MATCH CENTRE

THU 11 JULY 2019, 21:00, AL-SALAM STADIUM

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Tunisia book semi-final date with Senegal

by Staff Reporter

Thu July 11, 23:00

Tunisia thrashed Madagascar 3-0 in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) quarter-final match at the Al Salam Stadium in Egypt on Thursday night.

As a result, the Carthage Eagles reached the semi-finals where they will take on Senegal on Sunday, while Barea bowed out of the tournament.

The Carthage Lions were the better side in the opening exchanges, but they found it difficult to penetrate the Barea defence.

However, Tunisia upped the tempo after the half-hour mark and Melvin Adrien became a busy man in the Madagascar goal-posts.

The goalkeeper was forced to make a brilliant save from Wahbi Khazri's well-taken free-kick which was heading for the top corner in the 32nd minute.

Ghailene Chaalali then tried his luck from range, but Adrien was well-positioned to make a good low save just before the half-time break.

The score was 0-0 at the interval thanks to some good goalkeeping by France-based keeper Adrien.

The Carthage Eagles pressed Barea after the restart and they managed to break the deadlock through Ferjani Sassi seven minutes into the second-half.

The Zamalek midfielder scored with a deflected shot from the edge of the box to make it 1-0 to Tunisia much to the delight of the Carthage Eagles fans inside the stadium.

The 2004 AFCON champions continued to attack after taking the lead and they doubled it on the hour-mark with the Madagascar defence exposed.

Khazri's low shot was parried into the parth of Youssef Msakni, who fired home from close range to make it 2-0 to Tunisia.

Madagascar launched late attacks in search of at least two goals, but they were left vulnerable at the back in the closing stages of the game.

Khazri led the Carthage Eagles' quick counter-attack, before setting up Naim Sliti, who fired past Adrien to seal Tunisia's 3-0 victory Madagascar on the night.

Madagascar (0) 0
Tunisia (0) 3 (Sassi 52', Msakni 60', Sliti 90'+3)

Madagascar: Adrien, Pascal (Morel 66'), Metanire, Fontaine, Mombris, Ilaimaharitra (Njiva 77'), Andrianantenaina, Amada, Andrea, Andriatsima, Nomenjanahary (Voavy 66').
Tunisia: Hassen, Kechrida, Bronn, Meriah Haddadi, Skhiri, Chaalali (Drager 75'), Sassi (Aouadhi 82'), Khazri, Khenissi, Msakni (Sliti 66').

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
QUARTER FINALS AL-SALAM STADIUM
MADAGASCAR GOALS TUNISIA GOALS
13. Ferjani Sassi (52')
7. Youssef Msakni (60')
23. Sliti Naim (90 + 3')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1
MADAGASCAR STARTING LINEUP TUNISIA STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
23
Goalkeeper
16
Defender
22
Defender
3
5
Defender
5
Defender
20
Defender
2
Defender
21
Defender
4
13
Midfielder
17
Midfielder
15
Midfielder
52'
82'
13
Midfielder
66'
12
Midfielder
75'
20
Midfielder
77'
6
Midfielder
60'
66'
7
Forward/Striker
2
Forward/Striker
11
Forward/Striker
9
Forward/Striker
10
SUBSTITUTIONS
Paulin Voavy
Midfielder
66'
11
Sliti Naim
Midfielder
66'
23
Jeremy Morel
Defender
66'
14
Drager Mohamed
Defender
75'
14
Marco Ilaimaharita
Midfielder
77'
6
Karim Aouadhi
Midfielder
82'
12
CARDS
Anicet Abel Andrianantenaina
Midfielder
86'
13
KEY
Goal
Penalty Missed
Yellow Card
Substitute IN
Own Goal
Penalty Shootout Goal
Yellow / Red Card
Substitute OUT
Penalty
Penalty Shootout Miss
Red Card
Injury
GALLERY
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