Taha Yassine Khenissi of Tunisia wins header against Blati Toure of Burkina Faso during the 2017 African Cup of Nations Finals Afcon quarterfinal football match between Burkina Faso and Tunisia at the Libreville Stadium in Gabon on 28 January 2017 ©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix
Saturday Nov 11, 2017. 21:18
We have come to the end of the ASW and we thank you for joining us for the match.
Tunisia: Mathlouthi, Youssef, Merieh, Msakni, Khazri, Khenissi, Maaloul, Ben Amor, Chaalani, Naguez, Badri
Libya: Nashnush, Maghasi, Sabbou, Tubal, Al-Warfali, Ghanudi, Mohamed, Benali, Eltrbi, Musrati, Ellafi
It is full time in Rades and Tunisia's Carthage Eagles have booked a spot in Russia. They join Nigeria, Egypt, Senegal, and Morocco.
90+5' - Sub for Libya: Ghanudi off for El Taher
Five minutes added in the match and Libya will hope to secure a win in the dying stages of the tie, whilst the hosts will want to end it at 0-0.
Three minutes to wrap the encounter and it looks like it will finish at 0-0. Should it finish at 0-0, the score will be favourable for the hosts to book a spot in Russia.
83' - Sub for Tunisia: Sassi on for Badri
80' - Nashnush receives a yellow card for time wasting.
75' - Ghilane Chaalani
given acres of space in the middle of the field and is able to test Nashnush
from a distance aiming for the top left corner, but the keeper is equal to the task and makes a superb save.
74' - Sub for Libya: Tubal off for Taktak.
71' Ben Amor is booked for a foul.
70' Sub for Tunisia: Oussama Hadadi on for Ali Maaloul and Ben Youssef on for Khazri
Despite their dominance and support at home, the Tunisians are not so clinical in front of goal.
Libya under siege from their hosts, yet their defence remains stable and protecting Nashnush
very well. No goals in the encounter as yet.
58' Sub for Libya: Badr on for Ellafi.
A dipping strike by Msakni
diving to his left to parry the ball away for a corner. The host could not capitalise from the set piece.
50' - Mathlouthi
saves a well-struck shot by Musrati
to collect from second attempt. Tunisia losing the ball easily in the heart of the park.
The second is underway, we are yet to see goals in the encounter.
45+2' Two minutes of injury time were added by the referee and there were no clear cut chances. It is half time in Rades. 0-0.
Good touches by the Knights in the hosts half, but a final shot is wide off the target. An acrobatic attempt from Anice Badri
forces another brilliant save from Libyan keeper to concede a corner.
40' - Taha Khenissi
nearly found the back of the net when Nashnush
tried to punch away a cross from the left, the ball went straight to Khenissi
yet it went over the cross bar.
38' - Msakni
tries another shot from a brilliant one touch football, his weak effort is collected by Nashnush. Tunisia 0-0 Libya.
Tunisia need a draw to book a spot at the World Cup in Russia. Good movement by Tunisia and Youssef Msakni
fails to keep his shot on target in the box.
Libya are also holding their own in the crucial encounter. Coach Jalal Damja seems to be impressed by his charges.
Tunisia in a hurry to bag an early goal, but are yet to dominate in the final third. Libya take a shot through Ahmed Eltrbi
, but Mathlouthi
saves. No goals after 20 minutes in Rades.
A spectacular volley from Wahbi Khazri
in the 12th minute nearly caught Nashnush
off his line, but it went wide off the left top corner. Libya's Hamdou Mohamed tries a curling shot form a counter attack, but it's wide.
The Mediterranean Knights are also fighting to penetrate the hosts, but find it difficult to break down the Tunisian defence. However, it is Tunisia who look threatening so far.
Tunisia dictating terms as early as the third minute, with Mohamed Nashnush producing a fine save from Syam Ben Youssef's hot in the box.
Libya get the proceedings underway in front of a packed Stade Olympique de Radès. The match gets underway.