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FULL-TIME: Bafana Bafana 3-1 Burkina Faso
Baxter's men keep their Russia 2018 World Cup hopes alive!
In #Fifa18 wen we play agnst each other & score is 3-0 at halftime u quit,give controlla to the next challenger waiting in line????????????????— Kermit Romeo Erasmus (@Erasmus_95) October 7, 2017
In #Fifa18 wen we play agnst each other & score is 3-0 at halftime u quit,give controlla to the next challenger waiting in line????????????????
#2018FIFAWCqualifier 3-0: Match stats after first half https://t.co/zTOw1pu8zF pic.twitter.com/T0OcfIPkCL— Bafana Bafana (@BafanaBafana) October 7, 2017
#2018FIFAWCqualifier 3-0: Match stats after first half https://t.co/zTOw1pu8zF pic.twitter.com/T0OcfIPkCL
#WCQ | HTGroup D????South Africa 3-0 Burkina Faso????Group E????Uganda 0-0 Ghana????https://t.co/SpQDWJq93q pic.twitter.com/RR5KSgaS4V— #WCQ ???? (@FIFAWorldCup) October 7, 2017
#WCQ | HTGroup D????South Africa 3-0 Burkina Faso????Group E????Uganda 0-0 Ghana????https://t.co/SpQDWJq93q pic.twitter.com/RR5KSgaS4V
33' #2018FIFAWCqualifier 2-0: Goal! ZWANE (@bafanabafana) scores! https://t.co/zTOw1pu8zF pic.twitter.com/hG1yVYX2rg— Bafana Bafana (@BafanaBafana) October 7, 2017
33' #2018FIFAWCqualifier 2-0: Goal! ZWANE (@bafanabafana) scores! https://t.co/zTOw1pu8zF pic.twitter.com/hG1yVYX2rg
Great stuff @BafanaBafana keep on banging those goals ????????????????— Kermit Romeo Erasmus (@Erasmus_95) October 7, 2017
Great stuff @BafanaBafana keep on banging those goals ????????????????
I'm here supporting my country @BafanaBafana.... (And please don't complain about empty chairs if you not here).... pic.twitter.com/EytylJV78P— Lux September (@Lux_September) October 7, 2017
I'm here supporting my country @BafanaBafana.... (And please don't complain about empty chairs if you not here).... pic.twitter.com/EytylJV78P
#BafanaBafana lead with the first goal of the day! #WCQ2018 pic.twitter.com/HfsBZA9lmv— StadiumManagementSA (@OfficialSMSA) October 7, 2017
#BafanaBafana lead with the first goal of the day! #WCQ2018 pic.twitter.com/HfsBZA9lmv
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.
Mkhize goes off injured and South Africa are down to nine men for the moment in the closing stages of the game.
We're into four minutes of stoppage time.
Mkhize makes a fantastic challenge to deny Bertrand Traore as he pulls the trigger! Lovely defending.
GOAL! Alain Traore puts the free-kick in the back of the net, leaving Khune with no chance! What a strike! 3-1.
Burkina Faso have a free-kick in a promising position as Ndlovu comes on for Tau.
Vilakazi makes way for Bafana as Manyama comes on.
Aziz Ki plays the ball in from the left for Bance, but he puts his shot wide of goal and squanders a great chance!
Tau blasts the free-kick high and wide following that Kone foul.
At the other end, Bakary Kone is booked for cutting out the Bafana break with a foul on Tau.
Now it's Bance who fires a shot at goal, but Khune saves comfortably again.
Burkina Faso make their final substitution as Ouattara is replaced by Diawara.
Khune does well to hold onto a low shot from Aziz Ki. The Kaizer Chiefs goalkeeper has been impenetrable today.
Aziz Ki comes on for Burkina Faso in place of Blati Toure.
Kekana comes on for Jali as Bafana make a substitution of their own.
RED CARD! Zungu is sent off following a scuffle between the two sides! I'm not certain the referee has picked the right man.
Tau looks to cause problems for the defence yet again, but just mistimes his run and is caught offside.
Tau sets Vilakazi up wonderfully and he looks to chip it over Koffi. However, his effort goes just wide.
Bertrand Traore goes in with a nasty challenge on Hlanti. The two of them have been at each other lately.
Burkina Faso have been piling on the pressure in the last few minutes with Bertrand Traore in particular looking lively.
At the other end, Khune makes a great save to deny Traore.
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.
South Africa hit Burkina Faso with a lightning fast break. Zwane gets the ball in the box, cuts inside, but then misses the target!
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.
The second half is underway as Burkina Faso kick off.
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.
GOAL! Tau sets Vilakazi up with an exquisite backheel and he finds the back of the net! 3-0.
Tau finds Zwane with what looks a lovely ball in a dangerous area, but the linesman's flag goes up.
At the other end, Gould makes a clearance under some pressure. Bafana are defending in numbers.
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.
Vilakazi tries to cross from the near side, but it's blocked and goes behind for a corner.
Tau nearly gets a glorious chance to score his second, but the ball is taken off his feet. Nevertheless, that's better from Bafana.
Jali is receiving medical attention and it looks as if he may have to come off.
Bafana are looking to build from the back. They have been threatened by Burkina Faso since going ahead and could use another goal.
Tau looks to get on the end of an aerial ball upfield, but he fouls Yago in the process. He looks frustrated.
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.
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.
Burkina Faso threaten again as Nakoulma gets the ball in the box and shoots, but his effort at goal is blocked by Daniels.
Burkina Faso look to get in behind the Bafana defence, but the flag goes up for offside and the hosts can breathe.
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.
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.
We're underway! Bafana kick the game off.
It's nearly time for kick-off as the national anthems finish and the teams go through the pre-match handshakes.
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.
Burkina Faso subs: Diawara, Sanou, Bance, Paro, Sylla, Banhoro, Koura, Aziz Ki, Ouedraogo, Sare, Diakite, M. Kone.
South Africa subs: Mothiba, Mahlambi, Johannes, Madisha, Serero, Williams, Kekana, Manyama, Grobler, Dolly, Langerman, Ndlovu.
Burkina Faso starting XI: Koffi, Outtara, Malo, B. Kone, Yago, B. Traore, Kabore, Toure, Bayala, Nakoulma, A. Traore.
South Africa starting XI: Khune (c), Mkhize, Hlanti, Gould, Daniels, Zungu, Mokotjo, Zwane, Vilakazi, Jali, Tau.
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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