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Well, so much for the Central African Republic.
Many were abuzz about the talents of this side, who impressively disposed of the 2006, 2008 and 2010 Cup of Nations winners, Egypt, in the first round of qualifying.
Entering the match, CAR were huge favorites, what with their 1-0 home win in the first leg. It showed early, as CAR took the lead through a David Manga strike in the seventh minute. As it was an away goal, this meant that Burkina Faso would need three goals before full time to avoid elimination.
However, the dire circumstances just seemed to wake up Les Etalons, as Alain Traore and Moumouni Dagano pulled two back before halftime.
From there, the Central African Republic seemed to put the match away, pushing the match into stoppage time with the 2-1 scoreline and their lead in the tie intact.
In the sixth minute of stoppage time, though, Burkina Faso pulled off the miracle, as Alain Traore sent the ball into the back of the net and his side to the Cup of Nations and CAR to an elimination that looked so sure to be a historic victory.