Burkina Faso go to the semis for the third time in the past five editions.
Dango Ouattara scored on the stroke of halftime to be certain a 1- earn for Burkina Faso more than Tunisia in their Africa Cup of Nations quarter-closing at the Roumde Adjia Stadium in Garoua, Cameroon, on Saturday.
Ouattara, 19, held off two defenders to push the ball dwelling from shut vary just after a breakaway assault in the 3rd moment of stoppage time at the conclude of the very first 50 %.
The striker, who afterwards got sent off, was established on his way by a go from inside his individual 50 % from Blati Toure as the Burkinabe performed a intelligent counter-attacking sport to advance to the final 4 of the event in Cameroon.
This is the 3rd time Burkina Faso make it to the semi-finals in the past 5 editions of the continental championship – future they upcoming take on the winners of Sunday’s quarter-remaining in between Senegal and Equatorial Guinea.
Tunisia had the first prospect of the opening half when Wahbi Khazri noticed his absolutely free kick tipped above the top rated by Burkinabe goalkeeper Herve Koffi in the 27th minute but the cagey contest quickly arrived alive just right before the crack.
Toure’s lengthy pass was beautifully weighted for Ouattara to run on to but he missing momentum as the defence shut in on him, only to test his operate, maintain off two defenders and continue to hammer home his shot.
But Ouattara will miss the semi-remaining right after an aerial problem where he caught Tunisia substitute Ali Maaloul in the experience with his elbow in the 82nd moment.
Before, hosts Cameroon sophisticated to the semi-finals with a 2- triumph above the Gambia.
Toko Ekambi headed in from a cross in the 50th moment and aspect-footed into the prime of the web from another cross in the 57th to see the Indomitable Lions into the previous four following the tournament’s initially quarterfinal.
French-born Toko Ekambi now has 5 targets at the tournament, a person guiding Cameroon captain Vincent Aboubakar.
Cameroon will enjoy the winner of the Egypt vs Morocco quarterfinal, scheduled to be played on Sunday.