Senegal vs Burkina Faso LIVE: AFCON updates




<p>Burkina Faso face Senegal in the AFCON semi-finals</p>
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Burkina Faso face Senegal in the AFCON semi-finals

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Follow all the action as Burkina Faso face Senegal in the semi-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations.

Burkina Faso have defied the odds to reach the last four of the tournament, having bounced back from defeat in their opening group game against hosts Cameroon. Hassane Bande’s strike against Cape Verde ensured all three points before a draw in their final group game against Ethiopia was enough to secure their place in the round of 16. Kamou Malo’s side then edged a nail-biting penalty shootout against Gabon before stunning Tunisia 1- 0 in the quarter-finals.

Senegal started the tournament somewhat sluggishly, relying on a last-gasp Sadio Mane penalty to see off Zimbabwe in their opening match. Two goalless draws, against Guinea and Malawi, did little to raise morale but still made sure of the Lions of Teranga’s place in the last-16. Aliou Cisse’s side have come to life in the knockout stages, though, as Mane and Bamba Dieng scored in a 2-0 win against Cape Verde before a 3-1 victory against Equatorial Guinea in the quarter-finals. The winner of tonight’s tie will face either Cameroon or Egypt in the final.

Follow all the latest updates from the Africa Cup of Nations semi-final:

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Burkina Faso 0 – 0 Senegal

16 mins: Chance! Saliou Ciss brings the ball up the left side for Senegal and continues his run when the Burkina Faso defenders drop away from him. He cuts inside from the wing and shimmies in between two half-hearted tackles to get the ball to the front edge of the box. Ciss takes a shot but doesn’t catch it right and sends the effort wide of the back post.

Michael Jones2 February 2022 19:17

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Burkina Faso 0 – 0 Senegal

14 mins: Bande is played in down the left and takes on Koulibaly. He nutmegs the centre-back and drives into the penalty area. Koulibaly recovers nicely and stops Bande from crossing the ball but his block of it sends it out for a corner.

Gustavo Sangare swings the set piece into the area but Senegal deal with it easily enough. The game is heating up nicely now.

Michael Jones2 February 2022 19:14

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Burkina Faso 0 – 0 Senegal

12 mins: Mane drives down the left wing and cuts inside before slotting the ball into the box for Famara Diedhou. He looks to square the ball into the area and wins a corner for Senegal.

Cheikhou Kouyate waves for the ball at the back post but the corner kick is cleared by Bertrand Traore. Burkina Faso recover the ball and look to build an attack of their own.

Michael Jones2 February 2022 19:13

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9 mins: Kalidou Koulibaly trots over to the right side and attempts to clear a bouncing ball for Senegal. He’s put under pressure from Hassane Bande and misses the ball with his attempted clearance. He follows through and kicks Bande in the hand, immediately apologizing for the wayward boot.

The game hasn’t really got going yet. It’s been very stop-start over these opening 10 minutes or so.

Michael Jones2 February 2022 19:11

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6 mins: Nampalys Mendy seems to have come off worse from the collision. He’s stretched over to the side of the pitch for more treatment as the game continues with Sadio Mane being fouled on the left wing.

Mendy is back on his feet and looks as though he’ll continue for Senegal. Saliou Ciss flicks the free kick into the box but it’s a poor cross that doesn’t come off.

Michael Jones2 February 2022 19:07

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Burkina Faso 0 – 0 Senegal

3 mins: Oh nasty! Nampalys Mendy brings the ball into midfield and looks to give it to Sadio Mane. Cyrille Bayala attempts to win the ball off Mendy and both players clatter into each other. They clash heads and go down with medical staff of both teams coming on to see the players.

Michael Jones2 February 2022 19:05

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Burkina Faso 0 – 0 Senegal

Kick off: Senegal get the match underway with a long ball down the left side. It’s won by The right-back and fired across the pitch to Issoufou Dayo. He drives down the left wing and slots the ball inside to Bertrand Traore. The captain rolls the ball onto his left-foot and shoots from range but his effort is high and wide. Bright start from the Burkinabe.

Michael Jones2 February 2022 19:02

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AFCON 2022: Burkina Faso vs. Senegal

The fans are ready to kick off at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium. Senegal are the favorites to reach the final on Sunday but Burkina Faso will make it difficult for them.

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Michael Jones2 February 2022 18:55

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AFCON 2022: Burkina Faso vs. Senegal

The winner of tonight’s match will go through to the Africa Cup of Nations final, where they will face either Cameroon or Egypt who play each other tomorrow in the second semi-final.

The final takes place this Sunday at 7pm, with the third place play-off kicking off the day before.

Michael Jones2 February 2022 18:50

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AFCON 2022: Burkina Faso vs. Senegal

Dango Ouattara misses the game tonight after becoming the first player to both score and be sat off in a single game at the Africa Cup of Nations since John Mensah for Ghana vs Botswana in 2012.

After his red card against Tunisia in the quarter-final, how will Burkina Faso perform in his absence?

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Michael Jones2 February 2022 18:47


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