MATCH CENTRE

WED 19 NOVEMBER 2014, 20:00, OUAGADOUGOU

1
VS
1

Stallions held at home

by Staff Reporter

Wed November 19, 22:15

Burkina Faso were held to a 1-1 draw by Angola in their final Group C Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Ouagadougou on Wednesday.

The result sees the Stallions drop to second place in the final standings behind Gabon, who defeated Lesotho to leapfrog into first place, but they were already assured of qualification for the 2015 finals anyway.

Burkina Faso looked the likelier scorers in the first half, with Angola goalkeeper Landu Mavanga forced into some fine saves, particularly from the dangerous Aristide Bance and Jonathan Pitroipa.

However, it was the visitors who opened the scoring in the 28th minute through Djalma, who coolly slotted home a penalty. The spot kick had been awarded after Florent Rouamba had tripped Freddy.

The Burkinabe drew level through a penalty of their own deep into injury time at the end of the first half. Pitroipa both won and converted the spot kick to send the match into the interval locked at 1-1.

The hosts continued to be the more dominant team in the second half and Pitroipa really should have put them ahead in the 57th minute, but he inexplicably missed the target from close range with just Landu to beat.

Just under 10 minutes later Angola were saved by the woodwork, as a deflected shot from Mohamed Koffi looped over the reach of Landu but rebounded off the crossbar and away to safety.

That was to be the last notable goalmouth action at either end of the field as the teams settled for a 1-1 draw to end the qualifying campaign.

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
GROUP STAGE OUAGADOUGOU
BURKINA FASO GOALS ANGOLA GOALS
Jonathan Pitroipa (45 + 4') Djalma (28')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
BURKINA FASO STARTING LINEUP ANGOLA STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
0
Goalkeeper
0
Defender
0
Defender
0
Defender
0
Defender
0
Defender
0
Defender
0
Defender
0
Defender
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
28'
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Forward/Striker
0
Midfielder
0
Forward/Striker
45 + 4'
0
Midfielder
0
SUBSTITUTIONS
CARDS
KEY
Goal
Penalty Missed
Yellow Card
Substitute IN
Own Goal
Penalty Shootout Goal
Yellow / Red Card
Substitute OUT
Penalty
Penalty Shootout Miss
Red Card
Injury
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