LIVE: Tunisia 0-1 Nigeria FT (Super Eagles claim bronze medal at AFCON 2019

LIVE: Tunisia 0-1 Nigeria FT (Super Eagles claim bronze medal at AFCON 2019

Nigeria and Tunisia will square off play in the third placed match of AFCON 2019 as both teams play their final game of the tournament.

The Super Eagles were denied going into extra time by a 94th minute winner by Riyad Mahrez which dented their hopes of winning a fourth AFCON title.

On the other hand, the Carthage Eagles also lost to Senegal in a painful circumstance as they scored an own goal in the first half of extra time.

Both sides will now battle for who is the third best team in the continent as they play for pride in the third/fourth place playoffs.

The last four meetings between the North and West African nation in an AFCON tournament has ended in four victories for Nigeria while Tunisia last recorded a win in the semi finals in 2004.

01’ — Kick off

The match gets underway as the Super Eagles kick off the match and are playing from right to left.

02’ — GOOOOOOOOAAAAAAL!

Ighalo taps it in.

03’ — Ighalo scores goal No.5

Jamilu Collins makes a darting run on the right and crosses but a Tunisian defender's interception hits the goalkeeper as Ighalo made the easy tap in. 1-0 to Nigeria.

05’ — Khazri's free kick

Khazri plays a free kick and goes against the wall as Nigeria begins a swift counter-attacking move started by Ola Aina but Iwobi could not get the final pass to Igahlo.

08’ — CHANCE for Tunisia

Yassine Khenissi makes a run into the 18-yard box and shoots but Kenneth Omeruo makes a timely intervention to give the Carthage Eagles a corner. Corner kick taken but a defensive clearance by the Super Eagles.

12’ — Ighalo shoots

Well-worked play from the midfield by Chukwueze, Iwobi and Musa as Ighalo gets the final ball but his shot hits a defender.

14’ — CHANCE!

Ferjani Sass beats Omeruo as he side-foots a shot into the left-hand corner of Francis Uzoho but it went inches wide.

16’ — CHANCE!

Tunisia knocking on the door again as Anice Badri moves into the box from the left but a brilliant tackle from Ola Aina saved the Super Eagles from conceding.

18’ — YELLOW CARD!

Wilfred Ndidi makes a tackle in front of the 18-yard box to stop a Tunisian striker as he gets cautioned. Khazri leans over for the free kick but hits the Nigerian wall.

20’ — Ball possession

Ball possession: Tunisia: 47%, Nigeria: 53%. The Super Eagles are slightly above Tunisia on ball possession but the Carthage Eagles are pressing forward.

26’ — Nigeria trying contain the pressure from Tunisia

Nigeria are trying contain the pressure from Tunisia as both teams are evenly matched in the game. But its still 1-0 in favour of Nigeria.

29’ — Ola Aina's move

Ola Aina's cut-back hits the referee as play is stopped for a drop ball.

30’ — Ball possession

Ball possession: Tunisia: 49%, Nigeria: 51%. Nigeria gets the upper hand again as Ahmed Musa makes a run down the left but the could not make a cross.

33’ — Ighalo and Iwobi combine for a counter attack

Ighalo and Iwobi combine for a counter attack but the Shanghai Shenhua striker could not return the favour to the Arsenal striker.

40’ — Ndidi commits a foul

Ferjani Sassi from Tunisia goes a bit too far there as he pulls down Wilfred Ndidi. He has to be careful because he is on a yellow card.

44’ — SUBSTITUTION!

Yassine Khenissi is substituted for Firas Chaouat. Still Nigeria 1-0 Tunisia.

45’ — Ighalo has asked to be substituted

Ighalo has asked to be substituted after pulling a hamstring on his left leg as he limps off. The referee blows the half time whistle.

46’ — Tunisia gets things running

Tunisia gets things running in the second half as Victor Osimhen replaces injured Odion Ighalo.

50’ — Ball possession

Ball possession: Tunisia: 50%, Nigeria: 50%. It's an equal game in the opening five minutes of the match.

54’ — Khazri's free kick

Khazri's free kick hits the wall and an appeal of Ndidi's handball fall on deaf ears.

57’ — Badri tries his luck from distance

Badri tries his luck from distance but that did not trouble Francis Uzoho in goal.

58’ — SUBSTITUTION!

Anice Badri comes out for Naim Sliti as Khazri takes a corner which beats everyone in the box.

60’ — Ghilane Chaalali's nasty tackle on Etebo

Ghilane Chaalali's launches a nasty tackle on Etebo after missing the ball in the midfield to the Stoke City man and the Tunisian is yellow carded.

62’ — Collins win a corner kick

Corner taken as the ball falls kindly to Samuel Chukwueze and he shoots with the inside of his foot which produced a fine save from the Tunisian goalkeeper. Second corner kick taken by Musa but to no avail.

65’ — A Tunisian player is down

Nassim Hnid receives treatment but his is immediately substituted for Rami Bedoui.

68’ — Uzoho makes a fine save from a cross

Uzoho makes a fine save from a cross from a Tunisian delivery as he comes and collects comfortably.

70’ — Ahmed Musa attacks

Ahmed Musa from Nigeria directs the ball behind the defence, but it's intercepted by a Tunisian player.

72’ — Khazri caught just offside

Khazri made a move into the Nigerian box but the referee spots an offside and gives a free kick to Nigeria.

75’ — Musa has been substituted

Musa has been substituted for Moses Simon. He did not score a goal at AFCON 2019 as he bows out of the tournament.

81’ — CHANCE for Osimhen

Osimhen breaks loose on the right and fins himself some space as he unleashes a shot with his right-foot but a finger tip save from the keeper kept it out.

85’ — Omeruo is down

Khazri runs into Kenneth Omeruo's knee as he stays on the ground to receive treatment.

89’ — Tunisia with the corner

Khazri delivers a dangerous ball but Etebo heads the ball of the goal line but the referee has spotted a free kick for Nigeria.

90’ — SUBSTITUTION!

Samuel Kalu come in for Samuel Chukwueze. Samuel Kalu plays a dipping free kick but a fantastic save from Ben Cherifia.

90’ — Nigerian wins a free kick from just outside the 18-yard box

Nigerian wins a free kick from just outside the 18-yard box. Kalu drills it in low but the keeper again produces a fine save to keep his team in the match.

90’ — Final whistle

Referee ends the match as the Super Eagles walk away with the third placed medal and Tunisia settle for fourth position.

Source: Legit.ng News

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