Match 22 - Wed 1 August, 18:00, London
Gabon must beat Korea
Can Aubameyang save Gabon?
With only the top two teams in each group advancing to the knockout stage of the tournament, Gabon, who are bottom of the standings on a solitary point, will now have to beat second-placed South Korea, who have recorded four points.
The Panthers have already defied the odds by qualifying for the football event in London.
In November, the Central Africans were the surprise winners of the African Olympic qualifiers in Morocco and started their campaign in London with a 1-1 draw with Switzerland.
But on Sunday in Coventry, playing a man short they lost 2-0 to group leaders Mexico courtesy of a second-half brace by Giovanni dos Santos.
Finishing has been the bane of the Olympic debutants with star player Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang guilty of wasting at least two openings and substitute Allen Nono fluffing the best chance against the Mexicans.
Only in February, the 22-year-old Saint Etienne striker Aubameyang was his country’s hero as they reached the last eight of the Africa Cup of Nations, which they co-hosted with Equatorial Guinea.
He scored the Panthers goal against the Swiss and he will be expected to again rise to the occasion in this crunch Group B tie.