MATCH CENTRE

WED 01 FEBRUARY 2017, 21:00, STADE DE L'AMITIE

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Essam El-Hadary sends Egypt to AFCON final

by Staff Reporter

Thu February 02, 00:03

Egypt defeated Burkina Faso 4-3 on penalties following a 1-1 draw to book their place in the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) final on Wednesday night.

The Pharaohs and the Stallions had locked horns at the Stade de I'Amitie in Gabon's capital city, Libreville. Egypt will now take on either Cameroon or Ghana on Sunday's final.

Legendary Egyptian goalkeeer Essam El-Hadary was kept busy by the Burkina Faso attackers in the opening stages of the encounter.

Burkina Faso forward Razack Traore was denied twice by El-Hadary, who made comfortable saves from the latter's long range efforts.

Herve Koffi, the Burkina Faso keeper, also pulled off a good save to deny Egypt forward Kahraba in the 38th minute and the first-half ended goalless.

The deadlock was finally broken in the 65th minute by Mohamed Salah against the run of play. Kahraba set-up Salah, who made it 1-0 to Egypt.

But Burkina Faso levelled matters seven minutes later through Aristide Bance, who pounced inside the Egypt box and made it 1-1, and ultimately, the match went into extra-time.

There were no goals scored in extra-time and Burkina Faso, and Egypt went straight into a penalty shootout as the match ended in a 1-1 stalemate.

Burkina Faso duo Koffi and Bertrand Traore saw their penalties saved by El-Hadary, and Egypt emerged 4-3 winners on penalties.

Burkina Faso (0) 1 (Salah 65')
Egypt (0) 1 (Bance 72')

Burkina Faso XI: Koffi, Yago, Dayo, B. Koné, Y. Coulibaly, Kaboré, I. Touré, R. Traoré (Diawara 80'), B. Traoré, Bancé (A.Traore 102'), Nakoulma.

Egypt XI: El-Hadary, El Mohamady (Gaber 106'), Hegazy, Gabr, Fathy, Hamed, M. Salah, I. Salah, Said, Trezeguet (Sobhi 85'), Kahraba (Warda 76').

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
SEMI FINALS STADE DE L'AMITIE
BURKINA FASO GOALS EGYPT GOALS
9. Banou Diawara (120 + 1') 10. Mohamed Salah (120 + 1')
10. Alain Traore (120 + 1') 22. Amr Warda (120 + 1')
2. Steeve Yago (120 + 1') 14. Ramadan Sobhi (120 + 1')
15. Aristide Bance (72') 6. Ahmed Hegazy (120 + 1')
10. Mohamed Salah (65')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
2
BURKINA FASO STARTING LINEUP EGYPT STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
16
Goalkeeper
1
Defender
4
Defender
106'
3
Defender
14
Defender
40'
7
Defender
120 + 1'
2
Defender
120 + 1'
6
20
Defender
2
Midfielder
80'
8
Midfielder
19
Midfielder
19
Midfielder
5
Midfielder
22
Midfielder
85'
21
Midfielder
18
Midfielder
55'
76'
11
Forward/Striker
72'
102'
15
Midfielder
8
Forward/Striker
7
Forward/Striker
65'
120 + 1'
10
SUBSTITUTIONS
Alain Traore
Midfielder
102'
10
Omar Gaber
Defender
106'
4
Banou Diawara
Forward/Striker
80'
9
Amr Warda
Midfielder
76'
22
Ramadan Sobhi
Midfielder
85'
14
CARDS
Ahmed Fathi
Defender
40'
7
Mahmoud Hassan
Midfielder
55'
11
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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