It was a pretty poor game in Ismailia with few good chances, and goalless to boot. Benin won't care. Ghana top Group F after beating Guinea-Bissau 2-0 in Suez. Goodnight!
- 2nd Half
- Toko EkambiBassogog83'
- Zambo Anguissa77'
- Sutchuin DjoumBoumal66'
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- 1st Half
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Benin - Cameroon
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And that's full-time. Benin are through! They are delighted. Cameroon, defending champions, finish second in the group with five points on goals scored. They're set to play Nigeria in the knockouts.
There'll be two more minutes of this. Oyongo, who has seen plenty of space down the left pushing up from left-back for Cameroon, is booked.
As it stands...
It's still 2-0 in Suez to Ghana.
Cameroon hit the bar with a header from a corner! But the whistle has already gone for an infringement. Bassogog, player of the tournament last time around, comes on for Toko for the Indomitable Lions.
There's less than 10 minutes left and, you know what I'm going to say - neither side are looking like opening the scoring and are increasingly happy with the draw.
Sessegnon belts a free-kick from outside the box but it's blocked by a lone defender for Cameroon. Looked destined for the goal, that.
Poté makes an appearance for the hobbling Djigla. They'll want another goal from Poté, one the Squirrels' stars.
In Ismailia, it's a free-kick to Cameroon - from shooting distance... but floated in and comes to nothing.
As it stands, Ghana will top the group on goals scored.
And they've just got a second, Ghana.
Meanwhile in Suez, Ghana take the lead against Guinea-Bissau via Jordan Ayew just after the break there.
Boumal is coming on for Cameroon in midfield, replacing Djoum who's on a yellow card.
Mounié, though, is still having to do all the work up top for Benin and remains isolated.
The Squirrels are at the Indomitable Lions' ankles, here. Nibbling away. It's opening up and Benin are forcing the issue. Cameroon will hope to hit them on the break.
Sessegnon is the creative spark in midfield for the Squirrels, but his teammates aren't quite on the same wavelength and Cameroon clear comfortably before there's any danger.
Barazé, on this occasion, gets a deserved yellow card for a cynical foul.
Cameroon are hitting Oyongo down their left with raking passes, much like in the early stages of the first half.
Wasted free-kick from Kunde Malong wide right. Kluivert is unamused with several teammates waiting in the box.
Sessegnon does well to win a free-kick in midfield for the Squirrels, and Benin are starting with more purpose in the second half. Let's see how long that lasts.
Fussy referee, Sadok Selmi, starts the second half. Selmi doesn’t look all that pleased with the delay.
Cameroon are making a change. Njie for comes on for the Indomitable Lions, replacing Fai.
Mounié was booked just before half-time, and as a result he'll miss Benin's next game if there's one. None of the bookings tonight have particularly warranted cards.
And that's half-time. Benin will have to commit more to attacking in the second half unless they want to risk settling for a draw. Cameroon will be disappointed not to be ahead. See you in 10 minutes.
... Barazé whips in a good, but ultimately too high, ball from near the corner flag. Goal kick Cameroon and the half is petering out.
Another yellow card for Cameroon and this time it's the full-back Fai. Free-kick to Benin..
Despite Cameroon's dominance, they're not doing a great deal with it and, in fairness, Benin are defending well. Benin have to come out at some point. Probably not before half-time, though, you'd imagine.
Oyongo for Cameroon takes his turn to smash one from distance over the bar too.
Chance for Benin! Tough, floating ball to hit from a corner, although unchallenged, is swiped at and the rebound then blazed over the bar.
Half an hour or so in and the game's opening up a bit. Benin scoring first would make things very interesting...
It’s enough for Patrick Kluivert to get on his feet and start pointing. Slight scare for Cameroon, that. But they've been otherwise untroubled.
Great chance for Benin at the near post! But Cameroon scramble it clear.
It's still goalless between Guinea-Bissau and Ghana in the other game in Group F.
Decent stadium, this.
Cameroon, if you can't otherwise already tell, are well in control of this match so far.
Choupo-Moting creates a great chance on the edge of the box having been put through but Allagbé, again, tips the low shot round the post. Corner to Cameroon.
Sutchuin Djoum is booked for an innocuous looking challenge.
... Oyongo hits one across his body after a lay-off from the free-kick, heading for the bottom corner. Allagbé gets the slightest of touches which the assistants don't spot.
Free-kick to Cameroon, 25-yards out right of centre...
Ball over the top to Bahoken for Cameroon... which is pulled back for offside. But replays show he was just level. Sadok Selmi's assistant has left him down there.
Lovely delivery by Kunde Malong, this time from the right for Cameroon, but Allagbé tips the cross over the bar.
Toko has another opportunity from close range, but he can't sort his feet out. It's all Cameroon now and from their left side via Oyongo.
Great chance for Toko Ekambi for Cameroon! But he heads over from close range.
Early opportunity for Benin with a corner but Cameroon clear easily.
After a moment’s contemplation, we’re underway.
The teams are out, the national anthems are playing. We’re five minutes from kick-off.
Defending champions, Cameroon, will want to top this group - so it could be a fascinating game given Benin's predicament. Benin will have to start without their top and only scorer in the finals, Poté.
I wonder what Clarence Seedorf makes of Dussuyer’s changes...
Cameroon's captain, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting - on the bench on Saturday - starts up front.
For Benin, it’s unexpectedly all change by Michel Dussuyer.
Allagbé replaces Farnolle in goal. Imorou starts ahead of Kiki in defence, and only Sessegnon retains his place in midfield. Mounié starts up top.
And here's Cameroon:
Here's how Benin line up:
Benin, meanwhile, can throw the group wide open were they to beat and leapfrog Cameroon. However, another draw would do for Benin, who were unlucky not to register against Guinea-Bissau having had 16 shots and dominating the 0-0.
Cameroon require only a draw against Benin to finish top of Group F. The Indomitable Lions comfortably took all three points from Guinea-Bissau, before playing out a drab draw with Ghana.
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