2017 AFCON: Burkina Faso 2-0 Tunisia - As It Happened

2017 AFCON: Burkina Faso 2-0 Tunisia - As It Happened
Wahbi Khazri of Tunisia evades tackle from Charles Kabore of Burkina Faso

by Staff Reporter

Saturday Jan 28, 2017. 20:01

Burkina Faso will now face either Egypt or Morocco in the semi-finals on Wednesday. On the other hand, the Tunisian are out of the tournament

This match was brought to you live from Stade d'Angondjé in Libreville.

Line-ups:

Burkina Faso: Koffi, Yago, Kone, Nakoulma, A .Traore, Dayo, Kabore, B. Traore, Coulibaly, Bayala, I. Traore

Tunisia: Mathlouthi, Abdennour, Ben Youssef, Msakni, Khazri, Khenissi, Sassi, Ben Amor, Yacoubi, Naguez, Sliti


Commentary:

90' It is over in the first quarter-final. Burkina Faso claim a 2-0 win over Tunisia.

90' - Burkina Faso: A. Traore on for B. Traore

84' - Nakoulma makes it 2-0. A clearance from a corner met the striker and he outran the defence. Keeper Mathlouthi was out of his line, he easily dribbled past him to easily slot it home. 2-0. Booking for Nakoulma

Tunisia: Khalifa on for Khenissi

Burkina Faso: Sare on for Toure

82' - GOAL- Nakoulma. Burkina Faso 2-0 Tunisia

80' - GOAL- Bance scores with a fine set piece giving Mathlouthi no chance on his left corner. Burkina Faso 1-0 Tunisia

79' - A handball on the edge of the area for Burkina. A set piece for the Stallions, Bance takes it and it is a goal for the Burkinabe.

75' Burkina Faso: Bance on for Bayala

70' - Set piece for Tunisia, Lahmar takes it straight into the arms of Koffi. 20 minutes to go and there are no clear cut chances in the second stanza.

68' - Ousmane Coulibaly booked

63' - Tunisia: Lahmar on for Khazri

60' - We have reached an hour mark in the tie, no goals so far, the possibility is to reach the extra time to decide the match. A chance for Bakary Kone, the header is wide. Tunisia 0 -0 Burkina Faso.

55'- Nakoulma receives a good pass into the box, but his first touch is too heavily and is crowded by Tunisian defenders who clear the ball.

50' - The winner of this tie will take on either Egypt or Morocco on Wednesday in the semi finals. Khenissi with a header again, but struggles to beat Koffi. The keeper collects. Set piece over the top by Dayo.

46' - Second half underway.

45+2'- It is half time in the first last eight match and there are no goals yet. Tunisia 0 -0 Burkina Faso

40' - We are in the final five minutes of the first half. Msakni tries a shot but blocked by Coulibaly. Burkina Faso 0-0 Tunisia

38'- Ben Youssef booked

37' - The game is a thrilling encounter, but both sides are yet to find the back of the net. Ndayo offside as he scores from a set piece rebound.

33' - Booking for Yacoubi

32' - A set piece from a good position for Tunisia. It is delivered for Ben AMor and he takes a powerful shot which sails wide from Koffi's right corner.

27' - Great pass in search of Khenissi, a through ball in between Burkina defence, but keeper, Koffi comes out to clear the danger.Tunisia 0-0 Burkina Faso

22' - Booking for Abdennour

21' - Header from Khenissi, showing his strength in the air after a wonderful cross from Sliti. However, the header is wide once again.

18' - Booking for Kabore

15' - Header from Khenissi resulting form a corner goes wide, Nakoulma's effort is wide as he made a great run into the box.

11'- Tunisia making strides to penetrate Burkina Faso with Sliti's pass cleared in the penalty area. No goals in the first 10 minutes.

05' - The Burkinabe pushing to get an early goal, but Tunisia stable at the back. The Carthage Eagles are yet to attack in the match

01'- Match underway at Stade d'Angondjé in Libreville.



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