Guinea qualified for the last eight as one of the best third-placed teams, finishing behind Senegal and Cameroon. The opening exchanges of the game were balanced, with few dangerous moments in front of goal. Towards the end of the first stanza, Guinea started to come to life as Morgan Guilavogui took players on and unleashed a strike that narrowly missed the crossbar.
The second stanza began brightly, with Mory Konate finding the back of the net for Guinea, but the goal was disallowed for offside. Equatorial Guinea then lost a player to a red card after a dangerous tackle. Despite being down to ten men, Equatorial Guinea missed a penalty and Guinea gained momentum in the closing stages. Mohamed Bayo eventually secured the win deep in stoppage time, heading in a cross from Ibrahim Diakite.
Guinea will face the winner between Egypt and Democratic Republic of Congo in the quarter-finals.