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The Barca midfielder bags two in a stunning comeback...

Seydou Keita hailed his Mali sides miraculous comeback as they secured a 4-4 draw against hosts Angola in the opening game of the 2010 African Nations Cup in Luanda, despite trailing 4-0 with just 12 minutes remaining.

Angola lead 2-0 at the interval and added two more goals midway through the second half before the Malian's produced a stunning flurry of late goals to take a point in this enthralling tournament opener.

"This is a miracle. To be able to comeback to 4-4 after Angola led 4-0. This is rare in high level football. But we should stay with our feet on the ground and remember all the mistakes we made. I believe that we showed our qualities and weaknesses tonight," he told Al Jazeera.

The Barcelona midfielder came off the bench and scored twice in the comeback as well as winning a penalty but afterwards admitted he did not think the comeback was possible.

"If I told you that we believed in such a result at 4-0, I would be lying. We only thought that the draw was a possible outcome at 4-2," he revealed.

Paul Madden, Goal.com

 

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