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INTERNATIONALS: Sessegnon spot on for Benin

13 November 2015

Rondon misses Venezuela defeat

STEPHANE Sessegnon opened the scoring for Benin from the penalty spot as they recorded a vital 2-1 win over Burkina Faso in World Cup qualifying.

The Baggies man, who captained his nation and completed 90 minutes, converted from 12-yards in first-half injury time.

Prejuce Nakoulma drew the away side level in the 51st minute but Benin weren’t to be denied a crucial advantage heading into Tuesday’s second leg - Babatounde Bello firing home a winner with just six minutes left on the clock.

Meanwhile in South America, Salomon Rondon missed Venezuela’s 4-2 defeat in Bolivia.

The result means Venezuela sit bottom of the World Cup qualifying group, having lost all three matches so far.

They welcome top of the table Ecuador to Puerto Ordaz on Tuesday evening (ko 9pm).

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