HOW EAGLES CAGED BURKINA MINUTE BY MINUTE ACCOUNT
Posted: Feb 11, 2013
1' Nigeria get this 2013 AFCON final underway...
2' It's a composed start by the Super Eagles who knock the ball around their own half before Brown Ideye is released down the right - he feeds Efe Ambrose who tries to get in an early cross but his ball ends up in the arms of Daouda Diakite.
3' There is a massive roar from the crowd as Jonathan Pitroipa gets on the ball but after driving over the half-way line is crowded out.
4' Despite a massive Nigerian support here at Soccer City, it seems the neutrals are favouring the Burkinabe..
9' Good piece of skill from Victor Moses to keep a lost ball in play - he puts in a cross that is deflected out for a corner by Paul Koulibaly.
10' Diakite almosts gifts Ideye an opening goal as he drops the ball in the box following the resultant set-piece but
the Nigerian powers over the target from close range.
16' Some good interplay there from the Stallions as Pitroipa Aristide Bance play a neat one-two before a second
return pass to the striker inside the box is just overhit.
18' Super ball from John Obi Mikel to Ideye inside the box but his first touch lets him down and the chance is lost.
19' Let off for Burkina Faso there are Nigeria can't make the most of a misdirected backheel from Koulibaly just
outside his side's box.
30' Sensational stuff from Ideye to turn his man on the edge of the box before playing Uche but his touch again
lets his down and the ball runs through to the keeper.
40' GOAL NIGERIA: Sunday Mba A Rashidi Yekini-like finish from Sunday Mba who chipped the ball over Mohamed Koffi before powering the ball into the back of the net. Uche and Moses had combined well down the right and when the latter's shot was blocked,it broke to the goalscorer who needed no help before finishing well.
46' The referee has brought this intriguing first half to a close with Nigeria edging their opponents 1-0 thanks to
Sunday Mba's great finish..
The two teams are back on the field ahead of the second half...
46' Burkina Faso kick us off.
48' It's Nigeria in the ascendancy but while they look comfortable in possession, they are creating very little so
50' Moses does brilliantly to drive across the big box before feeling Ideye who turns his man expertly and drives
a shot from almost on the goal-line across the face of goal...
54' Ahmed Musa replaces the ineffective Ikechukwu Uche.
60' Some great football there from Nigeria as the ball eventually breaks to Onazi who drives into the box before
being well tackled by Rouamba.
64'Wilfried Sanou replaces Florent Rouamba for Burkina Faso.
66' Moses goes on another marauding run but can't find a teammate with his cross from wide right.
68' Juwon Oshaniwa replaces the injured Uwa Echiejile.
74' Musa falls at the crucial moment in the Burkina Faso box just as he looked to pick up a neat through pass from
75' Sanou then forces a world-class save from Enyeama at the other end that was sneaking in at the back post...
79' Ideye feeds Mba just outside the box who lets rip with a shot that flies high and wide.
81' Koulibaly gives Nigeria a free-kick on the edge of the box for a foul on Ideye. Can they add to their lead...?
85' Musa goes on a super run down the left and delivers a good low cross to no one but Koffi's poor touch allows
Ideye to sneak in but he can't finish from close range.
86' Burkina Faso again contrive to give the ball away in their own box but Ideye is just beaten to the ball by Diakite
87' Joseph Yobo replaces Sunday Mba.
90' There will be four minutes of added time..
90+1 Anywhere will do for Nigeria as Omeruo hoofs the ball
into the stands
90+2' Ideye booked for handball.
90+4' Desperate defending here from Nigeria as Enyeama
finally gets his gloves to the ball.
It's all over here at the National Stadium as Nigeria are crowned 2013 AFCON champions after defeating Burkina Faso 1-0 thanks to that Sunday Mba goal. What a game what a tournament what a privilege to have witnessed it all, thank you for joining us and good night...
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