The Senegal-Burkina Faso clash in Dakar (20h GMT) is a chance for the winner to take advantage of South Africa's defeat to Cape Verde (2-1) to escape at the top of their group elimination at the 2018 World Cup. As for the Lions, Balde Keita is as expected left on the bench and Sarr starts. Salif Sané is also preferred to Kouyaté in the midfield. Opposite, the brothers Traoré and Kaboré start for the Stallions, while Bancé is replacing.
The starting compositions:
Senegal: K. Ndiaye - Wague, Mbodji, Koulibaly, Ciss - Gueye, S. Sané, Sankhare - Mané, Sow, I. Sarr
Burkina Faso: Koffi - Paro, B. Koné, Dayo, Y. Coulibaly - B. Toure, C. Kaboré, Bayala - B. Traore, Nakoulma, A. Traore