Burkina Faso 1-3 Senegal: Teranga Lions thro’ to second success AFCON final

Written by on February 3, 2023

Sadio Mane sealed a 3-1 win for Senegal over Burkina Faso as they reached their second consecutive Africa Cup of Nations final last night.

After twice being denied a penalty by VAR before the break, Abdou Diallo and Bamba Dieng struck in a six-minute period to put Senegal well in control of the match.

Blati Toure pulled one back with seven minutes remaining to give Burkina Faso hope, but Mane broke away and finished wonderfully to put the result beyond doubt.

In 2019, Senegal were beaten by Algeria in the AFCON final. They will get another chance to lift the trophy for a first time on Sunday, when they face either Cameroon or Egypt.

The first-half was 55 minutes long, as a number of stoppages and injuries disrupted proceedings. Idrissa Gueye and Cyrille Bayala ran into each in the opening minutes, resulting in a nasty clash of heads, though both were able to continue.

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