This is the first time Senegal and Burkina Faso are meeting in the afcon, and today's meeting will be the first time they meet in the knockout stages. Senegal has won 1 of their game and drew one this Afcon, so they are still unbeaten in the tournament.
It will be the fourth semi-final Burkina Faso will be playing in the African cup of nations, and they have been eliminated twice in their previous three, and they were in the finals in 201, which they were defeated by team Nigeria.
On the other hand, it will be the 6th knockout game Senegal will be playing in the Afcon, which they have won five of the games and lost just one, and that was in the finals against the Algeria team in 2019. In all of that, they have only conceded twice in the 6 games which they have kept four clean sheets in the knockout stages.
This will be the third time Senegal will reach the Afcon finals, and no team has gone to the finals twice without clinching the trophy. And a win for Senegal will mean they have played in the finals for two consecutive tournaments, and if that happens it will mean they have followed the footsteps of Egypt in the 2010 Afcon cup of nations.
Senegal sadio mane has 7 goals in 27 shorts he has shot since the start of the 2017 afcon tournament, and only Nigeria striker Odion ighalo have had more than him, which signals have 42% and mane having 26%.