Tuesday January 19, 2010 Group Stage: Group B Finished 11 de Novembro

Burkina Faso 0 - 1 Ghana

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  1. African Cup of Nations - Ghana reach quarters

    African Cup of Nations - Ghana reach quarters

    Depleted Ghana beat Burkina Faso 1-0 to advance to the African Cup of Nations quarter-finals. More

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    Time:90'
    • Burkina Faso
    • Ghana
    • 90+5' It's all over! Ghana are through to the quarter-finals!
    • 90+4' Ghana win a corner. They will take their time over this and will surely be through to the next round.
    • 90+1' There will be four minutes of added time.
    • 90' What a waste! Dagano fires the free-kick high and wide.
    • 90' Hold on! Burkina Faso has an extremely dangerous free-kick in a central position just outside the box.
    • 89' Ghana are happy to play out time and there doesn't seem a way back for Burkina Faso now.
    • 87' Gyan is replaced by Rahim Ayew.
    • 85' Burkina Faso have really failed to trouble the Ghana back four with Koffi shooting comfortably over from distance.
    • 83' The injured Koulibaly has been replaced by Koffi.
    • 83' Ghana enjoy a spell of possession in the final third before Inkoom goes for goal but shoots into the side netting.
    • 82' Gyan is back on but Koulibaly remains on the sidelines.
    • 81' Koulibaly was also hurt in that challenge. Both players are receiving treatment off the pitch and that means Burkina Faso currently have nine men.
    • 79' Gyan goes for goal on the edge of the box when the better option would have been to play in a team-mate and is hurt in a challenge with Koulibaly.
    • 78' Ghana make another change with Amoah replaced by 20-year-old star Adiya.
    • 76' Great chance for Dramani, who is found in acres of space on the right side of the box but the FC Kuban fires into the side netting!
    • 75' Confusion in the Burkina Faso defence and Diakite has to lump the ball clear.
    • 72' Burkina Faso make a change with Dagano, their top scorer, coming on for Bamogo.
    • 70' A low cross is played in for Gyan but his mistimed shot is ballooned over.
    • 69' The game has opened up a little since Tall's sending off.
    • 68' Tall had already been booked but that was a straight red her saw from the referee.
    • 66' You can't say it hasn't been coming! Burkina Faso's Tall is sent-off for an apparent elbow on Gyan. It didn't look like there was much in that.
    • 64' Burkina Faso whip in the free-kick and it finds Kone who controls it on his knee before shooting over on the turn. That was not a bad chance at all.
    • 64' Another player is into the book, Ghana's Agyemang.
    • 62' Burkina Faso fire in a teasing free-kick but no-one commits and it goes straight past the back post for the goal-kick.
    • 60' Burkina Faso make the first change of the afternoon with Kabore the man replaced.
    • 58' Kabore's delivery is awful and fails to trouble the Ghana defence.
    • 57' Pitroipa shows a lovely touch to force a foul and win Burkina Faso a free-kick on the left edge of the box.
    • 56' Draman does superbly on the right, showing pace and quick feet to earn some space before firing in an excellent shirt which is just shy of a red shirt.
    • 55' Burkina Faso have a chance to break through Kone but the Cluj player doesn't have any support.
    • 54' Asamoah zips in a free-kick and Burkina Faso can only clear for a corner.
    • 53' Gyan wins a free-kick on the right wing after a foul by Tall.
    • 52' There's a stop in play while Addy receives treatment.
    • 50' Burkina Faso find Pitroipa on the left but Ghana right-back Sarpei puts in an inch-perfect tackle.
    • 47' Kingson finds Amoah and the striker has a shy at goal but drags his shot wide.
    • 46' Kingson does well to claim a long ball forward from the Burkina Faso defence.
    • 46' Ghana get the second half underway.
    • 45+2' The referee blows up for half-time. As it stands it's Ghana progressing to the knockout stages.
    • 45+1' Burkina Faso fire a long ball forward and Kingson has to be quick off his line to collect.
    • 45+1' There will be two minutes of added time.
    • 45' Pitroipa, who has been Burkina Faso's brightest spark, goes down in the box and appeals for a penalty but the referee is not having any of it.
    • 45' Burkina Faso have gone a bit flat since conceding and have barely created a chance.
    • 43' The game is still struggling to build any momentum with the referee blowing up a lot.
    • 41' Ghana finished third overall in 2008 while Burkina Faso claimed fourth when they hosted the tournament in 1998.
    • 40' Rouamba wins Ghana a free-kick in a similar position to where the ball was crossed for the goal but this time Burkina Faso are able to defend.
