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Summary

  1. Traore scores equaliser after good skill
  2. All three Group D games have been 1-1
  3. Ivory Coast draw with Mali in early game
  4. Gradel sweeps home late leveller

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By James Gheerbrant and Emlyn Begley

All times stated are UK

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Goodbye

We're done here, after what in my opinion was arguably the best day of Afcon 2015 so far. If you dropped in on a day of massive footballing action elsewhere, our sincere thanks.

We're back tomorrow when we will decide our first two quarter-finalists in Group A. See you then at the slightly later time of 17:00 GMT.

Cameroon 1-1 Guinea

Afcon Group D table
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And before we go, a quick look at that group. Not much to say - it literally could not be tighter. Win the last match and your through, basically.

We think that if there is one positive result and one draw in the final round of fixtures, the teams that draw will finish equal second and will have to be separated by the drawing of lots to decide who qualifies.

Bring. It. On.

Cameroon 1-1 Guinea

Cameroon v Guinea match stats
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A very even game. Guinea shaded possession despite being under the cosh for much of the second period, but Cameroon had more efforts.

A finely-balanced contest fitting of this closely-fought group.

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BBC Sport's Steve Crossman in Malabo

"Really enjoyed that game and it has left this group wonderfully poised.

"The Cameroon v Ivory Coast game here in Malabo on Wednesday will be something special.

"Will we see 'the real' Ivory Coast as Kolo Toure told me?

"There's not much in it but Cameroon have probably been the best of the four, although Guinea have a strong claim to that too."

FULL-TIME

Cameroon 1-1 Guinea

All over in Malabo. Cameroon will wonder how they failed to win that, spurning two gilt-edged chances, but they could equally have conceded a penalty at the death.

Benjamin Moukandjo's early goal was deservedly cancelled out by Ibrahima Traore's cracking strike. Guinea faded in the second half but came on strong right at the end. Overall, a draw probably a fair result.

Cameroon 1-1 Guinea

And now Guinea want a penalty! Ibrahima Conte surges into the box and is brought down by Raoul Loe as he bears down on the keeper. Cameroon have got away with one there...Three minutes added.

CLOSE!

Cameroon 1-1 Guinea

And from it Cameroon miss a glorious opportunity to score the winner. Eric Choupo-Moting's delivery is flicked on and falls perfectly onto the forehead of Stephane Mbia, but the captain steers his header wide from four yards. Unbelievable miss.

Cameroon 1-1 Guinea

Now it's Guinea's turn to give away a dangerous free-kick as Abdoulaye Cisse needlessly brings down Eric Choupo-Moting...

Cameroon 1-1 Guinea

Oh, that's criminal. Ibrahima Conte sees his name in lights, and smacks a giddy effort over the crossbar. Wasteful.

Cameroon 1-1 Guinea

Guinea are coming back into this though. A quick free-kick sends Ibrahima Conte down the left, and his cross hits Edgar Salli's hand. Free-kick right on the edge of the area...

CLOSE!

Cameroon 1-1 Guinea

Again Cameroon pick the Guinea defence apart! A delicious through-ball from Eric Choupo-Moting unlocks the defence, Franck Etoundi squares it to the near post, where only brave goalkeeping from Naby Yattara denies Edgar Salli. The keeper takes a while to get to his feet after taking a clattering there.

Cameroon 1-1 Guinea

BBC Sport's Steve Crossman in Malabo

"Franck Etoundi is on! About time too. He won the cup with FC Zurich last season, that may or may not be relevant but he has looked promising every time I've seen him."

SUBSTITUTION

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Franck Etoundi, brother of Cameroon skipper Stephane Mbia, is on. Porto striker Vincent Aboubakar, who has been well below his best, departs.

Cameroon 1-1 Guinea

BBC Sport's Steve Crossman in Malabo

"If this ends 1-1 there is going to be the possibility for a brilliant equation when it comes to the final games.

"Drawing of lots is a real possibility bearing in mind all four games would have ended with the same scoreline.

"A four-way tie would be even more bizarre. Reasonably sure that in that circumstance the captains then play Twister to decide."

CLOSE!

Cameroon 1-1 Guinea

Finally an opening for Guinea, and how well they work it! A deep cross is recovered at the back post by Mohamed Yattara, who feeds Naby Keita but the substitute blazes over from seven yards. That's a big miss.

Cameroon 1-1 Guinea

Guinea are showing very little ambition here. They're just sitting back and letting Cameroon come at them. Dangerous game. Benjamin Moukandjo, an absolute Duracell bunny of a player, plays a neat give-and-go with Eric Choupo-Moting and is unlucky to see his cross ricochet for a goalkick.

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Aidan Smith: I predict a Cameroon winner by Aurelien Chedjou. Quality full-back.

Cameroon 1-1 Guinea

All Cameroon now. Henri Bedimo raids down the left again, his cut-back is deflected to the the edge of the area, where Edgar Salli's shot is well blocked by Fode Camara.

Cameroon 1-1 Guinea

BBC Sport's Steve Crossman in Malabo

"Our friend from the 39th minute with the 'Je suis Samuel Eto'o' sign has added Alex Song to his piece of A4.

"So in case you haven't kept up... he's both Samuel Eto'o and Alex Song.

"He only holds it up when they miss a chance, perhaps because every missed chance is a reminder of who he wishes were in the team?

