Tomas Dabo of Guinea Bissau challenges Niguime Nakoulma of Burkina Faso during the Afcon Group A match between Guinea Bissau and Burkina Faso on the 22 January 2017 at Franceville , Gabon Pic Sydney Mahlangu/ BackpagePix
Sunday Jan 22, 2017. 22:55
Good evening and welcome to our live coverage of the Group A 2017 Africa Cup of Nations clash between Guinea-Bissau and Burkina Faso from the Stade de Franceville in the Gabonese city of Franceville , Sunday 22 January.
Jonas; Mamadu Cande, Rudinilson, Juary, Dabo - Piqueti (A.Camara 65') , Junior Santos (Aldair Balde 75'), Nanissio (L.Camara 63'), Toni Silva - F.Mendy, Zezinho
Koffi; Coulibaly, Kone, Dayo, Yago - Nakoulma, Abdou Traore, Kabore, B.Traore (Sare 78') - Alain Traore (Toure 67'), Bance ( Bayala 59')
90+4' - Full-Time: Guinea-Bissau 0-2 Burkina Faso.
Stallions end as Group A winners and advance through to the knockout stages alongside Cameroon. Gabon and Guinea-Bissau knocked out of the competition.
87' CLOSE! Toni Silva
tries his luck from range and he goes within inches of pulling a goal back for the minnows.
Five minutes of regulation time remaining and as things stand Burkina Faso and Cameroon will advance from Group A.
75' - Abel Camará
bursts into the box, but only succeeds in directing his left-footed shot wide of goal.
72' - SAVE!
Great stop by Koffi to deny Zezinho
fro a free-kick attempt.
Both coaches ringing two changes a piece as we head into the final 20 minutes of the clash. Burkina Faso with one eye on the knockout stages, Guinea-Bissau in desperate search of a way back into this tie.
Hour played and Burkina Faso are now in the driving seat - surely on their way to the knockout stages.
57' - GOAL! Bertrand Traore
with an expert finish - great work by Nakoulma and Bance
in the build-up as the Stallions double their lead.
Even start to the second half with Burkina Faso still holding a slender lead. Gabon and Cameroon yet to trouble the scoreboard over in Libreville.
Second half is underway.
45+3' - Half-Time: Guinea-Bissau 0-1 Burkina Faso
44' - SAVE! Koffi
with a great stop to deny Piqueti
from an acute angle . Djurtus on top as we approach half-time.
Guinea-Bissau ending the half on a high, Burkina Faso forced to defend as the Djurtus go in search of the equaliser.
Nervy defending by the Stallions as Guinea-Bissau probe - Koffi
to the rescue as he punches from danger!Guinea-Bissau win a succession of corner-kicks as they find their rhythm.
Half-hour played in Franceville - Burkina Faso still setting the tempo with Guinea Bissau struggling to keep hold of the ball.
Looks like the goal has been credited to Nakoulma, will keep an eye on that.
Burkina Faso continue to set the trend with the Stallions all over their counterparts.
11' -GOAL! Rudinilson/Nakoulma
with the defensive mistake as he heads the ball into the back of his own net , ball crosses the line despite a desperate attempt by Tomás Dabó
to bail out his teammate - Nakoulma makes sure as he hammers home the rebound. Has been confirmed as an own goal, though.
8' - CHANCE! Bertrand Traore
races through on goal, but he is unable to find the back of the net! Great chance squandered by the Ajax man.
Burkina Faso have dominated the early exchanges of the clash, with the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations runners-up eager to bag an early goal to put the minnows on the back foot. Stallions setting a high tempo early on.
Kick-off in Franceville
- Teams making their way onto the pitch; anthems to be followed by the action! All four teams; Cameroon, Gabon, Guinea-Bissau and Burkina Faso can still qualify for the knockout stages - all to play for this evening!