Tunisia 1 - 0 Algeria

Match info: Africa Cup of Nations - Group D at Royal Bafokeng Stadium

Date: 22/01/2013 KO: 18:00 Ref: Bakary Gassama Att: 8,000

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Youssef Msakni 90+1



FT (ht: 0-0)


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  • The Foxes throw numbers forward for the final corner-kick of the match, but to no avail, as the ball bounces into touch and the referee puts the whistle to his lips to call to an end a niggling, drama-filled tussle in the 'Group of Death'.

  • Kadir is yanked off with Mohamed Aoudia sent on in his stead, but once must think it's a little too late for the shell-shocked Algerians.

  • Msakni goes into the book for whipping his shirt off in celebration, but teh Algerians don't seem to care as they pile on one another in joy.

  • GOAL! From out of nowhere Msakni takes a snap-shot from out in front, his well-placed effort beating a hapless M'Bohli to nestle in the top corner.

  • Algeria fail to make a real attacking opportunity from a corner-kick from the left count with men in the box but nobody getting on the end of the ball cleanly in the goalmouth.

  • Khalil Chammam blazes his attempt on goal from the set-piece high and wide.

  • Soudani gives away a free-kick in a good shooting area for Tunisia.

  • Replacement Harbaoui comes off himself for Fakhreddine Ben Youssef, while Guedioura's had enough and comes off for Khaled Lemmouchia.

  • A pass sneaked in behind the Tunisian defence in the box from the left almost finds Slamini, but the ball has too much pace on it and rolls out of touch.

  • Guedioura's ball over the top for Slamini is too long, with the Algerian now having to receive treatment for what looks to be cramp.

  • No luck for Algeria from Kadir's free-kick towards a packed box from the left after yet another foul was penalised and a set-piece awarded.

  • The introduction of Soudani for the Foxes as seen the Algerians increase their attacking numbers with several of their defenders even pushing up now.

  • With only their third shot on goal, Tunisia almost get the breakthrough with Harbaoui's effort at the near post off Dagarri's pass into the box, the final shot just wide.

  • El Arbi Soudani comes on for Liassine Cadamuro.

  • Cries from the Algerians as the referee waves play after they felt Abdennour had fouled Feghouli inside the area.

  • Mesbah now goes into the referee's book for a challenge from behind on Khelifa.

  • Guedioura smashes the ball from distance that swerves a little on its way goalwards, forcing a leaping attempt from Cherifa, but the ball invariably sails over the crossbar.

  • Mesbah creates some space for himself out on the left to curl in a ball for a waiting Slimani, but the linesman's flag is up for the ball having gone out of play before coming back in.

  • The Eagles passing the ball around aimlessly in the middle of the park, before moving the ball forward quickly for Harbaoui to take a shot at M'Bohli. But the Foxes gloveman gets down low to make the save.

  • Feghouli combine well with Kadir and Mesbah down the left channel, but Los Che man's ball into area has too much weight on it.


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