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Africa Cup of Nations

Ouagadougou (ATT 17,000) 22nd January 2012 - Kick off 19:00 Ref: M Benouza

Burkina Burkina vs Angola Angola

Burkina 1

A Traore (57)

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Angola 2

Mateus (47)
Manucho (68)

Live Commentary

Last Updated at 9:00 pm, January 22nd 2012

  1. Angola go top of Group B ahead of Ivory Coast. Join us again tomorrow for more AFCON commentary, good night!

  2. 90+6

    Koffi shoots wide of the Angolan goal from distance. Fernandes is then booked for time wasting after going down for no apparent reason.

  3. 90+5

    Angola's Jose Vunguidica replaces Andre Macanga.

  4. 90+3

    The Stallions are pressing in the closing stages here but it's just not quite falling for them.

  5. 90+2

    Burkina Faso's Mamadou Tall is booked for leaning into Mateus.

  6. 90

    Traore flashes a shot wide with the outside of his left foot. There will be six minutes of injury time. There certainly have been a number of stoppages in this second half.

  7. 88

    Angola's Jaime replaces the injured Djalma.

  8. 86

    Dagano comes close again as he turns and shoots in a crowded box with his effort bundled clear by an increasingly nervous Angolan defence.

  9. 81

    Dagano wastes a great chance as he directs a header straight at Fernandes following a cross by Traore from the right! That really should have been the equaliser.

  10. 80

    Angola's Miguel does well to charge down an effort on goal. The Black Antelopes are really committed in the challenge as they eye out a likely three points with less than 10 minutes to go.

  11. 76

    There's a bit of niggle out there at the moment with some heavy challenges flying in in midfield. One gets the sense a card or two could shortly follow.

  12. 71

    Angola's Miguel comes off second best in a studs-up challenge but returns after receiving some attention on the sidelines. No card given, with Miguel likewise going in with a raised foot.

  13. 68

    Angola take the lead! Manucho fires home a powerful left-footed effort on the run from just outside the box! Burkina Faso pay the price for losing possession in a dangerous area, with Djakaridja Kone the guilty party.

  14. 61

    Angola's Dede replaces Flavio, who has disappointed tonight.

  15. 57

    Burkina Faso goal! Traore, a key player for Auxerre, beats Carlos with a stunning free-kick from 26 metres out! The Angolan keeper was rooted to the spot there and could only look on helplessly at Traore's left-footed effort.

  16. 53

    The goal has brought the crowd to life, the game certainly needed it following a drab opening period bereft of chances.

  17. 50

    Burkina Faso's Saidou Panandetiguiri replaces Koulibaly.

  18. 47

    Angola goal! Mateus cuts in from the right before finding the corner of the net with a rasping low effort with the outside of his boot. Great finish from the 27-year-old, who plays his club football in Portugal with Nacional.

  19. 46

    We are back underway.

  20. It's goalless at the break, join us in 15 minutes for the second installment.

  21. 45

    Pitroipa bursts into the Angolan box but his cut back is intercepted. There will be two minutes of optional time.

  22. 43

    Traore narrowly fails to get on the end of a cross to the far post. This half has been devoid of genuine opportunities so far, let's hope the action livens up after the restart, which is fast approaching.

  23. 40

    Angola's Flavio tries his luck from distance but his ballooned effort is woefully off target. Soon after, Burkina Faso's Paul Koulibaly receives some medical attention after catching a stray stud on his thigh. He looks to be alright.

  24. 35

    At the other end, ageing Burkina Faso captain Moumouni Dagano gets down the left flank but allows the ball to run out before he can whip a cross in. Moments later Pitroipa takes a tumble in the box but he's adjudged to be off side. Didn't look like much in it in any event.

  25. 30

    Angola are growing in confidence here as Daouda Diakite comes but fails to gather a floated cross by Marco Airosa from the right. Fortunately for the Stallions keeper, his defence come to the rescue and clear.

  26. 25

    Mateus bursts forward and causes some consternation in the Stallions defence with a low cross from the right, which is just about cleared.

  27. 19

    Angola's Mateus is cautioned for an exuberant challenge.

  28. 18

    Koffi breaks down the right for the Stallions but his cross is too deep allowing Palancas Negras to regroup.

  29. 13

    Angolan goalkeeper Carlos Fernandes shows good awareness to race off his line and collect a thoughtful ball over the top. Burkina Faso are enjoying a touch more possession at this stage, with Alain Traore and Jonathan Pitroipa looking dangerous going forward.

  30. 8

    Burkina Faso's Mohamed Koffi is cautioned for catching his opponent late.

  31. 5

    It's a fairly tame start to proceedings as Angola's Gilberto floats a free-kick harmlessly over from range early on.

  32. 1

    Burkina Faso get us underway.

  33. The anthems have been sung and we're just about ready to go here.

  34. The 2010 hosts' best run ended in the quarter-finals of the 2008 edition, losing out to eventual winners and reigning champions Egypt. The Pharaohs, are of course, notable absentees this time round as are Nigeria, Cameroon and 1996 champs South Africa.

  35. Burkina Faso, nicknamed the Stallions, enjoyed their best finish in the tournament in 1998, placing fourth. They were knocked out in the first round of the event in Angola two years ago.

  36. If you fancy taking a wager, Angola are 15/8 to win according to our friends at Sky Bet.

  37. With group and tournament favourites Ivory Coast edging Sudan 1-0 earlier on, top spot is up for grabs should one team impress at Nuevo Estadio.

  38. Good evening and welcome to live coverage of Burkina Faso's AFCON Group B opener with Angola in Malabo.

Matches

Tables

Africa Cup of Nations Group A

Africa Cup of Nations
Pos Team P Pts
1 South Africa 2 4
2 Cape Verde 2 2
3 Morocco 2 2
4 Angola 2 1

Africa Cup of Nations Group B

Africa Cup of Nations
Pos Team P Pts
1 Ghana 3 7
2 Mali 3 4
3 DR Congo 3 3
4 Niger 3 1

Africa Cup of Nations Group C

Africa Cup of Nations
Pos Team P Pts
1 Burkina 3 5
2 Nigeria 3 5
3 Zambia 3 3
4 Ethiopia 3 1

Africa Cup of Nations Group D

Africa Cup of Nations
Pos Team P Pts
1 Ivory Coast 3 7
2 Togo 3 4
3 Tunisia 3 4
4 Algeria 3 1