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Burkina Faso
2017/10/07 | 15:00 |   | FNB Stadium,  |  Full Time
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As it happened: South Africa 3-1 Burkina Faso

2017-10-07 17:30
Last Updated at 00:02
07 Oct 17:38
07 Oct 17:01

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07 Oct 16:56

FULL-TIME: Bafana Bafana 3-1 Burkina Faso

Baxter's men keep their Russia 2018 World Cup hopes alive!

07 Oct 16:52
90' The fourth official signals a minimum of 4 additional minutes will be played.
07 Oct 16:48
86' Traore grabs one back for the visitors as he beats a motionless Khune from a free-kick.
07 Oct 16:47
86' GOAL Burkina Faso!
07 Oct 16:46
85' Stuart Baxter makes his final change as Dino Ndlovu comes on for Percy Tau.
07 Oct 16:42
80' Bafana Bafana make their second change as Lebogang Manyama replaces Vilakazi.
07 Oct 16:41
78' Tau goes just wide with a free-kick after being brought down on the edge of the area.
07 Oct 16:39
74' Burkina Faso make their third and final change as Banou Diawara replaces Mohamed Quattara Burkina Faso look to attack the 10 men of Bafana.
07 Oct 16:37
73' Khune pulls of a save to deny the visitors who are starting to see more of the ball.
07 Oct 16:34
71' Vilakazi goes close with a powerful shot that tests Burkina faso's Harve Kouakou Koffi.
07 Oct 16:31
68' Burkina Faso make their second change as Stephane Aziz Ki replaces Blati Traore.
07 Oct 16:30
66' Bongani Zungu sent off for Bafana Bafana after some fisticuffs between the two sides after an Mkhize tackle. A Burkina Faso official also receives his marching orders for entering the field of play.
07 Oct 16:26
64' Tau caught offside as he makes his run a split-second too early.
07 Oct 16:24
61' Percy Tau has been head-and-shoulders above anyone else on the pitch that includes players plying their trade in big European leagues.
07 Oct 16:23
60' Vilakazi again goes close with just the goalkeeper to beat after being played in by club-mate Percy Tau.
07 Oct 16:18
55' Bafana turning it on now playing some diski football with Vila and Jali combining to force a corner-kick.
07 Oct 16:16
53' Bertrand Traore tests Khune who punches away the attacker's left-footed strike.
07 Oct 16:13
50' Khune receives a loud cheer from the crowd as he pulls of an important save to maintain Bafana's 3-0 advantage.
07 Oct 16:12
49' Percy Tau continues to absolutely terrorise the Burkino Faso defenders by drifting across the defence and laying off some dangerous balls.
07 Oct 16:10
47' A GREAT chance for Bafana as Khune, Tau and Zwane combine again with the latter shooting wide with just the goalkeeper to beat.
07 Oct 16:07
46' We're back underway as Bafana look to maintain a healthy first-half advantage.
07 Oct 15:51
46' Vilakazi slots home a third for Bafana Bafana with some route one football from the home side. Excellent distribution to Tau who killed the ball and executed a classy back-heel pass to Vila who did the rest.
07 Oct 15:49
07 Oct 15:49
45' The fourth official signals a minimum of 2 additional minutes will be played.
07 Oct 15:47
42' Percy Tau proving to be a success leading the front-line as he has been a constant nightmare for the Burkina Faso defenders, holding the ball up and harassing the opposing defenders.
07 Oct 15:44
40' A perfect start for Bafana as we head into the final 5 minutes of the first half.
07 Oct 15:41
37' Bafana have their tails up as they're dominating possession and looking to play their diski style short-passing game.
07 Oct 15:37
33' Themba Zwane doubles the lead with his first international goal as he slots it past the goalkeeper after being played in by Andile Jali.
07 Oct 15:36
07 Oct 15:35
32' Burkina Faso make their first change as Aristide Bance replaces Cyrille Bayala. The visitors seem to be adopting a long-ball strategy to target Bafana's centre-backs.
07 Oct 15:33
30' Good chance for Bafana as Jali plays in Percy Tau but the attacker can't beat the Burkina Faso last line of defence.
07 Oct 15:32
28' Jali is back on the park as he looks to test out his shoulder to see if he can continue.
07 Oct 15:30
27' Andile Jali who was nursing a dislocated shoulder goes down and needs medical attention.
07 Oct 15:29
26' Burkina Faso seem to be looking to expose Mkhize at right-back with Bafana in turn looking to catch the visitors on the break with balls over the top.
07 Oct 15:28
20' Bafana still leading as we pass the 20 minute mark, with Itumeleng Khune yet to make a save.
07 Oct 15:21
18' Traore swings in the resulting free-kick to the far post but Zungu clears the danger for a line-out.
07 Oct 15:20
17' Free-kick to Burkina Faso as Morgan Gould is adjudged to have handled the ball from an attempted croos from the left flank.
07 Oct 15:19
16' Free-kick to Bafana as Vilikazi is brought down from behind. Bafana starting to settle now into the game.
07 Oct 15:17
13' A bit more on the goal, it seems to have marginally crossed the line from Tau's header...the decision will surely be discussed after the conclusion of the game.
07 Oct 15:15
12' Bafana sitting back and allowing the visitors to have the ball but are holding a good defensive shape.
07 Oct 15:14
11' Burkina Faso with their first attempt at goal but Daniels does well to block the effort for a corner-kick.
  • 905'

