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Tunisia vs Mauritania. Africa Cup of Nations Group F.

Stade Municipal de Limbe.

Tunisia 4

  • H Mathlouthi (4th minute)
  • W Khazri (8th minute, 64th minute)
  • S Jaziri (66th minute)

Mauritania 0

    Tunisia 4-0 Mauritania: Wahbi Khazri scores twice as Aigles de Carthage cruise to first AFCON win

    Report and free match highlights from the Africa Cup of Nations Group F clash between Tunisia and Mauritania as Wahbi Khazri scores twice in thumping victory for Mondher Kebaier's side at Limbe Stadium

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    Highlights of the Africa Cup of Nations Group F match between Tunisia and Mauritania

    Hamza Mathlouthi and Wahbi Khazri scored goals inside the opening nine minutes to set up a comfortable 4-0 victory for Tunisia over Mauritania in their Africa Cup of Nations Group F match at the Limbe Stadium on Sunday.

    Khazri added another in the second half and then laid on a fourth for Seifeddine Jaziri as Tunisia were vastly improved, having lost their opener to Mali in controversial fashion when Zambian referee Janny Sikazwe erred by twice ending the game before the 90 minutes.

    Tunisia, who missed a late penalty from Youssef Msakni, have three points from their opening two matches and are third in the group behind Gambia and Mali, who have four points each. Mauritania will finish bottom after two defeats.

    Wahbi Khazri celebrates after scoring his second goal for Tunisia against Mauritania - AP Photo-Sunday Alamba
    Image: Wahbi Khazri scored twice for Aigles de Carthage

    Tunisia now meet surprise package Gambia in their final pool match on Thursday, while Mali tackle Mauritania. The top two teams in each group advance to the second round, along with the four best third-place finishers across the six pools.

    Mauritania rarely troubled their opponents and look among the poorest teams in the competition as their defence was carved open on numerous occasions.

    They fell behind after four minutes when they failed to clear their defensive lines and the ball fell to Mathlouthi on the edge of the box. He crashed a first-time shot into the bottom corner of the net.

    It was 2-0 five minutes later as the Mauritanians allowed Khazri far too much time and space and the St Etienne forward picked his spot with a low finish from 10 yards.

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    That score remained the same until just past the hour-mark when neat interplay between Ghailene Chaalali and Khazri led to the latter being presented with a simple side-foot finish.

    Tunisia added a fourth two minutes later when Khazri turned provider, laying on an excellent through-ball for Jaziri to score.

    They might have had a fifth too, but for the second time in as many games missed a penalty, this time through substitute Msakni as he struck the post after Mauritania were penalised for a handball

    What's next?

    Both nations complete their AFCON Group F campaigns on Thursday, January 20. Tunisia take on Gambia, while Mauritania face off against Mali. Both fixtures kick off at 7pm and will be available to watch live across Sky Sports.

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