Debutants The Gambia booked their place in the quarter-finals at the Africa Cup of Nations as Musa Barrow’s goal gave them a 1-0 victory over Guinea.
Bologna forward Barrow collected a pass and slotted past Syli Nationale keeper Aly Keita in the 71st minute.
Ibrahima Sory Conte had an equaliser ruled out for offside before The Gambia’s Yusupha Njie was sent off.
Guinea struck the post in injury time before another shot was tipped onto the crossbar by Baboucarr Gaye.
It was a stunning save by Gaye to keep out a powerful strike by Jose Kante, which came immediately after Sory Conte had rattled the left-hand upright from a narrow angle.
Even then, Morgan Guilavogui latched onto the rebound off the bar and had his follow-up attempt blocked by Pa Modou Jagne.
Kante then headed over from the resulting corner and the Scorpions, at 150th in the world the lowest-ranked side at the tournament, held on to win as centre-back Sory Conte was also dismissed in injury time.
The Gambia will now face either hosts Cameroon or Comoros in the last eight on Saturday.
More to follow.
- 4ContéBooked at 90mins
- 23CamaraSubstituted forSyllaat 76′minutes
- 14Kourouma Kourouma
- 20KonatéSubstituted forGuilavoguiat 83′minutes
- 11BayoSubstituted forKabaat 83′minutes
- 2BobbBooked at 27minsSubstituted forJallow-Mbyeat 90+1′minutes
- 3JallowSubstituted forColleyat 63′minutes
- 8DarboeSubstituted forNjieat 72′minutesBooked at 87mins
- 11BarrowSubstituted forCeesayat 72′minutes
- Amin Mohamed Omar
Match ends, Guinea 0, Gambia 1.
Second Half ends, Guinea 0, Gambia 1.
Second yellow card to Ibrahima Sory Conté II (Guinea) for a bad foul.
Foul by Ibrahima Sory Conté II (Guinea).
Ebrima Colley (Gambia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. José Kanté (Guinea) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Morlaye Sylla with a cross following a corner.
Corner, Guinea. Conceded by Omar Colley.
Attempt blocked. Morgan Guilavogui (Guinea) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Attempt saved. José Kanté (Guinea) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Ilaix Moriba.
Substitution, Gambia. Mohammed Jallow-Mbye replaces Yusupha Bobb.
Second yellow card to Yusupha Njie (Gambia) for a bad foul.
Ibrahima Sory Conté II (Guinea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Yusupha Njie (Gambia).
Foul by José Kanté (Guinea).
Pa Modou Jagne (Gambia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt missed. Ilaix Moriba (Guinea) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left following a corner.
Corner, Guinea. Conceded by Sulayman Marreh.
Attempt blocked. José Kanté (Guinea) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Morlaye Sylla.
Attempt saved. Musa Barrow (Gambia) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Yusupha Bobb.
Substitution, Guinea. Morgan Guilavogui replaces Pa Konaté.