Congo beat Burkina Faso to reach African Cup quarterfinals

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Congo's players celebrate and dance after their qualification (Photo: Reuters)
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Sunday 25 Jan 2015
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The Republic of Congo advanced to the quarterfinals at the African Cup of Nations after beating Burkina Faso 2-1 Sunday

The Republic of Congo advanced to the quarterfinals at the African Cup of Nations after beating Burkina Faso 2-1 Sunday.

Fabrice N'Guessi scored the winning goal with a header in the 87th minute following a free kick that was first touched by Burkina Faso goalkeeper Germain Sanou.

The goal came about a minute after Aristide Bance had equalized for the 2013 African Cup finalists.

Thievy Bifouma scored in the 51st minute, finishing off a cross from Ferebory Dore, to give Congo the earlier lead.

The win gives Congo seven points and first place in Group A. The Congolese will next face the second-place team in Group B on Saturday in Bata.

In the other group match, host Equatorial Guinea beat Gabon 2-0 to also advance to the quarterfinals.

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