2022 AFRICA CUP - Last Sixteen - DAY 13 - Burkina Faso vs Gabon
Burkina Faso vs Gabon 7:6
Guira (90'+1minutes og)
Burkina Faso beat 10-man Gabon on penalties to reach the quarter-finals at the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon following a 1:1 draw.
Ismahila Ouedraogo netted to give the Stallions a 7:6 win in the shoot-out.
Gabon had Sidney Obissa sent off midway through the second half but grabbed an injury-time equaliser when Bruno Ecuele Manga's header went in off Adama Guira.
Burkina Faso captain Bertrand Traore had missed a penalty before slotting in the opener in the 28th minute.
A mammoth shoot-out had seen Herve Koffi save from Gabon midfielder Guelor Kanga and Saidou Simpore immediately send his his effort over the bar in the fourth round of penalties.
Abdoul Tapsoba had the chance to win it for Burkina Faso in sudden death after Yannis N'Gakoutou-Yapende had blazed over, but Jean-Noel Amonome denied him.
But substitute Ouedraogo kept his nerve after Gabon right-back Lloyd Palun rattled the crossbar.
It was at times a scrappy encounter in Limbe, marked by several bookings, but also a game which provided moments of quality and drama.