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Cameroon consoles itself with third place snatched from Burkina Faso

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Cameroon climbs on the podium of its CAN at home. At the end of an incredible scenario, the Indomitable Lions managed to equalize against Burkina Faso before taking the best during the penalty shootout (3-3, tab 3-4).

Cameroon saved the honor. However badly engaged against Burkina Faso during the match for third place, the Indomitable Lions managed to reverse the game before winning in the penalty shootout (3-3, tab 3-4).

For this match, for which the team said it wanted “to remobilize” after the disappointment of the semi-final lost against Egypt, Toni Conceiçao has nevertheless chosen a reorganized team. Compared to the team lined up against the Pharaohs, only André Onana and Samuel Oum Gouet keep their place in the eleven.

A new team struggling quickly against the Stallions, “on a mission” to give happiness to his people who are going through a political and security crisis.

The Burkinabè take the game in hand

Abdoul Tapsoba, coming from the left, transplants inside and tries a long shot. But it is too crushed to worry André Onana (11and). Cameroon retaliates. Oyongo sends a cross for the head of Jean Onana, but his shot goes just above the bar (22and).

Burkina Faso opened the scoring soon after. On the right, Issa Kaboré sends a center for the other side who was mounted. Former SM Caen Steve Yago takes the ball with his foot and deceives André Onana (24and, 1-0). A first goal that looks like a carbon copy of the one conceded by Cameroon during the opening match against Burkinabè.

A few minutes later, André Onana comes out to get ahead of a through pass intended for Abdoul Tapsoba, but the two men collide and remain on the ground (27and). Is it a consequence? André Onana is completely holed up on a failed cross from Oyongo and puts the ball in the back of the goal. The VAR confirms that the ball did not come out from the center and awards the goal of the break to the Burkinabè (44and2-0).

Toni Conceiçao hopes to turn the game around by bringing in Vincent Aboubakar and Nicolas Moumi Ngamaleu at halftime. But Djibril Ouattara seems to dampen the hopes of the Cameroonians by heading a cross from Bertrand Traoré (50and3-0).

Stunning Cameroon

Toko-Ekambi is the next card shot by the Portuguese coach. The Lions will prove that they are truly indomitable. On a corner, the Lyonnais misses his header. Bahoken is on the lookout and, hard, he puts the ball in the back of the net to reduce the score (70and1-3).

What give hope of a miraculous scenario to Cameroonians. A minute later, eccentric on the left, Toko-Ekambi transplants inside and strikes. The ball was narrowly released by Farid Ouédraogo for a corner (73and).

The Burkinabe goalkeeper will work to prevent Cameroon from returning to the game. He pushes back the attempts of Aboubakar, Toko-Ekambi and Jean Onana. However, he eventually cracked under the blows of Aboubakar. The captain of the Lions signs a double on purpose (86and88and, 3-3). His eighth goal in the CAN.

On the last, Ouédraogo is injured and goes out on a stretcher, hit by his own player. The third goalkeeper, Aboubacar Sawadogo, replaces him.

Cameroon climbs on the podium of its CAN at home. After an incredible scenario, the Indomitable Lions managed to equalize against Burkina Faso before taking the best during the penalty shootout.

During the penalty shootout, Cameroon exorcises the completely failed session against Egypt. André Onana deflects the shot from Blati Touré, being forgiven for his blunder during the match. For Cameroon, the honor is safe even if the medal is bronze.

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