Africa Cup of Nations - Group A
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Guinea-Bissau 0-2 Burkina Faso

Guinea-Bissau
Bertrand Traore, on loan at Ajax from Chelsea, scored Burkina Faso's second goal

Burkina Faso progressed to the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals as group winners after seeing off Guinea-Bissau.

A defensive mix up gifted Burkina Faso the lead, as defender Rudinilson Silva headed past onrushing goalkeeper Jonas Mendes and into his own net.

On-loan Ajax forward Bertrand Traore doubled the advantage with a composed left-footed finish after the break.

Cameroon also went through as group runners-up after a goalless draw with Gabon that saw the hosts eliminated.

Guinea-Bissau, making their Africa Cup of Nations debut in this tournament, looked the more likely to open the scoring, before handing Burkina Faso the lead.

Rudinilson's header looked to have crossed the line, but Prejuce Nakoulma thumped in to make sure after Guinea-Bissau attempted to scramble it away.

The dangerous Piqueti went closest to levelling, but Burkina Faso keeper Koffi Kouakou was able to push the winger's low strike wide of the far post.

Juary Soares could have equalised in the second half when a corner found the Guinea-Bissau defender unmarked at in the six-yard box, but Abdou Traore threw himself in front of the goalbound shot.

Burkina Faso immediately went down to the other end to increase their lead, with Nakoulma setting up Traore, on loan at Ajax from Chelsea, to slide a finish beyond Mendes.

Line-ups

Guinea-Bissau

  • 1Mendes
  • 4Soares Dabó
  • 5Silva
  • 14SoaresBooked at 80mins
  • 22Cande
  • 11Mendes SoaresSubstituted forCamaráat 63'minutes
  • 8Francisco JúniorSubstituted forDjalo Baldéat 75'minutes
  • 15Brito Silva Sa
  • 7Mendes Lopes
  • 18Brito SilvaSubstituted forIssa Camaráat 65'minutes
  • 13Mendy

Substitutes

  • 2Mendy
  • 3Camará
  • 6Mendes Umpeça
  • 9Issa Camará
  • 10Ca
  • 12Mbaye
  • 16Soares
  • 17Sami
  • 19Nunes Fernandes
  • 20Camara
  • 21Djalo Baldé
  • 23Camara Dabó

Burkina Faso

  • 16Koffi
  • 2Yago
  • 14Dayo
  • 4Koné
  • 20Coulibaly
  • 8TraoreBooked at 7mins
  • 18KaboreBooked at 45mins
  • 19TraoreSubstituted forBouba Saréat 78'minutes
  • 10TraoreSubstituted forBlati Touréat 67'minutes
  • 7Nakoulma
  • 15BancéSubstituted forBayalaat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Sawadogo
  • 3Paro
  • 5Malo
  • 6Bouba Saré
  • 9Diawara
  • 12Guira
  • 13Koanda
  • 21Bayala
  • 22Blati Touré
  • 23Sanou
Referee:
Bamlak Tessema Weyesa

Match Stats

Home TeamGuinea-BissauAway TeamBurkina Faso
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home18
Away7
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home9
Away0
Fouls
Home19
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Guinea-Bissau 0, Burkina Faso 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Guinea-Bissau 0, Burkina Faso 2.

Attempt missed. Abel Camará (Guinea-Bissau) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Frederic Mendy with a headed pass.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Cyrille Bayala (Burkina Faso) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Cyrille Bayala (Burkina Faso) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Charles Kaboré.

Foul by Saná Camará (Guinea-Bissau).

Abdou Traoré (Burkina Faso) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Toni Silva (Guinea-Bissau) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Rudinilson Silva.

Foul by Tomás Dabó (Guinea-Bissau).

Cyrille Bayala (Burkina Faso) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Mamadu (Guinea-Bissau) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Prejuce Nakoulma (Burkina Faso).

Attempt blocked. Saná Camará (Guinea-Bissau) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Aldair.

Aldair (Guinea-Bissau) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Steeve Yago (Burkina Faso).

Offside, Burkina Faso. Bakary Bouba Saré tries a through ball, but Cyrille Bayala is caught offside.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Booking

Juary Soares (Guinea-Bissau) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Delay in match Prejuce Nakoulma (Burkina Faso) because of an injury.

Foul by Juary Soares (Guinea-Bissau).

Prejuce Nakoulma (Burkina Faso) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Aldair (Guinea-Bissau) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Aldair (Guinea-Bissau) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Steeve Yago (Burkina Faso).

Substitution

Substitution, Burkina Faso. Bakary Bouba Saré replaces Bertrand Traoré.

Attempt missed. Bertrand Traoré (Burkina Faso) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Charles Kaboré.

Substitution

Substitution, Guinea-Bissau. Aldair replaces Francisco Júnior.

Attempt missed. Abel Camará (Guinea-Bissau) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Frederic Mendy.

Attempt missed. Juary Soares (Guinea-Bissau) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Mamadu with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Guinea-Bissau. Conceded by Kouakou Herve Koffi.

Attempt saved. Zézinho (Guinea-Bissau) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Saná Camará (Guinea-Bissau) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Bertrand Traoré (Burkina Faso).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Kouakou Herve Koffi (Burkina Faso) because of an injury.

Foul by Frederic Mendy (Guinea-Bissau).

Kouakou Herve Koffi (Burkina Faso) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Burkina Faso. Blati replaces Alain Traoré.

Foul by Francisco Júnior (Guinea-Bissau).

goal

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Burkina Faso312025
2Cameroon312015
3Gabon303003
4Guinea-Bissau3012-31

B

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Senegal220046
2Tunisia2101-13
3Algeria2011-11
4Zimbabwe2011-21

C

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Congo DR211014
2Morocco210113
3Ivory Coast202002
4Togo2011-21

D

TeamPWDLGDPts
1Ghana220026
2Egypt211014
3Mali2011-11
4Uganda2002-20
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