Africa Cup of Nations - 3rd Place Play-off
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Afcon 2017: Burkina Faso 1-0 Ghana

Burkina Faso celebrate
Burkina Faso were runners-up in the 2013 tournament

Alain Traore's stunning late free-kick defeated Ghana and sealed third place in the Africa Cup of Nations for Burkina Faso.

From the right of the 18-yard box, Traore hammered a left-footed effort into the top corner of the net.

It sent Ghana to fourth place for the third time in the past four tournaments

Jordan Ayew, Edward Agyemang Badu and Bernard Tekpetey all missed chances for the Black Stars, who were made to pay by Traore.

It was a measure of consolation for Burkina, who were denied a place in the final by a penalty shootout defeat by Egypt.

Egpyt meet Cameroon in Sunday's final.

Line-ups

Burkina Faso

  • 16Koffi
  • 2Yago
  • 14Dayo
  • 4Koné
  • 20CoulibalySubstituted forMaloat 83'minutes
  • 22Blati Touré
  • 18KaboreSubstituted forGuiraat 88'minutes
  • 19Traore
  • 10Traore
  • 7Nakoulma
  • 15BancéSubstituted forBayalaat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Sawadogo
  • 3Paro
  • 5Malo
  • 6Bouba Saré
  • 8Traore
  • 9Diawara
  • 12Guira
  • 13Koanda
  • 21Bayala
  • 23Sanou

Ghana

  • 12Ofori
  • 23Afful
  • 18Amartey
  • 4Mensah
  • 2Yiadom
  • 8Badu
  • 5Partey
  • 15Ofori
  • 20TettehSubstituted forGyanat 65'minutes
  • 9J AyewSubstituted forAtsuat 75'minutes
  • 14TekpeteySubstituted forA Ayewat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Brimah
  • 3Gyan
  • 6Acquah
  • 7Atsu
  • 10A Ayew
  • 11Wakaso
  • 13Assifuah
  • 16Dauda
  • 19Gyimah
  • 21Boye
  • 22Acheampong

Match Stats

Home TeamBurkina FasoAway TeamGhana
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home12
Away18
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home2
Away8
Fouls
Home16
Away20

Live Text

Match ends, Burkina Faso 1, Ghana 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Burkina Faso 1, Ghana 0.

Attempt missed. Daniel Amartey (Ghana) with an attempt from very close range is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Christian Atsu with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Ghana. Conceded by Kouakou Herve Koffi.

Attempt saved. Jonathan Mensah (Ghana) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Daniel Amartey.

Attempt missed. Emmanuel Badu (Ghana) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Thomas Partey with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Ebenezer Ofori (Ghana) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Steeve Yago (Burkina Faso).

André Ayew (Ghana) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Burkina Faso 1, Ghana 0. Alain Traoré (Burkina Faso) from a free kick with a left footed shot to the top left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Burkina Faso. Adama Guira replaces Charles Kaboré.

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

Foul by Jonathan Mensah (Ghana).

Foul by Blati (Burkina Faso).

Asamoah Gyan (Ghana) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Charles Kaboré (Burkina Faso) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Emmanuel Badu (Ghana).

Substitution

Substitution, Burkina Faso. Patrick Arnaud Malo replaces Yacouba Coulibaly because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Charles Kaboré (Burkina Faso) because of an injury.

Foul by Bakary Koné (Burkina Faso).

Asamoah Gyan (Ghana) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Cyrille Bayala (Burkina Faso) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Thomas Partey (Ghana).

Attempt missed. Bertrand Traoré (Burkina Faso) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Cyrille Bayala (Burkina Faso) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Prejuce Nakoulma.

Corner, Ghana. Conceded by Issoufou Dayo.

Attempt missed. Alain Traoré (Burkina Faso) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Blati.

Substitution

Substitution, Ghana. Christian Atsu replaces Jordan Ayew.

Offside, Burkina Faso. Blati tries a through ball, but Prejuce Nakoulma is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Burkina Faso. Cyrille Bayala replaces Aristide Bancé.

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

Foul by Jordan Ayew (Ghana).

Substitution

Substitution, Ghana. André Ayew replaces Bernard Tekpetey.

Attempt missed. Jonathan Mensah (Ghana) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Jordan Ayew with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Ghana. Conceded by Yacouba Coulibaly.

Foul by Charles Kaboré (Burkina Faso).

Emmanuel Badu (Ghana) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Prejuce Nakoulma (Burkina Faso).

Daniel Amartey (Ghana) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 4th February 2017

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burkina Faso31204225
2Cameroon31203215
3Gabon30302203
4Guinea-Bissau301225-31

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Senegal32106247
2Tunisia32016516
3Algeria302156-12
4Zimbabwe301248-41

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1DR Congo32106337
2Morocco32014226
3Ivory Coast302123-12
4Togo301226-41

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Egypt32102027
2Ghana32012116
3Mali302112-12
4Uganda301213-21
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