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Khazri Scores Twice As Tunisia Bounce Back Into Afcon Contention

Previous Premier League forward Wahbi Khazri scored two times as Tunisia recuperated from a questionable misfortune to Mali by pounding Mauritania 4-0 in Limbe on Sunday in the Africa Cup of Nations.

The matchday 2 outcome tossed Group F totally open with Gambia and Mali on four focuses, after a 1-1 draw between them prior, and Tunisia on three with one matchday to come.

Tunisia face Gambia and Mali meet Mauritania on Thursday with the main two finishers booking second-round places and the third-put group conceivably going through just as one of the most incredible four in that position.

Khazri, who joined then first class club Sunderland in 2016 and presently plays with French Ligue 1 side Saint-Etienne, scored in every half and made one more objective for Seifeddine Jaziri.

The result was unsurprising as Tunisia are 73 spots above Mauritania on the planet rankings and started off having won 12 of the 16 past coordinates between them with the other four drawn.

At the point when the nations conflicted at the Arab Cup in Qatar last month, Tunisia frolicked to a 5-1 triumph without their inaccessible Europe-based stars.

Tunisia lost to Mali in matchday 1 after Zambian official Janny Sikazwe blew for full time despite the fact that there were 13 seconds of normal time and unannounced added opportunity to play.

The 1-0 score remained as Tunisia wouldn't get back to the pitch and resume the match, saying the players were in ice showers.

Troublesome conditions

Tunisia went on after only four minutes in troublesome conditions at the Stade Omnisport with the temperature 32 degrees Celsius (90 Fahrenheit) and the stickiness 77%.

Mauritania neglected to clear a cross and the ball ran free right inside the container to Hamza Mathlouthi, who pounded it across goalkeeper Boubacar Diop and into the furthest corner.

Shaken in the wake of surrendering so early, the Mauritanians fell further behind on nine minutes when Khazri had plentiful reality to score with a low shot from short proximity.

Mauritania might have decreased overdue debts halfway through the initial half when Tunisia goalkeeper Bechir Ben Said failed to keep a grip on the ball after a free-kick, yet Oumar Camara neglected to exploit.

The Tunisians held the two-objective lead until half-time and afterward scored two times inside two minutes halfway through the last part to put the result certain.

Khazri scored again after an Ali Maaloul cross and a trade of passes with Ghaylen Chaleli made an opening and the skipper hammered the ball into the net.

He then, at that point, turned furnished with an ideal miss setting Jaziri to race through the center and push the ball wide of Diop and into the net.

Tunisia squandered an opportunity to score again in the last moment of normal time when a Youssef Msakni punishment bounced back off the post.


Source: https://www.news24.com/sport/soccer/afcon/khazri-scores-twice-as-tunisia-bounce-back-into-afcon-contention-20220116

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