Burkina 4 - 0 Ethiopia

Match info: Africa Cup of Nations - Group C at Mbombela Stadium

Date: 25/01/2013 KO: 18:00 Ref: Bernard Camille Att: 35,000

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers


Alain Traore 34,74
Jonathan Pitroipa 90+5
Djakaridja Kone 79



FT (ht: 1-0)

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  • The referee blows his whistle for the final time this evening, bringing an exciting match to a close. You can't help but feel sorry for the Ethiopians, who produced a strong performance in the first half, but fell apart after Burkina's second goal.

  • Pitroipa finally gets his name on the scoresheet with a powerful shot from the edge of the area.

  • The excellent Kabore comes off for Wilfreid Benjamin Balima.

  • Now it's Birhanu Bogale who gives away a free kick after barging into a Burkina player from the side. Traore takes the resulting free kick which is palmed away by the 'keeper. Pitroipa looks to covert on the rebound, but the ref blows his whistle for offside.

  • Frustrations starting boil over here as Seyom Tesfaye appears to stamp on Burkina substitute Florent Rouamba. The ref takes pity on him, however, deciding not to brandish the red card.

  • Ethiopia's Addis Hintsa tires his luck from range, but his shot is high and wide.

  • Ethiopia pile forward now as they look to bag a consolation goal for their disappointed supporters.

  • Play is stopped after a streaker runs onto the pitch. He is escorted off the pitch by a pack of stewards.

  • Pitroipa has been a real threat throughout and he collects flighted pass, but he loses the ball on the edge of the area after a last-ditch challenge from the defence.

  • There it is! Game over for Ethiopia as Djakaridja Kone bombs forward, playing a one-two with Pitroipa before firing a low shot past the onrushing goalkeeper.

  • Ethiopia have the numerical advantage, but they are two goals down with around 20 minutes left to play. Can they claw their way back?

  • It's Traore again! What a goal from the striker from outside the area. Pitroipa lays off the ball and Traore runs onto it, hammering a first-time shot into the left-hand side of goal. A real contender for goal of the tournament.

  • Ethiopia defender Seyom Tesfaye is penalised for a foul just outside his area. The resulting free kick comes to nothing as the defence clears from danger.

  • Substitute Behailu Assefa latches onto a flighted diagonal ball and cuts in before sending in a right-footed cross which is collected by Diakite.

  • Another stoppage as Kabore receives treatment for a tight hamstring. Burkina are temporarily down to nine men.

  • The resulting free kick is snapped up by Diakite.

  • Another substitution for Burkina. Florent Rouamba comes on for Aristide Bance.

  • Goalkeeper Daouda Diakite comes on for Wilfried Sanou, who is sacrificed for cause.

  • Free kick for Ethiopia on the edge of the area after Soulama collects a high ball just outside his area. After consulting his assistants, the referee brandishes the red card. A tad harsh, but the correct decision according to the letter of the law.

  • Corner for Burkina, but Paul Koulibaly's flicked header loops harmlessly over the bar.


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