Africa Cup of Nations - Group B
Zimbabwe2Tunisia4

Zimbabwe 2-4 Tunisia

Youssef Msakni
Tunisia go on to play Burkina Faso in Gabon's capital Libreville on Saturday

Tunisia secured their place in the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals as Group B runners-up with an easy win over bottom team Zimbabwe.

Naim Sliti's deflected shot put Tunisia ahead before Youssef Msakni and Taha Khenissi extended the lead.

Knowledge Musona grabbed one back but a Wahbi Khazri penalty restored Tunisia's three-goal cushion by the break.

Tendai Ndoro prodded in a Zimbabwe counter, before Khenissi hit the post in a wasteful second half.

The 2004 champions go on to play Burkina Faso in Gabon's capital Libreville on Saturday.

In the group's other game, a much-changed Senegal, already qualified as group winners, drew 2-2 with Algeria, who finish third and are eliminated.

Senegal, runners-up in 2002, will play Group A runners-up Cameroon in the last eight.

Tunisia only needed a draw to progress to the knockout stage following their 2-1 victory over Algeria on Thursday.

And they were rarely stretched as Zimbabwe failed to conjure anything like the quality of their opening performance, a surprise 2-2 draw against the Algerians, much-fancied before the tournament started.

Line-ups

Zimbabwe

  • 16Mukuruva
  • 4Zvirekwi
  • 5Muroiwa
  • 2NhamoinesuBooked at 44mins
  • 6Bhasera
  • 14Katsande
  • 3PhiriBooked at 8minsSubstituted forNdoroat 45'minutes
  • 20Billiat
  • 18Nakamba
  • 17MusonaSubstituted forMahachiat 89'minutes
  • 9Mushekwi

Substitutes

  • 1Donovan
  • 7Rusike
  • 8Rusike
  • 10Mahachi
  • 11Ndoro
  • 12Kangwa
  • 13Malajila
  • 15Hadebe
  • 19Mhlanga
  • 21Kadewere
  • 22Machapa
  • 23Mawaya

Tunisia

  • 1Jridi
  • 21NaguezBooked at 85mins
  • 2Ben Youssef
  • 3Abdennour
  • 12Maâloul
  • 14Ben AmorBooked at 33mins
  • 13Sassi
  • 11Khenissi
  • 10KhazriSubstituted forLahmarat 63'minutes
  • 23SlitiSubstituted forAzouniat 83'minutes
  • 7MsakniSubstituted forKhalifaat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Boughattas
  • 5Kchouk
  • 6Dhaouadi
  • 8Lahmar
  • 9Akaichi
  • 15Azouni
  • 17Mathlouthi
  • 18Khalil
  • 19Khalifa
  • 20Ali Yacoubi
  • 22Ben Cherifia
Referee:
Denis Dembele

Match Stats

Home TeamZimbabweAway TeamTunisia
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home8
Away14
Shots on Target
Home3
Away9
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home23
Away28

Live Text

Match ends, Zimbabwe 2, Tunisia 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Zimbabwe 2, Tunisia 4.

Foul by Mohamed Amine Ben Amor (Tunisia).

Kudakwashe Mahachi (Zimbabwe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Saber Khalifa (Tunisia) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Hardlife Zvirekwi (Zimbabwe).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Taha Yassine Khenissi (Tunisia) because of an injury.

Taha Yassine Khenissi (Tunisia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Costa Nhamoinesu (Zimbabwe).

Foul by Saber Khalifa (Tunisia).

Hardlife Zvirekwi (Zimbabwe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Zimbabwe. Onismor Bhasera tries a through ball, but Tendai Ndoro is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Zimbabwe. Kudakwashe Mahachi replaces Knowledge Musona.

Foul by Ferjani Sassi (Tunisia).

Willard Katsande (Zimbabwe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Costa Nhamoinesu (Zimbabwe) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Saber Khalifa (Tunisia).

Foul by Willard Katsande (Zimbabwe).

Mohamed Amine Ben Amor (Tunisia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Zimbabwe. Nyasha Mushekwi tries a through ball, but Tendai Ndoro is caught offside.

Nyasha Mushekwi (Zimbabwe) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Hamdi Naguez (Tunisia).

Booking

Hamdi Naguez (Tunisia) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Nyasha Mushekwi (Zimbabwe).

Ferjani Sassi (Tunisia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Tunisia. Larry Azouni replaces Naim Sliti.

Attempt missed. Hamza Lahmar (Tunisia) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Saber Khalifa.

Marvelous Nakamba (Zimbabwe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Taha Yassine Khenissi (Tunisia).

Nyasha Mushekwi (Zimbabwe) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Syam Ben Youssef (Tunisia).

Offside, Tunisia. Ferjani Sassi tries a through ball, but Taha Yassine Khenissi is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Tunisia. Saber Khalifa replaces Youssef Msakni.

Offside, Tunisia. Ali Maâloul tries a through ball, but Hamza Lahmar is caught offside.

Corner, Tunisia. Conceded by Tatenda Mukuruva.

Attempt saved. Youssef Msakni (Tunisia) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Ali Maâloul with a cross.

Willard Katsande (Zimbabwe) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ferjani Sassi (Tunisia).

Hand ball by Taha Yassine Khenissi (Tunisia).

goal

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burkina Faso31204225
2Cameroon31203215
3Gabon30302203
4Guinea-Bissau301225-31

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Senegal32106247
2Tunisia32016516
3Algeria302156-12
4Zimbabwe301248-41

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1DR Congo21103214
2Morocco21013213
3Ivory Coast20202202
4Togo201113-21

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ghana22002026
2Egypt21101014
3Mali201101-11
4Uganda200202-20
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