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Burkina Faso 1-3 Senegal summary: score, goals, highlights: AFCON semi-final

Burkina Faso 1-3 Senegal summary: score, goals, highlights: AFCON semi-final

Burkina Faso 1-3 Senegal: as it happened

Senegal's quality came through in the end to send the Lions of Teranga into the final. Senegal have never won the tournament. Maybe this is their year? With Sadio Mané in attack, they have every chance. Senegal will be watching the second semi-final closely tomorrow. The winner of Cameroon and Egypt will take on Aliou Cissé's team in Sunday's final.

Senegal are heading for the AFCON final!

FT: Burkina Faso 1-3 Senegal


Cisse picks up a yellow for Senegal. 


There will be three minutes added on!

Mané bags a third for Senegal

Senegal will face either Cameroon or Egypt.

Senegal are heading for the AFCON final.

It's an excellent finish by Mané as he chips the keeper. Senegal punish Burkina on the break. We've had four goals in 18 minutes!





The Stallions have five minutes to find an equaliser.

Burkina Faso 1-2 Senegal

Toure scores for Burkina to make it 1-2 and they're right back in this one with just under 10 minutes of play remaining. It appears to hit Toure on the knee and flies past Mendy. Kabore with the assist from a right wing cross.


Burkina Faso pull one back!


Burkina Faso substitutions:

Ouattara and H Taposba ON

Guira and Bande OFF

And that should really be that as the Lions of Teranga double their lead in Cameroon. 

Mané tees up Dieng to slot home from close range. 



Senegal grab their second goal!


What a chance that is for Pape Gueye. Ciss sends in a fantastic left wing cross. Gueye is at the back post but somehow sends his header wide. 


Senegal did reach the last AFCON final and they now have one foot in this year's final. Burkina have failed to really threaten today and will need to step it up in the next 20 minutes. 

The loose ball falls to the centre-back, who buries it into the corner of the net. The PSG man has given Senegal a huge goal. 


Diallo gives Senegal the lead from the corner!


Sarr beats his man to whip in a cross but Burkina clear and it's out for a corner. 


Burkina Faso have failed to really test Mendy in the Senegal goal. Burkina waste another set piece opportunity. Toure's corner curls straight into Mendy's hands. 

Senegal bring on some quality in Pape Gueye and Sarr as they look to break the deadlock. It remains 0-0 in Cameroon. The winner here today will play Cameroon or Egypt in Sunday's final. 


Senegal double substitution:

ON Pape Gueye and Ismaïla Sarr

OFF Kouyaté and Diedhou 


Gueye puts far too much on his left wing free-kick and it flies over the bar. 


Burkina Faso substitution:

ON Sanogo

OFF Bayala 


Traoré is through on goal for Burkina but Koulibaly nicks the ball off him just as he's about to pull the trigger. 

Excellent defending by the Senegal captain. 

A quick reminder that this will go to extra-time and penalties if the sides can't be separated. 


Senegal aren't giving too much time or space to Bertrand Traoré, Burkina Faso's main threat up top. 


Sarr picks up a yellow card for a challenge on Guira. 


Senegal have started this second half on the front foot. It remains 0-0. Burkina Faso played well in the first half and will fancy their chances of making it to the final. 

Burkina Faso get us underway for the second half!

The players make their way back out onto the pitch for the second half. 

HT: Burkina Faso 0-0 Senegal

It's not a penalty and Tapsoboa has his yellow card rescinded by the referee.


The referee has gone to VAR for a potential handball against Burkina Faso...


Ouedraogo denies Mané at his near post. The Liverpool man strikes it superbly but it's a big save by the substitute keeper. 


The loose ball falls to Dieng at the back post. He drives an effort over the bar. A very good chance for Senegal but it was quite a tight angle to score from. 


Traoré goes down on the edge of the box. The referee waves play on. He has made some good decisions today. 


There will be six extra minutes!


It remains all-square here. Burkina have been impressive in the opening half. I'm expecting quite a bit of added time at the end of the 45 after two separate off the ball head clashes. 


Burkina Faso have been on top for the last five minutes. Bande strikes over Mendy's bar. The Chelsea keeper sends the dreaded stare to his backline as Burkina continue to threaten. 


Bande shoots but Mendy saves for Senegal. It's another corner. Sangare takes it from the left this time. It's out for a throw-in and Burkina recycle it through their defence. 


Burkina Faso are right in this. Sangare takes the corner for the Stallions. Senegal manage to clear.


Burkina Faso change:

OFF Koffi

ON Ouedraogo

Ouedraogo is coming on the replace Koffi in the Burkina Faso goal. 

And Koffi is now being stretchered off. Kouyate is back on his feet. 


Burkina Faso's goalkeeper Koffi is still down here after clashing with Kouyate. 


NO penalty for Senegal. I think that is the right decision. 

The referee is heading for the VAR cameras. There could be a penalty for Senegal here...


They have the stretcher out for Kouyate. Papa Gueye is warming up. 


Diallo sends a ball to the back post. Koffi comes charging out and catches Kouyate. Both players fall heavily. It's another nasty clash.


Guira is booked and will miss the final if Burkina Faso are to advance to the final. 


Dieng's header flashes wide. It's excellent play once again by Ciss, who sends it onto Dieng's head. The Marseille man can't keep it on target. 


