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Breaking: Burkina Faso knock out Tunisia, hit AFCON Semis



The Stallions of Burkina Faso have beaten Tunisia 1-0 to move into the Semi-finals of the African Cup of Nations (AFCON).

Dango Ouattara was the hero of the day, as he put Burkina Faso ahead on first half added time.

He displayed superb quick feet and dribbling as he jinxed his way through multiple challenges and took a shot from inside the box, which was deflected and went past stranded Bechir Ben Said.

The West African side held on till 90 minutes, despite one man down to qualify for the semi-finals.

Tunisia could not replicate the form which saw them knocked out Nigeria in the round of 16.

Earlier, Djibril Ouattara attempted to score with a first-time shot from the edge of the box. His effort towards the middle of the goal was saved by Bechir Ben Said.On 51 minutes, Ibrahim Blati Toure had a great chance inside the six-yard box, shot to the middle of the goal, but Bechir Ben Said pulled off an exquisite save to deny him.

Ali Maaloul, on 69 minutes unleashed a shot goalward from a mid-range free kick. The ball headed towards the right post, but the goalkeeper made a decent save to thwart him.

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