Africa Cup of Nations - Group A
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Afcon 2021: Burkina Faso progress to last 16 after draw with Ethiopia

Ethiopia midfielder Surafel Dagnachew (left) is marked by Burkina Faso midfielder Adama Guira
Burkina Faso finished runners-up at the Nations Cup in 2013

Burkina Faso secured second spot in Group A at the Africa Cup of Nations with a 1-1 draw against Ethiopia.

Cyrille Bayala lobbed keeper Teklemariam Shanko in the 25th minute to give the Stallions the lead.

Ethiopia captain Getaneh Kebede equalised from the penalty spot seven minutes after half-time after Steeve Yago was penalised for handball.

Burkina Faso will face the runners-up from Group C - either Morocco, Gabon or Ghana - in the last 16 on Sunday.

The Burkinabe and Cape Verde both finished on four points in Group A, but the Stallions took second place on head-to-head record.

Cameroon topped the group on seven points after a 1-1 draw with Cape Verde, with Ethiopia bottom on one.

Ethiopia fail to find winner

Ethiopia needed to win in Bafoussam to have a chance of progressing and the East Africans had the better of the game, with Burkina Faso lacking fluency in attack despite the return of captain Bertrand Traore from Covid-19.

Stand-in Stallions keeper Farid Ouedraogo, starting after first-choice Herve Koffi tested positive for coronavirus, made three good saves to keep Ethiopia at bay in the first half.

The domestic-based back-up dived to his right to keep out a strong effort from Kebede and later gathered Dawa Hotessa's low shot at the second attempt with the game still goalless.

Hassane Bande had missed a glorious chance to put Burkina Faso ahead, failing to connect properly at close range, but the West Africans broke the deadlock when Adama Guira sent a ball over the top of the Ethiopia defence and Bayala converted from the edge of the area with Shanko stranded.

Ouedraogo stuck out his right foot to divert a low shot from Kebede behind 10 minutes before the break but he could not get near the striker's composed penalty, awarded following a video assistant referee review after Yago handled Surafel Dagnachew's free-kick at the near post.

Ethiopia probed in search of an equaliser yet could not find the goal which may have given them the opportunity to go through as one of four third-ranked sides.

Line-ups

Burkina Faso

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 23Ouédraogo
  • 9Kaboré
  • 14Dayo
  • 12Tapsoba
  • 25Yago
  • 24Guira
  • 22Touré
  • 10Traoré
  • 20SangaréSubstituted forOuédraogoat 63'minutes
  • 21BayalaSubstituted forOuattaraat 63'minutes
  • 19BandéSubstituted forSanogoat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Sawadogo
  • 2Ouattara
  • 3Traoré
  • 4Ouattara
  • 5Malo
  • 8Nikièma
  • 11Konaté
  • 15Tapsoba
  • 17Sanogo
  • 18Ouédraogo
  • 27Nikiema
  • 28Ouattara

Ethiopia

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 22Shanko
  • 21Tonjo
  • 15Tamene
  • 16Bayeh
  • 20Yusef
  • 8Yohannes
  • 12EndashawBooked at 36minsSubstituted forTafesseat 60'minutes
  • 27HotessaSubstituted forMelayuat 61'minutes
  • 7DagnachewSubstituted forGebremichaelat 75'minutes
  • 10Nasir
  • 9KebedeBooked at 74mins

Substitutes

  • 1Tassew
  • 2Hamid
  • 3Mohammed
  • 4Debebe
  • 6Panom
  • 11Gebremichael
  • 13Solomon
  • 14Alemu
  • 17Melayu
  • 19Gugesa
  • 24Tafesse
  • 25Reshid
Referee:
Ahmad Heeralall

Match Stats

Home TeamBurkina FasoAway TeamEthiopia
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home6
Away11
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home14
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Burkina Faso 1, Ethiopia 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Burkina Faso 1, Ethiopia 1.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Burkina Faso. Conceded by Amanuel Gebremichael.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Burkina Faso. Conceded by Yared Bayeh.

  5. Post update

    Ramadan Yusef (Ethiopia) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Bertrand Traoré (Burkina Faso).

  7. Post update

    Foul by Aschalew Tamene (Ethiopia).

  8. Post update

    Ismahila Ouédraogo (Burkina Faso) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Amanuel Gebremichael (Ethiopia).

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Mesfin Tafesse (Ethiopia).

  12. Post update

    Steeve Yago (Burkina Faso) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Getaneh Kebede (Ethiopia).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ramadan Yusef (Ethiopia) left footed shot from more than 35 yards is too high. Assisted by Asrat Tonjo following a corner.

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Bezabih Melayu (Ethiopia) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Aschalew Tamene.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Ethiopia. Conceded by Blati Touré.

  18. Post update

    Mesfin Tafesse (Ethiopia) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Steeve Yago (Burkina Faso).

  20. Post update

    Corner, Ethiopia. Conceded by Adama Guira.

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cameroon32107347
2Burkina Faso31113304
3Cape Verde31112204
4Ethiopia301226-41

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Guinea21101014
2Senegal21101014
3Malawi21012203
4Zimbabwe200213-20

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Morocco22003036
2Gabon21102114
3Ghana201112-11
4Comoros200203-30

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Nigeria22004136
2Egypt21011103
3Guinea-Bissau201101-11
4Sudan201113-21

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ivory Coast21103214
2Equatorial Guinea21011103
3Sierra Leone20202202
4Algeria201101-11

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Gambia21102114
2Mali21102114
3Tunisia21014133
4Mauritania200205-50
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