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Burkina Faso Beats Guinea 2- 0 At AFCON 2017

Burkina Faso produced a splendid performance to beat Guinea Bissau 2-0 to qualify for the quarter finals of the ongoing AFCON 2017.

An unfortunate own goal on the 12th minute by Rudinilson Silva set Burkina Faso on the way to a 2-0 win over Guinea Bissau and a place in the African Nations Cup quarter-finals on Sunday.
Bertrand Traore added the second with a simple breakaway goal just before the hour as Burkina Faso finished top of Group A with five points from three games, ahead of Cameroon on goal difference. Guinea Bissau bowed out after taking one point although they were far from disgraced on their first appearance at the finals.


They gave as good as they got on Sunday but lacked the killer touch in front of goal and were let down by defensive lapses at the back.
Burkina were gifted the lead after 12 minutes when the hapless Rudinilson tried to intercept a ball into the penalty area but instead sent a looping header past his stranded goalkeeper Jonas Mendes. The Burkinabes were impressive throughout the game and needed the win to lead the group.
Burkina Faso topped Group A with five points after three games.
 

 MAN OF THE MATCH
Herve Koffi (Burkina Faso): There were plenty of candidates who had impressive games, but Koffi gets the nod for being so prepared to put his head and body on the line.
PLAYER RATINGS
Guinea-Bissau: Jonas 7, Dabo 7, Soares 7, Silva R 7, Cande 7, Nanissio 6, Junior 7, Lopes 6, Silva T 7, Piqueti 7, Mendy 7. Subs used: Camara 7, Sana 6, Aldair 6.
Burkina Faso: Herve Koffi 8, Yago 7, Kone 7, Dayo 7, Coulibaly 7, Nakoulma 7, Razack 7, A Traore 7, Kabore 7, B Traore 7, Bance 7. Subs used: Bouba 6, Bayala 6, Toure 6.
 

 

 

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