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Senegal beat Burkina Faso to qualify for AFCON final

Senegal beat Burkina Faso to qualify for AFCON final
February 03
01:27 2022

Senegal advanced into the final of the ongoing African Cup of Nations (AFCON) following a 3-1 win over Burkina Faso in their semi-final encounter at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium in Yaounde on Wednesday night.

Sadio Mane provided an assist and scored the clincher for the Terranga Lions who took a two-goal lead before Blati Toure pulled one back for Burkina Faso.

The highly entertaining yet drama-filled encounter started with two penalties awarded by the referee and both overturned by the video assistant referee (VAR) system in the first half.

The second half, however, kicked off with four late goals, all coming in the last 20 minutes of the pulsating encounter.

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Abdoulaye Diallo finished off a corner kick to give Senegal the lead before Bamba Dieng doubled the lead six minutes later.

While Toure pulled one back for the Burkinabe, Mane chipped in to ensure victory with his 29th international goal that sees him become Senegal’s joint all-time scorers’ record holder.

Senegal will face either Egypt or Cameroon, the hosts, in the AFCON final to be held on Sunday, February 6.

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