MATCH CENTRE

WED 15 OCTOBER 2014, 21:15, RADES

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Sassi steals win for Tunisia

by Brian Lee

Wed October 15, 23:46

A goal in the 95th minute of the match from Ferjani Sassi saw Tunisia steal a 1-0 win over Senegal in a Group G, African Cup of Nations qualifier match at the Stade Mustapha Ben Jannet on Wednesday night.

The result sees Tunisia go top of the qualifying group with ten points from four matches.

Senegal are in second place on seven points from their four games while Egypt are in third place with six points following their 2-0 win over Botswana earlier on Wednesday.

Senegal will feel extremely hard done by following their loss on Wednesday night after they dominated proceedings for the majority of the game, but they were made to pay for missed opportunities in front of goal.

Senegal did all of the attacking and had their first shot on goal in the tenth minute when Papy Djilobodji fired wide from long range.

On the half hour mark they came close again when Stephane Badji headed a left-wing cross narrowly wide.

Ten minutes later Stephane Badji was in the thick of the action again, meeting another left-wing cross, but this time he was denied by the keeper.

After the break Senegal continued to dictate terms and another fantastic save from the Tunisian keeper kept the scores level when he denied Papy Djilobodji from 24-yards out with a fingertip save.

The game looked to be winding down to a draw before Tunisia stole the three points after Ferjani Sassi poked home a goalmouth scramble following a corner-kick in the 95th minute of the match, 1-0.

TEAM SQUADS (To be picked from)
TUNISIA SENEGAL
Goalkeeper
16
Goalkeeper
0
Goalkeeper
0
Goalkeeper
0
Goalkeeper
22
Goalkeeper
0
Defender
0
Defender
0
Defender
20
Defender
0
Defender
0
Defender
0
Defender
0
Defender
0
Defender
0
0
Defender
0
Defender
0
Defender
0
Defender
3
Defender
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
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
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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