    FULL-TIME: SOUTH AFRICA 3-1 BURKINA FASO. Stuart Baxter's men have held on to keep their World Cup dreams alive despite a controversial red card to Zungu. Tau was particularly threatening going forward and Bafana also looked solid at the back.

  • 904'

    Mkhize goes off injured and South Africa are down to nine men for the moment in the closing stages of the game.

  • 901'

    We're into four minutes of stoppage time.

  • 89'

    Mkhize makes a fantastic challenge to deny Bertrand Traore as he pulls the trigger! Lovely defending.

  • 87'

    GOAL! Alain Traore puts the free-kick in the back of the net, leaving Khune with no chance! What a strike! 3-1.

  • 86'

    Burkina Faso have a free-kick in a promising position as Ndlovu comes on for Tau.

  • 82'

    Vilakazi makes way for Bafana as Manyama comes on.

  • 81'

    Aziz Ki plays the ball in from the left for Bance, but he puts his shot wide of goal and squanders a great chance!

  • 80'

    Tau blasts the free-kick high and wide following that Kone foul.

  • 78'

    At the other end, Bakary Kone is booked for cutting out the Bafana break with a foul on Tau.

  • 78'

    Now it's Bance who fires a shot at goal, but Khune saves comfortably again.

  • 76'

    Burkina Faso make their final substitution as Ouattara is replaced by Diawara.

  • 74'

    Khune does well to hold onto a low shot from Aziz Ki. The Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper has been impenetrable today.

  • 69'

    Aziz Ki comes on for Burkina Faso in place of Blati Toure.

  • 71'

    Kekana comes on for Jali as Bafana make a substitution of their own.

  • 67'

    RED CARD! Zungu is sent off following a scuffle between the two sides! I'm not certain the referee has picked the right man.

  • 64'

    Tau looks to cause problems for the defence yet again, but just mistimes his run and is caught offside.

  • 61'

    Tau sets Vilakazi up wonderfully and he looks to chip it over Koffi. However, his effort goes just wide.

  • 57'

    Bertrand Traore goes in with a nasty challenge on Hlanti. The two of them have been at each other lately.

  • 55'

    Burkina Faso have been piling on the pressure in the last few minutes with Bertrand Traore in particular looking lively.

  • 51'

    At the other end, Khune makes a great save to deny Traore.

  • 50'

    Tau gives the ball to Mkhize with another lovely backheel on the right. Mkhize fires a cross in, which is unconvincingly patted away by Koffi.

  • 48'

    South Africa hit Burkina Faso with a lightning fast break. Zwane gets the ball in the box, cuts inside, but then misses the target!

  • 34'

    GOAL! Zwane beats the offside trap and goes through to score! Khune did well to initiate that attack from the back. 2-0. Meanwhile, Bance is on the field in place of Bayala.

  • 46'

    The second half is underway as Burkina Faso kick off.

  • 452'

    HALF-TIME: South Africa 3-0 Burkina Faso. Stuart Baxter rung the changes to his side and it looks to have paid off. Goals from Tau, Zwane and Vilakazi send them into the break ahead.

  • 451'

    GOAL! Tau sets Vilakazi up with an exquisite backheel and he finds the back of the net! 3-0.

