MATCH CENTRE

FRI 10 OCTOBER 2014, 22:00, DAKAR

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Senegal held by Tunisia

by Staff Reporter

Sat October 11, 00:47

Senegal and Tunisia dropped points for the first time in Group G when their 2015 CAF Africa Cup of Nations qualifier ended in a 0-0 draw at the Stade Leopold Sedar in Dakar on Friday night.

Both sides went into the game looking for a third straight win but the top-of-the-table clash failed to produce goals.

The visitors fired the first effort on target in the second minute when Ali Maaloul curled his freekick towards the top left corner, but Bouna Coundoul read the ball well and made the save.

Then in the 30th minute Ben Youssef Fakhreddine fired a volleyed shot just wide of the target and it proved to be the last chance of the half as the first half ended 0-0.

Two minutes into the second half Yassine Chikhaoui looked to have handled the ball inside the box but no penalty was awarded.

Coundoul made another save in the 48th minute, diving to his right to stop a header from Hamza Mathlouthi.

Papiss Demba Cisse came close in the 72nd minute when a low cross found him at the near post, but his goalbound effort was deflected over the crossbar by a defender.

Senegal remain at the top of the table with six points, the same as second-placed Tunisia. Egypt are in third place with three points after beating Botswana, who remain at the bottom of the table with zero points.

Tunisia will now look to climb to the top when they host Senegal in a return fixture in Monastir on Wednesday.

TEAM SQUADS (To be picked from)
SENEGAL TUNISIA
Goalkeeper
0
Goalkeeper
16
Goalkeeper
0
Goalkeeper
0
Goalkeeper
0
Goalkeeper
22
Defender
0
Defender
0
Defender
0
Defender
20
Defender
0
Defender
0
Defender
0
Defender
0
0
Defender
0
Defender
0
Defender
0
Defender
0
Defender
0
Defender
3
Midfielder
0
Defender
12
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Defender
0
Midfielder
0
Defender
3
Midfielder
0
Defender
18
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
10
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
8
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Forward/Striker
0
Midfielder
0
Forward/Striker
0
Midfielder
0
Forward/Striker
0
Midfielder
0
Forward/Striker
0
Midfielder
0
Forward/Striker
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
13
Midfielder
0
Forward/Striker
23
Forward/Striker
0
Forward/Striker
7
Forward/Striker
0
Forward/Striker
0
Forward/Striker
19
Forward/Striker
11
Forward/Striker
9
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