Iban Salvador's remarkable year took another turn as he scored a goal that help beat Gabon to send hosts Equatorial Guinea through to the quarter-finals of the African Nations Cup.
Iban, 19, was born in Barcelona but is eligible to play for the country through his grandfather, who moved to Spain in the 1960s.
The Valencia B forward only made his international debut on January 7, but on Sunday he was the toast of his adopted nation after he rubber-stamped a shock 2-0 win over Gabon at the Estadio de...
BATA, Equatorial Guinea -- Three quick thoughts from Wednesday's 0-0 draw between Equatorial Guinea and Burkina Faso in Group A of the 2015 African Nations Cup.
1. Something isn't right with Burkina Faso
The first two games of Burkina Faso's African Nations Cup was neatly summed up by a passage of play six minutes before half-time.
Alain Traore had already hit the post with an 18th-minute free-kick when, located on the left corner of the penalty area by a cross from the right, he attempted...
Burkina Faso were left clinging to their African Nations Cup future after a frustrating goalless draw with hosts Equatorial Guinea.
Knowing defeat would see them eliminated, the 2013 runners-up pressed forward throughout and hit the woodwork twice in the first half through Alain Traore.
But their end product was increasingly lacking as the match went on and they will need other results to go their way if they are to qualify.
Burkina Faso threatened first when Alain Traore's free-kick curled around...