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Tunisia TUN
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Hamza Mathlouthi 3',Khazri 8', 63',Seifeddine Jaziri 65'
Mauritania MTN
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AFCON 2022

Khazri nets brace as Eagles of Carthage soar past the Lions

Wahbi Khazri produced an inspired performance as Tunisia registered their first points in the Africa Cup of Nations in emphatic fashion.

Update:
Khazri nets brace as Eagles of Carthage soar past the Lions

Wahbi Khazri scored twice as Tunisia boosted their hopes of progressing to the Africa Cup of Nations knockout stages with a commanding 4-0 win over Mauritania.

The Saint-Etienne forward struck in each half, while Hamza Mathlouthi and Seifeddine Jaziri were also on target as the Eagles of Carthage secured their first points in Group F.

After defeat in their opener against Mali, Tunisia were aiming to avoid losing four successive Africa Cup of Nations matches for the first time in their history.

However, they made the perfect start; striking twice inside the opening 10 minutes at Stade Municipal de Limbe. First, Mathlouthi drilled in his first international goal, while Khazri slotted home soon after.

Any faint hopes Mauritania had of getting back into the game were dashed in the 64th minute, when Khazri brilliantly dummied Ali Maaloul's ball before finishing the return pass from Ghaylene Chaalali.

He then turned provider two minutes later with a perfectly timed throughball for Jaziri to neatly finish.

Youssef Msakni squandered the chance to make it five in the dying moments. His penalty came back off the post, meaning Tunisia have now missed their last three spot-kicks in the competition.

Tunisia
Mauritania
  • 22 Babacar Diop
  • 3 Aly Abeid (13')
  • 4 Harouna Abou Demba
  • 14 Mohamed Dellahi
  • 20 Abdoulkader Thiam
  • 21 El Hacen Houeibib
  • 7 Idrissa Thiam (67')
  • 8 Guessouma Fofana
  • 11 Oumar Camara (59')
  • 12 Almike N'Diaye (59')
  • 27 Aboubakar Kamara (45')
  • Substitutes
  • 18 Sidi Yacoub (59')
  • 2 Souleymane Karamoko (67')
  • 19 Doukara
  • 10 Adama Ba
  • 23 Mouhamed Soueid (13')
  • 15 Houssen Abderrahmane
  • 25 Pape Bâ (45')
  • 1 M'Backé N'Diaye
  • 26 Bodda Mouhsine
  • 5 Abdoul Ba
  • 13 Diadié Diarra
  • 9 Hemeya Tanjy (59')

Substitutions

Mouhamed Soueid (13', Aly Abeid), Pape Bâ (45', Aboubakar Kamara), Mohamed Ali Ben Romdhane (59', Saîf-Eddine Khaoui), Sidi Yacoub (59', Almike N'Diaye), Hemeya Tanjy (59', Oumar Camara), Souleymane Karamoko (67', Idrissa Thiam), Hamza Rafia (70', Anis Ben Slimane), Aïssa Bilal Laidouni (70', Seifeddine Jaziri), Youssef Msakni (79', Wahbi Khazri), Omar Rekik (80', Bilel Ifa)

Goals

1-0, 3': Hamza Mathlouthi, 2-0, 8': Khazri, 3-0, 63': Khazri, 4-0, 65': Seifeddine Jaziri

Cards

Referee: Mahmoud El Banna
VAR Referee: Mahmoud Ashour, Ahmed El Ghandour
Khazri (14',Yellow) Bilel Ifa (36',Yellow) Aboubakar Kamara (36',Yellow) Anis Ben Slimane (45',Yellow)

Table
Group F Pts. P W D L
1 4 2 1 1 0
2 4 2 1 1 0
3 3 2 1 0 1
4 0 2 0 0 2
Group F Pts. P W D L
1 4 2 1 1 0
2 4 2 1 1 0
3 3 2 1 0 1
4 0 2 0 0 2
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