2017 AFCON: Burkina Faso 1-0 Ghana - As It Happened

2017 AFCON: Burkina Faso 1-0 Ghana - As It Happened
Essam El Hadary of Egypt prepare for the penlaty during the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations Finals Afcon SemiFinal match between Burkina Faso and Egypt at the Libreville Stadium in Gabon on 01 February 2017 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix

by Staff Reporter

Saturday Feb 04, 2017. 23:04

The Black Stars will finish as number four in the 31st edition of the AFCON in Gabon.

On the other hand, the Stallions claim the bronze medal as number three.

The match is brought to you live from Stade Port-Gentil in Gabon.

Line-ups:

Ghana - R. Ofori, Yiadom, Menash, Partey, Badu, J. Ayew, Tekpetey, E. Ofori, Amartey, Tetteh, Afful

Burkina Faso - Koffi, Yago, B. Kone, Nakoulma, S. Traore. Dayo, Bance, Kabore, B. Traore, Yacouba, I. Traore,


Commentary:

90+3' - Full time score: Ghana 0-1 Burkina Faso.

88' - Alain Traore scores a fantastic goal from a set piece on the right flank, he curled his left footed shot to the far corner beating Ofori. Burkina Faso 1-0 Ghana

87' - It seems the match will be decided via penalties. Both sides still searching for an opener. Ghana 0-0 Burkina Faso

Kabore off for Guira

83' - Malo on for Yacouba Coulibaly


76' - Good football by the Stallions and keeping Ghana in their own half, great turn by Alain Traore in the d-line and his shot is off target. Ghana 0-0 Burkina Faso.

74' - J. Ayew off for Atsu


73' - Cyrille on for Bance

69' - Mensah heads Jordan Ayew's corner over the bar.

Andre Ayew comes on for Tekpetey.

64' - A. Gyan on for Tetteh. Should both sides fail to find a winner, it is straight to the penalty, no extra time.


60' - Ayew delivers a brilliant set piece from the right, only for Tekpetey to see his strong header going inches over the cross bar.


55' - Battle in the middle of the park from both camps, but no clear cut chances so far. Ghana 0-0 Burkina Faso


50' - Jordan Ayew makes a promising move into the final third, his shot from a tight angle is disappointing as he failed to keep it low and it went over the cross bar.


46' Second half underway at Stade Port-Gentil .


45+2' - First half ends. Ghana 0-0 Burkina Faso

45' - Two minutes added on. Ghana's set piece is cleared away by Bance. It looks like we will see no goals in the opening half.

38' - Ghana with another set piece, Ayew takes it and off the head of Bance for a corner. Ghana wants to break the deadlock before half time.

32' - Jordan Ayew takes free kick aiming for the far post, Koffi punches and it's back to action, he hurts himself in the process. He is receiving treatment.

26' - First corner for the Ghanaians, free header for Tekpetey hits the upright. bounces back but Koffi punches the rebound away. Ghana missed a wonderful opportunity there.

21' - Tetteh doing well on the left flank, but his crosses are easily read by Koffi in the box. Ghana 0-0 Burkina Faso

15' - Alain Traore tries a shot from a set piece, but Ofori collects with ease.

10' - Another cross into the box by Tetteh, but too strong for J. Ayew and Tekpetey. The Stallions are yet to cause a threat in the match. 0-0 in the first 10 minutes.

05' - Ghana skipper, Agyeman Badu misses a header from close range after a great cross from the left. Burkinabe still asleep in the opening minutes of the tie.

01' - Match gets underway at Stade Port-Gentil as both sides battle for a third-place finish.



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