Africa Cup of Nations - Group E
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Africa Cup of Nations 2019: Angola fight back to hold Tunisia

Djalma in action for Angola
Djalma (right) plays for Alanyaspor in Turkey

Djalma cancelled out Youssef Msakni's first-half penalty to earn Angola a point against Tunisia in the Africa Cup of Nations.

The 32-year-old fired home on the rebound after goalkeeper Farouk Ben Mustapha failed to hold on to Mateus' goal-bound effort.

Msakni had given Tunisia the lead from the spot 11 minutes before half-time.

Mali beat Mauritania 4-1 in Group E's other game on Monday.

Tunisia came into the tournament as the second-highest-placed African nation in Fifa's world rankings but struggled for long periods against Angola, who deserved their point after dominating possession in the second half.

The Palancas Negras went closest to taking the lead prior to Msakni's opener, Wilson Eduardo running on to Stelvio's pass before drilling just wide of the far post.

Alain Giresse's side took the lead when Msakni stroked home from the spot after Naim Sliti had been tripped by Paizo inside the area.

Angola dominated the second half without creating many clear-cut opportunities, but earned a point through Djalma's strike.

Former Sunderland player Wabhi Kazhri curled a low shot off target late on as Tunisia pushed for a winner, while Angola goalkeeper Tony Cabaca saved another Msaki effort in second-half stoppage time.

Tunisia face Mali in their next group match on Friday (15:30 kick-off), while Angola take on Mauritania on Saturday (15:30).

Analysis

By BBC Arabic's Mohamed Qoutb

Tunisia were comfortable with a 1-0 lead in the first half despite not creating many chances.

The Angolan response improved in the second half with Geraldo being brought on as a half-time substitution, but they needed an error from Tunisia goalkeeper Ben Moustapha to score.

Even after that the Tunisian reaction was dull, except for an effort by Msakni in stoppage time.

This was not the start Tunisia wanted and is a positive point for Angola that should give them a reason to believe they can reach the second round.

Line-ups

Tunisia

  • 1Ben Mustapha
  • 6Bedoui
  • 3Bronn
  • 4Meriah
  • 5Haddadi
  • 2Kechrida
  • 20ChaalaliBooked at 26minsSubstituted forSassiat 69'minutes
  • 17Skhiri
  • 23SlitiSubstituted forBadriat 79'minutes
  • 10Khazri
  • 7MsakniBooked at 50mins

Substitutes

  • 8Chaouat
  • 9Badri
  • 11Khenissi
  • 12Aouadhi
  • 13Sassi
  • 14Dräger
  • 15Lamti
  • 16Hassen
  • 18Srarfi
  • 19Ben Mohamed
  • 21Hnid
  • 22Ben Cherifia

Angola

  • 12Bango CabaçaBooked at 33mins
  • 2Boialvo Gaspar
  • 5Massunguna
  • 15Jacinto Quissanga
  • 8Troco
  • 18Caifalo do Carmo
  • 16Rosa da CruzSubstituted forCosta Paulo Bartolomeuat 45'minutes
  • 20Naval Costa EduardoSubstituted forMuondo Dalaat 45'minutes
  • 9Kulembe Ribeiro
  • 7Abel Campos
  • 17Galiano da CostaSubstituted forMacaia Gangaat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Segunda Palanga Simão
  • 3Buatu-Mananga
  • 6Gaspar do Carmo
  • 10Muondo Dala
  • 11Costa Paulo Bartolomeu
  • 13Macaia Ganga
  • 14Paciência
  • 19de Carvalho Brandão
  • 21Correia da Costa
  • 22Mavanga
  • 23Melo Afonso
Referee:
Bamlak Tessema Weyesa
Attendance:
7,345

Match Stats

Home TeamTunisiaAway TeamAngola
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home9
Away9
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home0
Away3
Fouls
Home15
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Tunisia 1, Angola 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Tunisia 1, Angola 1.

Corner, Angola. Conceded by Yassine Meriah.

Foul by Wajdi Kechrida (Tunisia).

Bastos (Angola) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Youssef Msakni (Tunisia) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Anice Badri.

Foul by Youssef Msakni (Tunisia).

Bruno Gaspar (Angola) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Youssef Msakni (Tunisia) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Bruno Gaspar (Angola).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Angola. José Macaia replaces Mateus.

Delay in match because of an injury Mateus (Angola).

Delay in match because of an injury Rami Bedoui (Tunisia).

Attempt missed. Wahbi Khazri (Tunisia) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Youssef Msakni.

Foul by Geraldo (Angola).

Anice Badri (Tunisia) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Fredy Ribeiro (Angola).

Ellyes Skhiri (Tunisia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Mateus (Angola) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Dylan Bronn (Tunisia).

Substitution

Substitution, Tunisia. Anice Badri replaces Naim Sliti.

Djalma (Angola) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ferjani Sassi (Tunisia).

Foul by Bruno Gaspar (Angola).

Youssef Msakni (Tunisia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Fredy Ribeiro (Angola) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Rami Bedoui (Tunisia).

Goal!

Goal! Tunisia 1, Angola 1. Djalma (Angola) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Mateus (Angola) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Fredy Ribeiro.

Geraldo (Angola) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Oussama Haddadi (Tunisia).

Attempt blocked. Wahbi Khazri (Tunisia) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Naim Sliti.

Substitution

Substitution, Tunisia. Ferjani Sassi replaces Ghilane Chaalali.

Herenilson (Angola) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Youssef Msakni (Tunisia).

Foul by Dany Massunguna (Angola).

Naim Sliti (Tunisia) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Wajdi Kechrida (Tunisia) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Ghilane Chaalali.

Foul by Bastos (Angola).

goal

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Uganda11002023
2Egypt11001013
3Zimbabwe100101-10
4DR Congo100102-20

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Nigeria11001013
2Guinea10102201
3Madagascar10102201
4Burundi100101-10

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Algeria11002023
2Senegal11002023
3Kenya100102-20
4Tanzania100102-20

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ivory Coast11001013
2Morocco11001013
3Namibia100101-10
4South Africa100101-10

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Mali11004133
2Angola10101101
3Tunisia10101101
4Mauritania100114-30

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Benin00000000
2Cameroon00000000
3Ghana00000000
4Guinea-Bissau00000000
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