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[AFCON 2021] Live Updates: Nigeria Lose To Tunisia 0-1



Full time

Substitution: Omar Rekik in for Slimane (Tunisia)

91:10: A glorious chance for Umar Sadiq but he places it wide

90:00: Five minutes added time

Substitution: Nigeria takes out Joe Aribo and brings in Ahmed Musa

87:15: Ndidi gets another chance to fire a good shot but it’s well off target

Substitution: Jaziri out Jebali in, Msakni out and Khazri in all for Tunisia

74:50: Great save from Maduka Okoye to deny Sliti a goal

Substitution: Umar Sadiq in for Chukwueze (Nigeria)

Substitution: Rafia out Sliti in for Tunisia

68:15: A chance for Zaidu but he can’t keep his shot on target

64:54: Red Card! Iwobi given a red card for a stamp on a Tunisian player

62:07: Shot! Leicester’s Ndidi tries one from outside the box but it goes well wide

Substitution: Iheanacho has been withdrawn for Alex Iwobi and Olayinka in for Awoniyi

56:01: Iheanacho went through on goal but the ball was taken from his leg as he was about to pull the trigger

46:30: Gooooaaal Tunisia grabs the opener from a powerful shot from Msakni

45:00: Second half kick off

Nothing to separate both sides at the break. Coaches of both teams now have fifteen minutes to restrategize on how to outsmart the other.

Half time

38:16: Wide! Rafia takes a shot from the edge of the box but it goes wide to the relief of Okoye

27:16: Tunisia seem to be relying on catching Nigeria on the counter but they are finding it difficult to get balls into the Nigeria box

19:30: Iheanacho gets the first yellow card of the game for an elbow on Msakni

15:40: Tantalising cross from Chukwueze but Awoniyi could not connect properly

11:39: chance for Aribo after good player from Moses Simon but now Tunisia breaks

10:39: the game is still levelled as both team have threatened once at opposing goalpost

01:13: Superb acrobatic kick from Ndidi which goes just wide.

Nigeria has shown intent from the kickoff whistle

00:01: Kickoff


Nigeria XI: Omeruo, W. Troost-Ekong, Aina, M. Simon, Ndidi, Iheanacho, T. Awoniyi, J. Ayodele-Aribo, S. Chukwueze, Z. Sanusi, M. Okoye

Subs: A. Musa, D. Akpeyi, Iwobi, S. Ajayi, P. Olayinka, J. Collins, F. Uzoho, Umar, Awaziem, H. Onyekuru, K. Nwakali, F. Onyeka

Tunisia XI: 7. Y. Msakni, 2. B. Ifa, 5. Haddadi, S. Jaziri, 17. Skhiri, 20.  M. Dräger, 28. Aïssa Laïdouni, 19.  H. Rafia, 3. M. Talbi, 22. GK. B. Ben said, 25. Anis Slimane

Subs: Khazri, I. Jebali, Sliti, A. Ejjemel, Khaoui, D. Bronn, H. Mejbri, O. Rekik