Sarr sends in a fine corner. Tapsoboa kicks it clear as the ball is heading goalward. That could have easily been 1-0 to Senegal. 


Burkina Faso are pressing Senegal high up the pitch. After 25 minutes, it remains 0-0 in Cameroon. 

The Aston Villa man is the Stallions' main threat here. Yago has also been impressive down the left with his ability. 


Traoré does brilliantly down the right before crossing to the front post, where Sarr clears the danger. 


Sadio Mané shoots from outside the box. He strikes it low but Koffi gets down to save the effort. 0-0

This game will go to extra-time and penalties if necessary.


The ball is worked down Senegal's right. It falls to Crystal Palace midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate, who sends his cross into Koffi's hands. He was among the goals after tapping home a sweeping move to make it 2-1 to Senegal in the quarter-finals against Equatorial Guinea.


Ciss goes close for Senegal. The pacey left-back cuts inside onto his right foot and his low shot flies past Koffi's left-hand post. 


Burkina go up the other end and win their own corner after some good wing play by Bande. Senegal clear the resulting corner. 0-0


Bertrand Traoré clears Senegal's corner with his head. 

It has been a cagey affair so far as the sides settle into their last four clash. The winner of this will play Egypt or Cameroon in the final. 


Mendy gets his first touch in the Senegal goal. The Chelsea number 1 will be hoping his defence gives him the much-needed cover today. 


Ciss flies down the left but his cross-cum-shot ends up flying over Koffi's goal. 


Mendy and Bayala are both now back on the field of play after that clash of heads. Good news.


The game resumes as Mendy receives treatment on the sideline. Sadio Mané wins the first free-kick of the game after a foul by Sangare. 


It looks like Mendy will need to be replaced. Papa Gueye is warming up. 

The stretcher has come out. We'll see how this develops. 


Burkina have set up in a 4-2-3-1 formation. Mendy is down for Senegal. Bayala is also down. It's a clash of heads between the two players.


Koffi gets his hands on the ball after Ciss' left wing cross goes straight at goal. 

Burkina Faso are playing in all white from right to left. Senegal are in their famous green.

Senegal get us underway!

The teams are out on the pitch for the national anthems.

Today's venue

Today's venue is the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium in Yaoundé, Cameroon.

Team News | Senegal

Senegal have made two changes from their quarter-final win. Crystal Palace midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate is starting in place of Pape Gueye. Bamba Dieng has also been called in for his first start of the tournament. He replaces Boulaye Dia.

Team News | Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso are without two key forwards today.Dango Ouattara is suspended after being sent off against Tunisia, while Djibril Ouattara is also missing the game due to an injury that he picked up in the same match.

Aston Villa's Bertrand Traore comes back into the starting line-up for the Stallions.

Today is the first of two semi-finals over the next 24 hours. Egypt and Cameroon play tomorrow. Today's clash sees two sides who have never won the tournament before face-off.

Preparations are underway in Cameroon

The teams are in!

Bertrand Traoré captains Burkina Faso. Koulibaly leads Senegal out. 

Senegal step it up vs Equatorial Guinea

Cheikhou Kouyate and Ismaila Sarr scored inside the final 25 minutes as Senegal overcame Equatorial Guinea 3-1 to reach the Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals. 

Aliou Cisse's side were comfortably the better team in the first half and they deservedly went ahead in the 28th minute when Famara Diedhiou coolly slotted past Jesus Owono after being played in by Sadio Mane.

Equatorial Guinea pulled one back when Jannick Buyla controlled Pablo Ganet's pass and fired past Edouard Mendy before the Senegal goalkeeper could set himself.

Kouyate needed just three minutes after being introduced from the bench to restore Senegal's advantage after 68 minutes, flicking home after a mix-up in the opposition defence, while fellow substitute Sarr wrapped up the win with a simple finish 11 minutes from full-time as his side reached the semi-finals in consecutive tournaments for the first time. 

Burkina Faso, who are ranked 60th in the world, have won all four AFCON quarter-finals they have ever played including three in the past four tournaments. The Burkinabe lost 1-0 to Nigeria in the 2013 final.

In 2017, they finished third and will be hoping to finish even better this year, after beating Tunisia in the quarter-finals.

Villa wish Bertrand Traoré all the best!

Quarter-final results

Dango Ouattara scored the only goal of the game and was sent off as Burkina Faso brushed Tunisia aside to reach the Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals. 

Senegal beat Equatorial Guinea 3-1 to book their place in the semi-finals. Famara Diedhiou, Cheikhou Kouyate and Ismaila Sarr were all on target for the winners

Burkina Faso vs Senegal

Semi-final stage


Burkina Faso vs Senegal: AFCON semifinal, times, TV and how to watch online

Burkina Faso are aiming to go one better than their runners-up performance in 2013 and a third-placed finish in 2017 at AFCON 2021 and will face Senegal in the first semi-final in their bid to add a first continental crown to their laurels. 

Senegal went into the tournament among the favourites but hardly impressed in the group stage, scoring only once from the penalty spot as the Lions of Teranga benefited from a weak set of opponents. Burkina Faso went through in second place behind host nation Cameroon with a draw, a win and a defeat, scoring three and conceding three.

Full story

Burkina Faso vs Senegal: Hello & welcome!

Hello and welcome to AS USA's live coverage of this AFCON semi-final between Burkina Faso and Senegal at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium in Yaoundé, Cameroon. 


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