30 January 2013

Togo/Tunisia: Afcon 2013 - Analysis of Togo 1-1 Tunisia

Although Togo started well by exploiting their opponent’s high defensive line, Tunisia has managed to drag themselves back into the game after Nibombe gave away a needless penalty. A very interesting second half awaits!

50″ Penalty appeal! The referee looked to think about pointing to the spot, but then changed his mind! Bossou tried to clear, but ended up kicking Darragi instead of the ball. That should have been another penalty!

52″ Yellow Card Wahbi Khazri

57″ Yellow Card Serge Gakpe

63″ Adebayor robs Abdennour of the ball by the byline, cuts inside and tees up Amewou! The midfielder is put under just enough pressure by a host of Tunisian defenders however, and fails to get a shot away! Great play by the captain!

64″ PENALTY TO TUNISIA! The referee has booked the wrong player too!

65″ Yellow Card Daré Nibombe

76″ Yellow Card Jonathan Ayite

76″ Yellow Card Emmanuel Adebayor

77″ Yellow Card Kossi Agassa

78″ Missed Penalty Khaled Mouelhi
Mouelhi has HIT THE POST! No goal, he’s missed!

Togo are sitting very, very deep now. Complete contrast to Tunisia who are still sticking with their high line. The ball is being exchanged essentially from goalkeeper to goalkeeper. Still time for a moment of inspiration!

86″ Yellow Card Floyd Ayité

Ayite speeds down Togo’s left flank, and shoots from a ridiculously tight angle! Adebayor looks a little frustrated, I think that he fancied the ball there – he was probably already imagining the headlines!

CHANCE! Agassa now comes to Togo’s rescue, making another save and Ben Youssef goes close again! Unbelievable!

FULL TIME! TOGO GOES THROUGH! For the first time in their history, they’re in the quarter finals of the Africa Cup of Nations! Tunisia will be left ruing a missed Mouelhi penalty!

Togo                                              Tunisia
42%              Possesion                58%
10 (2)             Shots (on goal)     10 (5)
15                  Fouls                           8
4                Corner kicks               7
4                  Off-sides                      2
6                    Saves                          2
6               Yellow cards                3
-                   Red cards                    -

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