Afcon 2017: Burkina Faso advances to semis

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  • Burkina Faso advance to semis with 2-0 win
  • Bancé and Nakoulma score late in Libreville

Two goals in the closing 10 minutes handed Tunisia a fifth quarterfinal defeat in the competition since they were crowned champions back in 2004.

A tense, goalless game looked to be drifting towards extra time until substitute Aristide Bancé scored from a free kick in the 81st minute.

Bance, who had replaced Cyrille Bayala moments earlier, struck a thumping low drive past Tunisia’s goalkeeper Aymen Mathlouthi after Syam Ben Youssef had been penalized for handball on the edge of the penalty area.

Three minutes later the 2013 runners up sealed victory as Préjuce Nakoulma broke away down the right wing, rounded Mathlouthi — who had advanced out of the penalty area — before calmly slotting home into an empty net.

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