Tunisia Edge Ghana in AFCON Penalty Shoot-out To Proceed To Quater-finals

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Tunisia were not made to pay for an injury-time own goal as they went on to beat Ghana 5-4 on penalties to reach the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals.

Alain Giresse’s side were on the brink of reaching the last eight thanks to Taha Khenissi’s strike in the 73rd minute, but they were denied when Rami Bedoui headed the ball beyond his own goalkeeper just minutes after coming off the bench.

After no more goals in extra-time, a third shootout of the tournament beckoned, with Tunisia goalkeeper Hassen Mouez reluctantly making way for Farouk Ben Mustapha in what was a late, tactical substitution.

 Ben Mustapha then saved Caleb Ekuban’s penalty to give Tunisia the advantage, and Ferjani Sassi went on to roll in the coolest of spot-kicks to set up a last-eight showdown with Madagascar

(EuroSport)

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