    • 39' Pitroipa returns to the action but is moving rather gingerly.
    • 37' Ghana cross a long ball into the box and Gyan rises well to beat his man but can't get the header on target.
    • 36' Pitroipa leaves the pitch on a stretcher once again. We'll have to see whether he returns.
    • 35' Burkina Faso swing in the free-kick and Kere goes for a spectacular bicycle kick at the back post when he really would have been better leaving it to one of his team-mates, who were lining up.
    • 34' Sarpei is the first Ghana player to be booked for a slightly late challenge on Pitroipa.
    • 32' How will Burkina Faso, who have not scored a goal at the tournament so far after their 0-0 draw with the Ivory Coast, respond to that?
    • 30' GOAL! Burkina Faso only half-clear the free-kick and it's delivered back in for Ayew who heads past Diakite. 1-0 to Ghana.
    • 29' Yet another free-kick with Panandetiguiri, who will now miss Burkina Faso's next goal in they qualify, seeing yellow.
    • 28' There have been a lot of fouls in this opening half hour and it's disrupted the flow of the game.
    • 25' Ghana deliver a long free-kick forward but Kone is in charge once again and heads clear.
    • 24' You can watch every African Cup of Nations game LIVE on Eurosport Player.
    • 23' Burkina Faso are controlling the game at the moment. Ghana are undoubtedly missing Essien's energy.
    • 21' Burkina Faso, who have been the better team so far, win a free-kick on the right flank.
    • 19' Ghana have won the African Cup of Nations four times but not since 1982.
    • 17' Kone rises tall to head Ghana's free-kick away.
    • 16' Tall follows Bamogo into the book and the defender will be walking a tightrope for the remaining 74 minutes. That seemed a little harsh from the ref.
    • 14' Bamogo is the first to go into the book.
    • 13' Ghana's Gyan produces a fantastic backheel to play in Draman but he hasn't read it and Burkina Faso clear.
    • 12' Ghana play long but Kone's spotted the pass and sweeps round the back to clear for Burkina Faso.
    • 11' Amoah finds space on the edge of the box but slashes at his shot and it's high and wide.
    • 10' Draman swings in the corner but Burkina Faso clear.
    • 9' Ghana win a corner.
    • 8' Pitroipa is back on and makes a fantastic run on the counter-attack and forces a fine save from Wigan Athletic keeper Kingson at a tight angle.
    • 7' Kabore swings in a great ball and Ghana keeper Kingson is caught in no man's land but fortunately for him a team-mate clears.
    • 6' Pitroipa is taken off on a stretcher and looks to have taken a blow to the throat.
    • 6' Pitroipa wins a free-kick on the left for Burkina Faso, in a similar position to the set-piece Ghana wasted earlier.
    • 5' Both these teams are in what was meant to be Togo's group and will therefore only play two matches apiece.
    • 4' Burkina Faso are holding a high line, forcing Ghana to play the ball around the back before trying to pick out a long pass.
    • 2' Asamoah goes for goal but it is over and a completely wasted opportunity.
    • 2' Ghana win an early free-kick in a dangerous position on the left wing.
    • 1' And we're off with Burkina Faso kicking off.
    • - Of course Ghana are without their star man, Chelsea's Michael Essian, who suffered a partial knee ligament tear.
    • - This is a huge match for both nations, with Ghana needing to win to progress through Group B after their defeat to the Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso's superb 0-0 draw.
    • - GHANA: Kingson, Addy, Inkoom, Sarpei, Vorsah, Agyemang-Badu, Ayew, Dramani, Asamoah, Amoah, Gyan.
    • - BURKINA FASO: Diakite, Kone, Koulibaly, Tall, Pananadetiguiri, Kere, Rouamba, Kabore, Pitroipa, Kone, Bamogo.
    • - Welcome to LIVE text commentary of Burkina Faso's Group B clash with Ghana at the African Cup of Nations.
  • Summary

    • 90' What a waste! Dagano fires the free-kick high and wide.
    • 76' Great chance for Dramani, who is found in acres of space on the right side of the box but the FC Kuban fires into the side netting!
    • 66' You can't say it hasn't been coming! Burkina Faso's Tall is sent-off for an apparent elbow on Gyan. It didn't look like there was much in that.
    • 64' Burkina Faso whip in the free-kick and it finds Kone who controls it on his knee before shooting over on the turn. That was not a bad chance at all.
    • 37' Ghana cross a long ball into the box and Gyan rises well to beat his man but can't get the header on target.
    • 30' GOAL! Burkina Faso only half-clear the free-kick and it's delivered back in for Ayew who heads past Diakite. 1-0 to Ghana.

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Burkina Faso

    Manager: Paulo Duarte

  • Ghana

    Manager: Milovan Rajevac

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