The African Cup of this year 2013 and has final: Nigeria – Burkina Faso. One end unprecedented in the history of this competition, and not from Nigeria who has come to the final six times, winning twice, but by Burkina Faso, which never in its history had come so far. So, the Colts are the surprise team of the tournament, with all of the law.
The two semi-finals contested on Wednesday were very different. The first, which pitted Nigeria and Mali, had little history. Although there were clearly superior at stake, Flying Eagles swept their opponents in the first half, and they went into halftime with a score of 0-3 in their favor. Victor Moses, Ideye and Emenike scored the goals for Nigeria, Mali punchier than failed chances he had in the first few minutes.
With the game already decided, Mali turned to attack with nothing to lose, and ended up conceding the fourth goal, the work of Musa. But yes, Mali had several occasions during the second 45 minutes and managed to score the consolation goal in the 74th minute through Diarra. Read more »