|Burkina Faso - Senegal
Before the match:
Experts are not to sure
about the level of both teams yet.
Senegal after some years
of absence return with good results during the last two years. They seem
quite confident and in a group with a lot of teams not sure about their
form they see a realistic opportunity to reach the quarter finals.
Burkina Faso had been a
surprise fourth in the tournament 1998, but that was played at Burkina
Faso. To the surprise of many the selection of the poor country has maintained
some of the form, although the squad will contain many newcomers. Among
them a bunch of yet teenagers (but not in defence), of which 4 will be
in the beginning squad. Not the ones from their successful under 17 side,
but those have proofed that the new breeds from West African football-schools
will make impact in the future. Their potential has dramatically increased
during the 90's, will they be able to form a stabile unit to surprise?
Watch out for #10 Mamadou Zongo. Already two years ago he had been predicted
a future star, but surprisingly left out by Troussier for the 1998 squad.
Today, 19, he plays for Vitesse Arnheim (Netherlands).
FASO: 2-Seydou Traore; 3-Brahima Cisse, 4-Issa Sanogo, 6-Brahima Korbeogo,
7-Ismael Koudou, 10-Mamadou Zongo, 11-Ousmane Sanou, 13-Jean-Michel Gnonka
Liade, (15-Ousmane Traore, 52), 18-Rahim Ouedraogo, (19-Oumar Barro, 60),
20-Mamadou Kere, 22-Abdoulaye Traore Soulama
SENEGAL: 1-Oumar Diallo, 2-Omar Daf, 4-Papa Malick Diop, 7- Henri Camara,
8-Mbaye Badji, 9-Assane Ndiaye, 10-Kalidou Faidga, (11-Salif Keita, 62),
13-Ousmane Diop, (15-Pape Niokhor Fall, 71) 16-Cheikh Sidy Ba, 17-Papa
Sarr, 20-Fary Faye
Burkina Faso - Ousmane Sanou, 65
Senegal - Henri Camara 3, Papa Sarr 45, Salif Keita 86
B. Faso: Koudou 26, raore Ousmane 50, Barro 70.
Senegal: Khalilou 89, Oumar Daf 35
Abdel Hakim Shelmani (LBY)
Ass. Referees: Rughoputh Purmanund (MRI), B Mudzamiri (ZIM)
Reserve referee: Codja Coffi (BEN)
-('4) diagonal ball into
the Burkinabé penalty area and from the half right a player (#13
Ousmane Diop?) scores into the left corner with a hopping ball - 0:1
-('8) First Burkinabé
ball in the direction of the Senegalese goal, a header wide
-('12) A dangerous ball
control error of a Senegalese defender but another one helps out.
Senegal has drawn back
and looks to create room for counter attacks. Burkina Faso seems capable
nevertheless to create opportunities nevertheless. A second goal seems
likely, leaving open on which side.
-('22) Burkina Faso: Header
-('23) Burkina Faso: A #10
Zongo corner and the Senegalese keeper makes a brilliant save against a
close range shot by #6 Korbeogo (a Burkina Faso based defender)
-('33) Senegal: Flying save
by the Burkinabé keeper against a header
A number of corners seem
to disclose: both defences have problems with high balls
-('35) Another BFA header
-('39) A must goal for Senegal:
A high free kick into the box from right wing finds a player all alone
6 meters to the goal, but he can't get off a proper header, so that the
keeper gets hold of the ball
-('44) Senegal: A very good
and very fast counter attack, but finally a player (#20) goes unsuccessfully
for a penalty
-('injury time) free
kick for Senegal 23 meters beautifully executed into the left corner (from
the scorers view), by #17 Papa Sarr ? (the numbers are difficult to read)
Halftime - 0:2
The goals came at very inconvinient
moments for the Burkinabé psyche. In between the match was rather
balanced. Both teams with conspicious defence problems against flying balls
and a considerable number of corners. Can Burkina Faso bounce back? A question
of attitude of both squads after the halftime break. The ground does not
seem to be a carpet.
Looking for a halftime
snack? Want to create some restaurant atmosphere?
-('52) Senegal: BFA has
more and more problems with the fast strikers. A free kick from the right
leads after a bouncing ball to a dangerous distance shot, missing close.
Referee says, Goalkeeper had hands on ball, too.
-('57) Senegal: More problems
for the Burkinabé defence
-(''57) Burkina Faso: In
the counterattack Zongo sets up a fine distance shot.
-(''59) Burkina Faso: spectacular
overhead kick (#19?) after corner, scratched from the line. The crowd now
behind the outsiders
-(''64) Senegal: The conspicious
#7, 22 year old Henri Camara, dangerous from the right but keeper denies
-(''66) Burkina Faso:
A lack of concentration of Senegal allows a Burkinabé player to
breakthrough on the left ground line and set up Sanou scoring from 8 meters
into the right corner - 1:2
-('71) A fine played counter
attack by Senegal and a spectacular save by the Burkinabé keeper.
The crowd seems to love
the match. Much more noise than at Egypt-Zambia. They are cheering the
Burkinabé actions, but Senegal looks stronger now.
-'('79) BFA: #7Koudou, after
a fine trick a minute before, receives big cheers when substituted
Burkina Faso is trying
with some pleasing ground game now, but get stopped by concentrated defenders.
The high balls had been more effective?
-('87) Senegal: A deflected
shot (by an own player) from 20 meters leaves the keeper without chance.
#11, Salif Keita, a asecond half substitute is announced as the scorer.
-('89) Senegal: more problems
now for the Burkinabé who have to recover from the shock
-('injury time) The Burkinabé
attackers do not give up, but then it' over
Final result - 1:3
In the better position after
the halftime lead, Senegal played on concentrated and successfully conserved
the advantage. The Burkinabé after weak 15 minutes fought fired
up by the crowd but did not have enough impact to turn it around.
They will play Zambia next
- a welcome opportunity against another team shaking up. Senegal faces
the unpleasant task against the Egyptian concrete.