Soumbeila Diakite 6
Solid outing, could have caught the ball on a few occasions to give his team some respite rather than electing to punch.
Drissa Diakite 6
Showed his experience, rarely caught out of position at right back.
Molla Wague 7
Superb tackle to deny a clear-cut chance early on.
Salif Coulibaly 6
Marshalled Vincent Aboubakar well though too static for the equaliser.
Adama Tamboura 7
Energetic as ever. Combined well with Sako down the left.
Yacouba Sylla 6
Did the dirty work in midfield against one of Africa’s most physical midfields.
Mamoutou N’Diaye 6
Able accomplice to Sylla, ensured the midfield battle was won.
Seydou Keita 6
Calm as ever despite the physical upheaval in midfield, provided the quality needed with the assist for the goal.
Sambou Yatabare 7
The crosses were poorly delivered but he ran hard and, despite being exhausted, finished emphatically for Mali’s goal.
Bakary Sako 8
Excellent in the first half, faded in the second but the danger was always there.
Mustapha Yatabare 6
Worked hard in Mali’s single-striker system, an aerial presence and ran the channels.
Fabrice Ondoa 7
Oozed confidence way beyond his inexperience at AFCON/senior level.
Ambroise Oyongo 6
Troubled by the explosiveness of Bakary Sako but showed superb composure to get Cameroon’s late leveller.
Nicholas N’Koulou 7
Lucky not to concede a penalty, but several crucial interventions in dangerous situations.
Aurelien Chedjou 6
A somewhat surprise inclusion but rarely troubled, didn’t look his costly self.
Henri Bedimo 5
Forced back by the hard-running Sambo Yataboure, attacking game was subdued.
Eyong Enoh N/A
Taken off after 17 minutes due to injury. Cameroon missed his thirst for duels.
Raoul Loe 6
Who needs Alex Song eh? Beautiful pass to play in Oyongo for the goal.
Benjamin Moukandjo 4
Anonymous, could not cope with Mali’s physicality.
Edgar Salli 7
Lively game. Flashes of what he could do with some sparkling runs.
Eric Choupo-Moting 3
Similar to the World Cup, out of the picture for much of the game.
Vincent Aboubakar 6
Can never question his endeavour, worked hard to find the space by making the runs.
Franck Kom 4
Couldn’t fill the destructor void left by Eyong Enoh and suffered one of the ultimate embarrassments: a substituted substitute.