Guinea 1 – Tunisia 4
It started so well for Guinea on Saturday, but it ended so very badly.
Liverpool and RB Leipzig star Naby Keita fired Guinea into a first half lead. The midfielder finished off a terrific team attack with a deft right footed finish in the box.
Naby Keita is the midfield dynamo of Liverpool fans' dreams! 😍
Here he is finishing off a nice team move before getting sent off later! 🙈 pic.twitter.com/T92aiDVcSZ
— Goal (@goal) October 7, 2017
But that’s as good as it got for the hosts. Youssef Msakni levelled for the Tunisians on the stroke of halftime, and the striker went on to complete a second half hat-trick.
Mohamed Ben Amor cashed in with the Tunisians’ fourth.
The win left Tunisia top of their group, while Guinea are firmly out of the equation with three points after five games.
Liverpool’s Naby Keita sent off
As for Liverpool’s Naby Keita, while he started the night a hero, he ended it a villain.
Deep into second half injury time, Keita got himself sent off.
The incident started when he chased down a ball alongside a Tunisian opponent. In the mix Keita used his right arm, and that was all his opponent needed to fall down holding his face.
Keita was accused of slapping his opponent in the face.
The ref, who was staring right at the incident, instantly sent Keita off.
Watch the footage below.
RED CARD! 🔴
That looked to be a bit naughty from soon-to-be Liverpool midfielder Naby Keita! 😲 pic.twitter.com/3m6aqhcatR
— Goal UK (@GoalUK) October 7, 2017
Liverpool fans react
Keita is beginning to get a reputation for being a bit too aggressive.
The 22-year-old has already been hit with a three-match ban in the Bundesliga this season for a Mane-like high boot.
Christoph Kramer was left needing on-pitch treatment as blood streamed from his face.
See how Liverpool fans are reacting to the latest incident below.
Naby Keita getting sent off in as many games as possible this season to avoid injury before his January move to LFC. Elite mentality.
— LFC Fans Corner (@LFCFansCorner) October 7, 2017
Naby Keita is mental and I bloody love it.
— – (@AnfieldRd96) October 7, 2017
— ⚽Conor⚽ (@CMCQ80) October 7, 2017
Naby Keïta's last three games: sent off, subbed as he was going to be sent off and sent off.
— Ben Bryant (@BBryantStevens) October 7, 2017
Naby Keita may be a class player but he's been completely outshone by Youssef Msakni tonight, sent off for a silly slap while Msakni bags 3
— Ollie Cobb (@oliverjcobb) October 7, 2017