Result: 10-man Burkina Faso smash Ethiopia

Burkina Faso's Djakaridja Kone celebrates against Ethiopia on January 25, 2013
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Burkina Faso beat Ethiopia 4-0 to go top of Africa Cup of Nations Group C, despite playing over a third of the match with 10 men.

Burkina Faso went top of Africa Cup of Nations Group C on Friday night courtesy of an emphatic 10-man victory over Ethiopia.

The Stallions took the lead on 34 minutes when striker Alain Traore latched onto a lofted through-ball and fired into the top corner.

Goalkeeper Abdoulaye Soulama was shown a straight red card on the hour for handling the ball outside of his penalty area.

However, Burkina Faso continued to dominate the match and Traore doubled their lead on 74 minutes with a close-range finish, before Djakaridja Kone made it 3-0 moments later.

Jonathan Pitroipa completed the scoring in the fifth minute of stoppage time.

Burkina Faso's Alain Traore celebrates at the end of their African Cup of Nations match with Nigeria on January 21, 2013
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