MATCH CENTRE

TUE 17 NOVEMBER 2015, 20:00, OUAGADOUGOU

2
VS
0

Burkinabe through to group stage

by BackPageTXT

Tue November 17, 22:17

Burkina Faso have booked their place in the next round of 2018 World Cup qualifiers after securing a 2-0 win over Benin in Ouagadougou on Tuesday night.

Benin won the first leg 2-1 in Cotonou last week, leaving the Burkinabe needing a win on home soil in order to claim victory in the second round tie.

Burkina Faso managed just that, with Jonathan Pitroipa putting them ahead 17 minutes into the game with a goal from the penalty spot.

The hosts had to wait until the 70th minute to find their second goal, with Chelsea starlet Bertrand Traore scoring to make it 2-0 and give them breathing space.

The result saw the Stallions win the tie 3-2 on aggregate and advance into the group stage of the African qualifying tournament.

TEAM SQUADS (To be picked from)
BURKINA FASO BENIN
Goalkeeper
16
Goalkeeper
16
Goalkeeper
23
Goalkeeper
1
Goalkeeper
1
5
Defender
4
Defender
23
Defender
9
Defender
12
Defender
5
Defender
2
Defender
13
Defender
3
Defender
0
Midfielder
20
Defender
2
Midfielder
4
Defender
14
Midfielder
19
21
Midfielder
11
Midfielder
12
Midfielder
10
Midfielder
19
Midfielder
13
Midfielder
18
Midfielder
7
Midfielder
6
Midfielder
18
Midfielder
7
Midfielder
17
Midfielder
17
Forward/Striker
14
Midfielder
3
Forward/Striker
9
Midfielder
22
Forward/Striker
8
Forward/Striker
10
Forward/Striker
15
Forward/Striker
20
Forward/Striker
11
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