Burkina Faso vs. Ghana: 6 Things We Learned from AFCON Semifinal

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Burkina Faso vs. Ghana: 6 Things We Learned from AFCON Semifinal
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Following the 4-1 mauling Mali experienced at the hands of a resurgent Nigerian squad, our second semifinal of Wednesday’s Africa Cup of Nations action wasn’t quite as one-sided.

Burkina Faso and Ghana saw a back-and-forth bout that lasted more than 120 minutes, and it was only through a penalty shootout that a fatigued Burkina Faso side emerged as eventual victors.

With more than two hours of football to consider, both nations will certainly have pointers to take away from their semifinal performance before once again taking to the stage this coming weekend.

With an AFCON final and third place playoff to think of, respectively, Burkina Faso and Ghana certainly showed their share of shortcomings and positives alike, six of which we’ll discuss here.

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