Facing the Gabon team, although Sydney was reduced to ten in the 67th minute after Obisa’s ouster, the Stallions suffered before winning.
However, it was Burkinabés who opened the scoring through Bertrand Traore in the 28th minute of the game after missing a penalty. But despite an apparent dominance that escalated after the expulsion, Burkina Faso saw Gabon equalize in stoppage time, thanks to their own goal from Adama Guira.
Jean-Noel Amonome (Gabon) missed a penalty during the TAB session
In extra time, the Stallions believed to have won but Abdul Tapsoba’s goal was canceled for an offside position. It was at the end of a Dantesque penalty shootout that won 6 to 7 shots that Burkina Faso validated their ticket to the next round.
a happy and relieved team
At the end of this utterly insane match, where the referee would have distributed 14 yellow cards, Stallions coach Kamou Malo did not fail to return to the emotional charge of such a meeting.
,The meeting was crazy and it was not easy to manage the emotions … We had the opportunity to kill the game long ago, but that is football and anything can happen in football. We could have lost before the penalty and we would have cried foul. So when you play football you have to expect these kind of feelings.” Koch said in a press conference.
The quarter-finals between Burkina Faso and Tunisia will take place this Saturday at 7 pm UT Garoua.
Tunisia surprises Nigeria
Tunisian players celebrate the only goal of the game
With three wins from three matches in the group stage, Nigeria were the only team to round clear in this competition. That’s why it’s a favorite that the Super Eagles face Tunisia last night in Garoua.
But nothing went according to plan for the Nigerians, especially in the second half when they returned from the locker room, as Tunisia opened the scoring with a strike from Yusuf Masakni called Ma-du-ka o-ko-ya en reinforcement. Couldn’t understand. ,
About ten minutes later, Nigeria suffered another blow with the removal of Alex Iwobi, who had just arrived. Falling short of ten, the Nigerians could not do much against a very well organized team from Tunisia.
,These are tough matches so everyone is trying to play it safe. Tunisia took their time, then scored once at the start of the second half. Then they regrouped. Against this kind of team we need to improve“Nigeria coach Augustin Aguavoen said.
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