Nigeria defeated Tunisia 1-0 on Wednesday, weighed down again by their defensive errors, and took third place in the Africa Cup of Nations that takes place in Egypt.
Francis Uzoho; Ola Aina, William Troost-Ekong, Kenneth Omeruo, Jamilu Collins; Oghenekaro Etebo, Wilfred Ndidi; Samuel Chukwueze (Samuel Kalu, min 90), Alex Iwobi, Ahmed Musa (Moses Simon, min 75); Odion Ighalo (Victor Osimhen, min 46).
Moez Ben Cherifia; Yassine Meriah, Oussama Hadadi, Nassim Hnid (Rami Bedoui, min 67), Mohamed Drager; Ferjani Sassi, Ellyes Skhiri, Ghailene Chaalali; Anice Badri (Naim Sliti, min 58), Taha Yassine Khenissi (Firas Chaouat, min 44), Wahbi Khazri.
min.3: Odion Ighalo
Gehad Gerisha, from Egypt. He admonished Wilfred Ndidi (18), Ghailene Chaalali (61) and Rami Bedoui (92)
match for the third place in the Africa Cup of Nations played at the Al Salam stadium in Cairo.
After the goal against the defeat in the semifinals against Senegal, the Tunisian team jumped into the field with a defensive spirit and little desire to have the ball, looking to play in a pragmatic but so rakan in the approach that ended up taking its toll.
The ball had barely started rolling on the turf and the Tunisians returned to star in a sung defensive anthology, a mistake that, like the lack of goal, has been chasing them throughout the championship.
The Collins side put a harmless ball in the small area, but the Tunisian goal Ben Cherifia failed to catch it. The central Yassine Meriah, in his attempt to clear it, against the body of his goalkeeper and Ighalo took advantage of the mess to get the toe and sign the 1-0 (m.3).
The Tunisian cadre, resigned, could not do more than throw their hands to the head for having stumbled again with the same stone and collapsed.
The nerves invaded the «Carthage eagles» and the Nigerians, a team used to going out on the counterattack, dominated the game during the following minutes at will.
Nigeria advanced their lines, but the "Superglasses" were not very thin and missed clear chances of Ighalo, who was unable to convert in goal the interns of the sides Aina and Collins in the rival area.
Tunisia tried to find the counter by clearing balls and in one of those shots the midfielder Sassi managed to stand in the front of the Nigerian area and cross a shot stuck to the right post that, at least, managed to change the attitude of the Tunisians.
But in the same way as in the other games, the Tunisians were left without ideas every time they reached the rival area and the result was that they did not make a single shot on goal in a first half for oblivion.
In a second part for African football to lose followers, the most outstanding actions were summarized in the first and only shot between the three clubs of Tunisia, 'feat' signed by Anice Badri, and a missile from the front of the Nigerian Moses Simon in the 90th minute he had to get the goal. The organizational chaos of the ranks of both teams, the grabs and the pools marked a second time in which the only thing that shone was the full moon that landed on the Al Salam stadium in the Egyptian capital.
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