Reuters: 'attendance: 50000'
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Shot That Passed Right Through The Net
began eagerly attacking and impressed by good (one-or-two-touch-) combinations
getting the Tunisian defence in some troubles. Most conspicious the Algerian
Etoile du Sahel (one of the premier Tunisian clubs) player Dziri.
The Tunisian players meanwhile waited for the counter-attack but individually kept or had to keep the ball to long. Anyway the Algerian defence did not look as concentrated as the Tunisians.
After Algeria squandered their best opportunities, one by bad crossing and the best one in a one-to-one situation against the goalkeeper, Tunisia answered with a brilliant counter-attack this time and a cross-ball from baseline into the back of the home-hurrying defence. Rouissi easily scored from about 10 meters a few minutes before halftime.
In the second half Tunisia
of course did not change their rather defensive attitude.
After two lost matches the troubled Algerians are with their backs against the wall once more when they could use some emotional boost so badly. Tunisia, who neither fielded Ben Slimane, nor Ayadi Hamrouni, nor Adel Sellimi, by two narrow wins put themselves already in a pole position from which it appears to be easy. But there are still difficult tasks ahead.
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