MATCH CENTRE

THU 27 JUNE 2019, 16:30, ALEXANDRIA STADIUM

1
VS
0

Barea outclass Swallows in Alexandria

by Staff Reporter

Thu June 27, 18:46

Madagascar moved a huge step closer to booking their place in the knockout stages of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations with a 1-0 win over fellow tournament debutants Burundi at Alexandria Stadium on Thursday.

Barea dominated the Group B clash from start to finish to move up to four points after two matches. They sit in second spot in the group, two points behind leaders Nigeria who they face at the same venue on Sunday.

All the first-half chances fell to Carolus 'Andrea' Andriamatsinoro who was denied on two occasions by Burundi shot-stopper Jonathan Nahimana, before seeing his 44th minute attempt cleared off the line by Gaël Duhayindavyi.

It was more of the same after the break with the Swallows best chance coming in the 68th minute. Gaël Bigirimana's free-kick looked destined for the back of the net, but Melvin Adrien shuffled to his left to keep the ball from crossing the line.

Marco Ilaimaharitra duly opened the scoring in the 76th minute to give Madagascar a well deserved lead. His free-kick attempt from the edge of the area was just too powerful for Nahimana who had no chance.

Madagascar duly held on for a historic win at their first Afcon tournament.

Madagascar (0) 1 (Ilaimaharitra 76')
Burundi (0) 0

Madagascar: Adrien; Pascal, Metanire, Fontaine, Mombris, Ilaimaharitra, Andrianatenaina, Amada (Rakotoharimalala 60'), Andrea (Voavy 51'), Andriatsima, Nomenjanahary (Raveloson 74').

Burundi: J.Nahimana; Nizigiyimana, Ngando, Nsabiyumva, Nduwarugira, Bigirimana, Duhayindavyi, S.Nahimana (Sabumukama 46'), C.Amissi (Mavugo 82'), Razak, Berahino (M.Amissi 61').

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
GROUP STAGE ALEXANDRIA STADIUM
MADAGASCAR GOALS BURUNDI GOALS
6. Marco Ilaimaharita (76')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1 1
MADAGASCAR STARTING LINEUP BURUNDI STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
23
Goalkeeper
1
Defender
81'
22
8
6
Defender
20
19
Defender
21
Defender
14
Midfielder
58'
82'
17
Midfielder
60'
15
22
Midfielder
74'
12
Midfielder
5
Midfielder
76'
6
Midfielder
46'
10
Forward/Striker
51'
2
Forward/Striker
7
Forward/Striker
9
Forward/Striker
61'
18
SUBSTITUTIONS
Paulin Voavy
Midfielder
51'
11
Enock Sabumukama
Forward/Striker
46'
2
Njiva Rakotoharimalala
Midfielder
60'
10
Amissi Mohamed
Midfielder
61'
21
Rayan Raveloson
Midfielder
74'
18
Laudit Mavungo
Forward/Striker
82'
9
CARDS
Jerome Mombris
Defender
81'
22
Cedric Amissi
Midfielder
58'
17
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
GALLERY
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