  • 45'

    Tau finds Zwane with what looks a lovely ball in a dangerous area, but the linesman's flag goes up.

  • 41'

    At the other end, Gould makes a clearance under some pressure. Bafana are defending in numbers.

  • 39'

    Jali, who is still on the field, wastes a promising position for Bafana as he picks the wrong pass and fails to find a team-mate.

  • 37'

    Vilakazi tries to cross from the near side, but it's blocked and goes behind for a corner.

  • 31'

    Tau nearly gets a glorious chance to score his second, but the ball is taken off his feet. Nevertheless, that's better from Bafana.

  • 29'

    Jali is receiving medical attention and it looks as if he may have to come off.

  • 27'

    Bafana are looking to build from the back. They have been threatened by Burkina Faso since going ahead and could use another goal.

  • 23'

    Tau looks to get on the end of an aerial ball upfield, but he fouls Yago in the process. He looks frustrated.

  • 19'

    Alain Traore whips a free-kick into the box from the left, but he puts too much on it and can't find a team-mate.

  • 15'

    STAT: Tau's goal was not quite the fastest in Bafana's history. That honour is still held by Teboho Mokoena, who scored within 40 seconds against Burundi in 2003.

  • 11'

    Burkina Faso threaten again as Nakoulma gets the ball in the box and shoots, but his effort at goal is blocked by Daniels.

  • 8'

    Burkina Faso look to get in behind the Bafana defence, but the flag goes up for offside and the hosts can breathe.

  • 3'

    The assistant referee took a while to raise his flag and award that goal, so Burkina Faso won't be too happy. It was a vital one for Stuart Baxter, however.

  • 1'

    GOAL! South Africa take the lead amid controversial circumstances as Daniels gets a flick on, which reaches Tau. The Sundowns man heads goalwards and the ball is adjudged to have just crossed the line! 1-0.

  • 1'

    We're underway! Bafana kick the game off.

  • 0'

    It's nearly time for kick-off as the national anthems finish and the teams go through the pre-match handshakes.

  • 0'

    Perhaps the crucial name on that Bafana teamsheet is Itumeleng Khune, who returns to captain the side. He instantly boosted Kaizer Chiefs upon his Amakhosi return and Stuart Baxter will hope that he can have the same impact on the national team.

  • 0'

    Burkina Faso subs: Diawara, Sanou, Bance, Paro, Sylla, Banhoro, Koura, Aziz Ki, Ouedraogo, Sare, Diakite, M. Kone.

  • 0'

    South Africa subs: Mothiba, Mahlambi, Johannes, Madisha, Serero, Williams, Kekana, Manyama, Grobler, Dolly, Langerman, Ndlovu.

  • 0'

    Burkina Faso starting XI: Koffi, Outtara, Malo, B. Kone, Yago, B. Traore, Kabore, Toure, Bayala, Nakoulma, A. Traore.

  • 0'

    South Africa starting XI: Khune (c), Mkhize, Hlanti, Gould, Daniels, Zungu, Mokotjo, Zwane, Vilakazi, Jali, Tau.

  • 0'

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of this FIFA World Cup qualifier between South Africa and Burkina Faso at the FNB Stadium.

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South Africa Burkina Faso
  • 3 Goals 1
    • 1' Percy Tau
    • 34' Themba Zwane
    • 45' Sibusiso Vilakazi
    • 87' Alain Traore
  • 1 Yellow Cards 0
    • 68' A Jali
  • 1 Red Cards 0
    • 67' Bongani Zungu
Team Line-ups
  • Itumeleng Khune
  • Percy Tau
  • A Jali
  • Sibusiso Vilakazi
  • Themba Zwane
  • Mokotjo
  • Bongani Zungu
  • Clayton Daniels
  • Morgan Gould
  • Sifiso Hlanti
  • Mkhize
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  • Harve Kouakou Koffi
  • Bance
  • Prejuce Nakoulma
  • Cyrille Bayala
  • Alain Traore
  • Blati Toure
  • Charles Kabore
  • Bakari Kone
  • Steeve Yago
  • Patrick Malo
  • Dino Ndlovu
  • Ronwen Williams
  • Tebogo Langerman
  • Keagan Dolly
  • Lebogang Manyama
  • Thulani Serero
  • Hlompho Kekana
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