80'
18
Bastos Quissanga
Defender
90 + 2'
15
KEY
Goal
Penalty Missed
Yellow Card
Substitute IN
Own Goal
Penalty Shootout Goal
Yellow / Red Card
Substitute OUT
Penalty
Penalty Shootout Miss
Red Card
Injury
GALLERY
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