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AFCON 2015: A day of draws

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Ivory Coast 1-1 Guinea

Ivory Coast fought back to draw their Africa Cup of Nations opener with Guinea, despite having Gervinho sent off early in the second half.

Guinea took a 36th-minute lead when Mohamed Yattara volleyed in.

Ex-Arsenal striker Gervinho, who had hit the bar in the first half, was dismissed on 58 minutes for a slap.

Ibrahima Traore almost doubled the lead when his shot hit the bar, but Ivory Coast rescued themselves when Seydou Doumbia slotted low into the corner.

Mali 1-1 Cameroon

Ambroise Oyongo scored his first goal for Cameroon to rescue a point against Mali in their opening match.

The right-back charged into the penalty area to collect a pass from Raoul Loe and controlled brilliantly before slotting home from close range.

Sambou Yatabare had put Mali ahead when he drilled home a low shot from inside the six-yard box.

Yatabare thought he had won it in the final minute when he headed home a free-kick but he was flagged offside.


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