MATCH CENTRE

WED 10 SEPTEMBER 2014, 18:00

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Burkina Faso cement top spot

by Staff Reporter

Wed September 10, 20:31

Burkina Faso increased their lead at the top of Group C when they defeated Angola 3-0 in their 2015 Africa Cup of Nations encounter at the Estadio 11 de Novembro in Luanda on Wednesday night.

Aristide Bance broke the deadlock in the first half and Jonathan Pitroipa added a double after the break as the Stallions coasted to a second straight win.

Both sides had opportunities in the first half with Angola goalkeeper Dominique denying Alain Traore in the 6th minute, while Manucho was unable to get his header on target at the other end in the 31st minute.

The visitors eventually took the lead in the 43rd minute when Bance beat the goalkeeper with a low shot after he had been set up by Jonathan Zongo.

Paul Put’s men doubled their lead in the 49th minute when Pitroipa ran onto a lobbed pass from Traore before placing the ball pass the exposed Dominique.

Zongo and Bance then combined in the penalty area in the 58th minute before the latter squared the ball for Pitroipa to finish from close range.

Angola almost scored a late consolation in the 90th minute but Chara was denied by a brilliant save from Germain Sanou.

The result leaves Burkina Faso at the top of the group with six points from two matches, while Angola occupy last place with zero points.

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