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Portugal 2-2 Tunisia

Fakhreddine Ben Youssef celebrates
Fakhreddine Ben Youssef drew Tunisia level in the second half

Portugal squandered a two-goal lead to draw with England's World Cup opponents Tunisia in a warm-up match for this summer's tournament in Russia.

European champions Portugal led through Andre Silva's back-post header and then Joao Mario's 20-yard strike.

But Anice Badri pulled one back before the break before Fakhreddine Ben Youssef completed Tunisia's fightback.

England start their World Cup campaign against the African nation on Monday, 18 June at 19:00 BST in Volgograd.

Gareth Southgate's side then face Panama and Belgium in Group G.

Portugal, without Cristiano Ronaldo just two days after playing in Real Madrid's Champions League final victory over Liverpool, play another North African side, Morocco, in Group B at the World Cup.

Their first match is against Spain on Friday, 15 June and they finish their group fixtures against Iran.

The home side looked to be in control when AC Milan striker Andre Silva, a reported target for Wolves, headed in and then Mario, who spent part of this season on loan at West Ham from Inter Milan, thundered in a long-range effort.

But Tunisia showed they will pose an attacking threat to England, counter-attacking with pace and scoring a well-worked goal from Badri before Ben Youssef slid on to Ali Maaloul's low cross to equalise.

Line-ups

Portugal

  • 12Lopes
  • 15Ricardo PereiraSubstituted forCédric Soaresat 72'minutes
  • 3PepeSubstituted forJosé Fonteat 63'minutes
  • 13Rúben Dias
  • 5GuerreiroSubstituted forMário Ruiat 45'minutes
  • 10João MárioSubstituted forJoão Moutinhoat 80'minutes
  • 14William Carvalho
  • 23Adrien SilvaSubstituted forManuel Fernandesat 63'minutes
  • 11Bernardo SilvaSubstituted forGonçalo Guedesat 72'minutes
  • 9André Silva
  • 20Ricardo Quaresma

Substitutes

  • 2Bruno Alves
  • 4Manuel Fernandes
  • 6José Fonte
  • 8João Moutinho
  • 17Gonçalo Guedes
  • 19Mário Rui
  • 21Cédric Soares
  • 22Beto

Tunisia

  • 40Hassen
  • 21Naguez
  • 3Benalouane
  • 4Meriah
  • 5HaddadiSubstituted forMaâloulat 45'minutes
  • 24BadriSubstituted forAkaichiat 87'minutes
  • 17Skhiri
  • 13Sassi
  • 23SlitiSubstituted forSrarfiat 76'minutes
  • 7KhaouiSubstituted forF Ben Youssefat 45'minutes
  • 11KhalifaSubstituted forChaalaliat 67'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Ben Mustapha
  • 2S Ben Youssef
  • 6Bedoui
  • 8F Ben Youssef
  • 9Akaichi
  • 12Maâloul
  • 15Mohsni
  • 16Mathlouthi
  • 18Srarfi
  • 20Chaalali
  • 25Khalil
  • 27Larbi
Referee:
Luca Banti
Attendance:
17,220

Match Stats

Home TeamPortugalAway TeamTunisia
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home20
Away6
Shots on Target
Home6
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Portugal 2, Tunisia 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Portugal 2, Tunisia 2.

Foul by João Moutinho (Portugal).

Ghilane Chaalali (Tunisia) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Offside, Portugal. Manuel Fernandes tries a through ball, but Ricardo Quaresma is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Tunisia. Ahmed Akaichi replaces Anice Badri.

Corner, Portugal. Conceded by Bassem Srarfi.

Attempt blocked. João Moutinho (Portugal) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Ricardo Quaresma (Portugal) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Ferjani Sassi (Tunisia).

Foul by José Fonte (Portugal).

Anice Badri (Tunisia) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Ricardo Quaresma (Portugal) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Gonçalo Guedes.

Ricardo Quaresma (Portugal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Fakhreddine Ben Youssef (Tunisia).

Substitution

Substitution, Portugal. João Moutinho replaces João Mário.

Corner, Tunisia. Conceded by Cédric Soares.

Substitution

Substitution, Tunisia. Bassem Srarfi replaces Naim Sliti.

Attempt missed. Gonçalo Guedes (Portugal) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by José Fonte.

Foul by Ghilane Chaalali (Tunisia).

William Carvalho (Portugal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Hamdi Naguez (Tunisia) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Anice Badri.

Foul by William Carvalho (Portugal).

Naim Sliti (Tunisia) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Portugal. Cédric Soares replaces Ricardo Pereira.

Substitution

Substitution, Portugal. Gonçalo Guedes replaces Bernardo Silva.

Attempt saved. José Fonte (Portugal) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by André Silva with a headed pass.

Corner, Portugal. Conceded by Ellyes Skhiri.

Foul by André Silva (Portugal).

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

Hand ball by Fakhreddine Ben Youssef (Tunisia).

André Silva (Portugal) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Yassine Meriah (Tunisia).

Substitution

Substitution, Tunisia. Ghilane Chaalali replaces Saber Khalifa.

Foul by Ricardo Quaresma (Portugal).

Anice Badri (Tunisia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Portugal 2, Tunisia 2. Fakhreddine Ben Youssef (Tunisia) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ali Maâloul with a cross following a set piece situation.

Foul by Mário Rui (Portugal).

Hamdi Naguez (Tunisia) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Portugal. José Fonte replaces Pepe.

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Monday 28th May 2018

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