Goals Galore As Senegal And Tunisia Progress From Group B

By Peter Pedroncelli AFKI Original Published: January 24, 2017, 5:56 am
Group BAymen Abdennour and Tunisia move on to the quarter-finals – onlyfootball.fr

Group B at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament in Gabon was decided on Monday night, with the Teranga Lions of Senegal topping the standings while Tunisia progressed to the knockout stages alongside their West African counterparts as the second-placed team in the group.

A six-goal thriller between Tunisia and Zimbabwe was the highlight of the day, with the Carthage Eagles triumphing 4-2 over their southern African opponents.

Goals through Naim Sliti, Youssef Msakni, Yasssine Khenissi and a penalty from Wahbi Khazri ensured that the North African left the Stade de l’Amitie victorious on Monday night, with Knowledge Musona and Tendai Ndoro scoring in either half to earn some pride from the encounter.

The Tunisians were always in control of the match, with the Zimbabweans often looking out of sorts and disorganised.

The victory means that Tunisia finish the group stages second on the log table with six points from their three matches. With one draw and two losses, Zimbabwe depart the 2017 AFCON disappointed and bottom of the group.

Senegal move on as Group B winners

Algeria were knocked out of the 2017 AFCON on Monday night after a 2-2 draw with Senegal in Franceville that left them third in Group B.

Two goals from Leicester City striker Islam Slimani could not save the Fennec Foxes, and even if they had won, Tunisia’s victory in their match doomed their fellow North African nation to a first round exit.

The Teranga Lions responded to Slimani’s brace with goals from Papakouli Diop and Moussa Sow, either side of the half time break, securing a single point and the top spot in Group B on seven points.

Senegal will face Cameroon in their quarterfinal in Franceville on Saturday, while runners-up Tunisia will face Burkina Faso in Libreville earlier in the day.

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