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Jan 25, 2015 at 6pm UK
Congo
2-1
Burkina Faso
FT(HT: 0-0)
Bance (86')

Result: Congo knock out 2013 finalists Burkina Faso at Africa Cup of Nations

Burkina Faso are knocked out in the group stage of the Africa Cup of Nations by Congo two years after losing in the final.

Congo have beaten Burkina Faso at the Africa Cup of Nations to win Group A and knock out the 2013 runners-up.

Congo's forward Thierry Bifouma (L) challenges Burkina Faso's defender Steeve Yago and Burkina Faso's defender Mohamed Koffi (R) during the 2015 African Cup of Nations match on January 25, 2015© Getty Images

Burkina Faso got off to the better start in Ebebiyin and had a chance inside the opening 10 minutes when the player of the tournament from two years ago, Jonathan Pitroipa, headed wide.

Congo's brightest player in the first half was Thievy Bifouma, but he couldn't unlock the Burkina Faso defence, shooting wide and failing with a penalty appeal.

Ferebory Dore squandered a couple of openings at the start of the second half for Congo before the group leaders did take the lead when Dore crossed for striker partner Bifouma to slot home.

Burkina Faso had to win to go through and they gave themselves hope of a late fightback when Aristide Bance fired home in the 86th minute.

It wasn't to be, though, as Congo went up the other end straight away and sealed their place in the last eight through Fabrice Ondama N'Guessi.

They are joined in the quarters by tournament hosts Equatorial Guinea, who beat Gabon 2-0 in Bata.

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Congo's forward Thierry Bifouma (L) challenges Burkina Faso's defender Steeve Yago and Burkina Faso's defender Mohamed Koffi (R) during the 2015 African Cup of Nations match on January 25, 2015
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