"Trying to work out who he'll be next, I think he'll be Roger Milla."

SUBSTITUTION

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Seydouba Soumah has put a shift in for Guinea, and now he's off - Naby Keita of Red Bull Salzburg replaces him.

CLOSE!

Cameroon 1-1 Guinea

Would you believe it, Aboubakar has missed another one, and it's an absolute sitter. Wing-back Henri Bedimo is sprung into space down the left, he sends in a perfect cross which cuts out the onrushing keeper and Aboubakar somehow manages to glance it wide of the gaping net. A huge let-off for Guinea.

Cameroon 1-1 Guinea

Cameroon are starting to create chances now. Benjamin Moukandjo sweeps a cross into the area from the right, and Vincent Aboubakar, who hasn't really got into this game, completely misses the bouncing ball under no pressure.

SUBSTITUTION

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First change for Cameroon. Ambroise Oyongo makes way for Jerome Guihoata.

Cameroon 1-1 Guinea

And another great opportunity for Cameroon. A long free-kick is hoisted into the area, Guinea don't attack the ball at the back post and Stephane Mbia and Raoul Loe contrive to get in each other's way to mess up a free header.

CLOSE!

Cameroon 1-1 Guinea

Cameroon have the best chance of the second half. Eric Choupo-Moting spreads the ball to Benjamin Moukandjo on the right wing, and his low centre is so nearly turned in by Edgar Salli at the near post.

Cameroon 1-1 Guinea

It's a slow-burning second half so far. Seydouba Soumah drives infield for Guinea but tries to play his through-ball too early and Aurelien Chedjou intercepts.

Cameroon 1-1 Guinea

BBC Sport's Steve Crossman in Malabo

"There is a ticking time bomb in the stands just in front of us. A Guinea fan wearing a vest of his national colours and a Cameroon supporter in an NBA jersey will not leave each other alone.

"Back on the pitch hopefully it's a matter of time before we Stephane Mbia's brother Franck Etoundi.

"They hadn't seen each other in 10 years prior to Etoundi's first call up in November, Stephane told me Franck will be one of Africa's best players in the coming years."

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Carol Markovicz: Guinea did well against Ivory Coast. But i still think that Cameroon will win.

Cameroon 1-1 Guinea

Incidentally, there have now been 30 goals in this tournament, and 30 different scorers. It's a 29-way tie for the golden boot (there's been one own goal). Substitute Abdoulaye Cisse makes a good tackle to halt Edgar Salli's progress in the Guinea box.

Cameroon 1-1 Guinea

And now Ibrahima Traore is hurt. Stephane Mbia goes in with a crunching tackle, and he takes a naughty little kick at the Guinea skipper for good measure. He should see yellow. Luckily, Traore is back on his feet.

CLOSE!

Cameroon 1-1 Guinea

From the corner, Cameroon don't clear their lines, and they so nearly pay the price! Ibrahima Traore picks up the ball on the right and tries an audacious curling effort which just floats beyond the upright with the keeper beaten.

Cameroon 1-1 Guinea

A good switch from Kevin Constant brings in Ibrahima Conte on the right. His attempted cross is flicked behind for a corner.

KICK-OFF

Cameroon 1-1 Guinea

And we're off again in Malabo. It looks like Guinea's Mohamed Sankoh may have moved into the centre from right-back.

Cameroon 1-1 Guinea

Just to remind you, this would be the fourth successive 1-1 in this group if the scoreline stays the same. If we then had two more 1-1s in the final round of group matches, the qualifiers would be decided by the drawing of lots.

We all want to see that, right?

Cameroon 1-1 Guinea

BBC Sport's Steve Crossman in Malabo

Cameroon celebrate
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"One of the best halves of the tournament so far for my money. Looking around lots of Ivory Coast and Mali fans have stuck around to see the second match. I've seen quite a few Equatorial Guinea shirts too, that's precisely what this tournament needs.

"In bars* in both Bata and Malabo they've been more likely to watch highlights of La Liga games than a live Africa Cup of Nations match (their own games aside)."

*Purely for research purposes.

HALF-TIME

Cameroon 1-1 Guinea

All square at the break in Malabo. A half that really livened up towards the end, and 1-1 is a fair reflection of what's been an even game so far.

SUBSTITUTION

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Two minutes added. Florentin Pogba is not going to be able to continue - Abdoulaye Cisse is on to win his second cap.

OUCH!

Cameroon 1-1 Guinea

Florentin Pogba of Guinea could be in trouble here. He aims an air-shot at a cruelly bobbling ball and he seems to have over-extended himself. The medical cart is on - he looks in some distress.

GOAL

Cameroon 1-1 Guinea - Ibrahima Traore

Ibrahima Traore
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Guinea are back in the game, and this goal is all about one man - skipper Ibrahima Traore. The Borussia Monchengladbach man receives the ball with his back to goal on the edge of the area, three men around him - but he shows lovely skill to turn neatly and without lifting his head he sends a fizzing low strike right into the far corner of the net. Great goal.

Cameroon 1-0 Guinea

Cameroon winger Eric Choupo-Moting, who has been in excellent form for Schalke this season, coaxes the ball into Benjamin Moukandjo just inside the box. The striker drops his shoulder and rolls an effort just wide of the far post, though the linesman's flag was up.