Jun 6th 99
Reuters: 'attendance: 25000'
match report by: The
Shot That Passed Right Through The Net
before: Tunisa already qualified. Algeria knew the result from the Uganda-Liberia
(1:0) match and so was relieved of some pressure. Anyway the match was
a great opportunity to get into a better position in the race for the second
Against a new composed
Tunisian formation with a casual attitude Algeria clearly dominated and
had several good opportunities with only a few Tunisian answers. Both defences
did not seem very solid, though Tunisia could rely on their class goalkeeper
At halftime it had been
the guests who had fired 7:1 shots on the goal.
Just after halftime
Algeria missed close on another chance but from that on Tunisia played
more aggressive and took apart the Algerian defence easily. The Algerians
blew a 100 percent must opportunity on a counter attack but from that on
acted more and more nervous.
After Imed Mhedhbi had
increased the pressure after 55 minutes with a great individual goal, Algeria
was not capable anymore to force a turnaround. A second goal by Tarek Thabet
('90) eventually sealed the match.
Another unlucky story
for the Algerians who just seem to need some consecutive successes to rebuild
In the end shots on
each others goals had been even but Tunisia had converted its opportunities.
situation now: Algeria
must defeat Uganda at home in two weeks and must rely on Tunisia who play
at Liberia the same time. If Liberia wins by a margin that is at least
2 goals higher than Algeria, they will be through instead (for example
Algeria wins 1:0, Liberia 3:0).
(If Liberia wins and
Algeria-Uganda draw, Liberia will be qualified, if Uganda wins, they will
be at the finals.
If Liberia does not
win, Algeria will qualify with a win or Uganda with a draw or win)
THIS DOCUMENT IS PART OF: AFRICAN
CUP OF NATIONS 2000
A COMPONENT OF: THE
SHOT THAT PASSED RIGHT THROUGH THE NET
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THROUGH THE NET