Burkina Faso hosts Senegal in the African Cup of Nations semifinals. The match will be played on Wednesday, February 2nd at Japoma Stadium (Douala)
The national team of Burkina Faso advanced to the playoffs from 2nd place in Group A. The Stallions earned four points in the matches against Cameroon (1-2), Cape Verde (1-0), and Ethiopia (1-1). In the 1/8 finals, the Burkinabes eliminated the Gabonese (1-1 and 7-6 on penalties), and on January 29, they defeated Tunisia, which was considered the favorite in the quarterfinals (1-0). Dango Ouattara scored the winning goal at the end of the 1st half, but in the 82nd minute, he picked up a red card and left the pitch. Despite that sending-off, the Stallions made the score hold up until the final whistle.
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The national team of Senegal started the fight for the trophy in Group B. The Lions of Teranga took first place thanks to five points scored against Zimbabwe (1-0), Guinea (0-0), and Malawi (0:0). In the 1/8 finals, the Senegalese overcame the resistance of Cape Verde (2-0), and on January 30, they beat one of the sensations of the current tournament, the national team of Equatorial Guinea (3-1). Famara Diedhiou, Cheikhou Kouyate, and Ismaila Sarr scored goals for the winners.
The statistics of head-to-head matches between Burkina Faso and Senegal indicate a clear advantage for the Lions of Teranga. They gained three victories and five draws and lost only one friendly match in December 2001 (2-4). These teams played their last head-to-head matches in the 2018 World Cup qualification. The game in Senegal ended without goals, and in Burkina Faso, the teams scored two times each (2-2). The national team of Senegal will be the favorite in the upcoming game. The Lions have good statistics of head-to-head matches, a higher level of players, and excellent defense. The Stallions have already surpassed themselves, knocking out Tunisia in the last round, but it will be difficult for them to create a second sensation in a row.