Equatorial Guinea and Burkina Faso both lacked a cutting edge in front of goal as they played out a scrappy draw.
Alain Traore hit the woodwork - twice in the first half - and that was the closest either side came as poor finishing let both teams down in what was a scrappy game with little real quality.
The best pieces of play came when Jonathan Pitroipa and the Traore brothers, Bertrand and Alain, linked up, even if they lacked a clinical edge in the box.
19' POST! Traore hits it, and Ovono is down towards it but it strikes the woodwork rather than him getting a hand on it.
39' POST AGAIN! Alain Traore strikes and it ricochets around the woodwork and out again! Two near-misses.
45' MISS! And the Traores link up once more, Bertrand down the left and a terrible finish, blazed over the bar, from Alain.
51' OPEN GOAL! Then Bance reaches the cross and Pitroipa, in the middle, fails to get any proper contact on it. That was a great chance.
73' SILLY! Boula's on the break! Down the left, into the box, doesn't bother looking up, fires over the bar.
78' CLOSE! Bance holds the ball up well, and once more Alain Traore takes his shot - inches wide of the post again.
Six of the nine games at #AFCON2015 so far have ended as draws.
Is there a "plan" against hosts Equatorial Guinea, as they claim?
Equatorial Guinea have protested about a disallowed goal in their opening African Nations Cup game against Congo and claimed it is part of a plan to stop them reaching the quarter-finals. The hosts, leading 1-0, were furious when Emilio Nsue had a goal disallowed against Congo who then grabbed a late equaliser to draw 1-1. The simpel answer is no.
MAN OF THE MATCH
Jonathan Pitroipa. Excellent creativity. The Al Jazira Club winger was a threat throughout.
Equatorial Guinea - Ovono 7, Sipo 7, Rui 7, Mbele 6, Iyanga 6, Balboa 7, Esono 6, Doualla 6, Iban Edu 6, Nsue 6, Boula 6.
Burkina Faso - Sanou 7; Yago 6, Kabore 6, Gouo 6, Koffi 6, D Kone 6, A Traore 7, B Traore 7, B Kone 6, Pitroipa 8, Bance 7.