TUE 17 NOVEMBER 2015, 19:00, RADES


Yousseff, Bguir see Tunisia progress in WC qualifiers

by BackPageTXT

Tue November 17, 21:44

Second half goals from Syam Ben Yousseff and Saad Bguir saw Tunisia secure a 2-1 win over Mauritania in a second leg, 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier on Tuesday night.

The result combined with Tunisia’s 2-1 win in the first leg sees them into the next stages of World Cup qualification 4-2 on aggregate.

The first half was a tightly contested affair with very few chances on goal for either side.

Despite playing away from home Mauritania had the majority of possession, but they struggled to break down a well-organised Tunisian defence.

The first half ended 0-0 with no significant goal scoring chances.

Six minutes into the second half, however, the home side took the lead after a clinical finish from Yousseff, 1-0 (3-1 on aggregate).

Mauritania, though, were not going to go down without a fight and began to mount a comeback which saw Khalil Moulaye Ahmed level matters on the night in the 71st minute, 1-1 (3-2 on aggregate).

Tunisia put the game to bed in the 84th minute after swift counter-attacking move ended with Bguir putting the ball into the net, 2-1 (4-2 on aggregate).

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