Egypt edge Burkina Faso to reach AFCON 2017 final

Egypt edge Burkina Faso to reach AFCON 2017 final

Egypt have qualified for the ongoing African Cup of Nations final after defeating Burkina Faso 4 - 3 on penalties in their semi-final clash.

Bertrand Traore missed the vital spot-kick as the Pharoahs qualified for their first final in eight years.

Burkina Faso started stronger of the two sides. As early as the second minute Razack hit a sliced shot from 25 yards which was well handled.

BREAKING: Egypt into AFCON 2017 final

Bance (right) in action against Egypt

In the eight minute Burkina Faso's Ali Gabr did well to clear a ball off the line.

The pharaohs however roared back, Trezeguet, guilty of sending an effort wide of goal after Mohammed Salah had done all the job.

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The second half however was a different story as both teams took their chances.

Former Chelsea star Mohammed Salah opened the scoring 66th minute after he controlled Kahraba's pass to find the top left hand corner.

BREAKING: Egypt into AFCON 2017 final

Salah celebrates his goal

The Burkinabe's struck back through quarter-final hero Aristide Bance. Captain Kabore bustled down the right, collected Yago’s smart backheel, and his cross found its way to Bancé, who chested the ball down and rifled it into the corner.

That was how the half ended as the game went into extra-time.

Burkina Faso probed and asked questions of the Pharoah's defense but still could not find a way through with Traore guilty of missing an open goal.

The game went into penalties, but it was El-Said's effort which was the first for Egypt was saved. Burkina Faso goalie Koffi also missed his spot-kick.

Chelsea striker Bertrand Traore was the culprit as El-Hadary saved his spot-kick to take the Pharaohs through.

Source: Sports.naij.com

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