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Egypt beat Tunisia in thrilling form in AFCON qualifiers

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have beaten in a thrilling 3-2 result in the in Borg El Arab stadium in Alexandria.

Both teams have officially qualified to the tournament but are still competing for the first spot in their group. Tunisia won the first leg 1-0 at home but failed to repeat the same positive result in Alexandria.

Just two minutes into the game Tunisia forward Wahbi Khazri hit the post from a very strong long range free-kick.

In the 14th minute Esperance’s Naim Sliti opened the scoring for Tunisia after being played a great through ball by Zamalek’s Ferjani Sassi.

In the 21st minute Mohamed Salah took a shot from outside the penalty area but it was easily dealt with by the goalkeeper. Six minutes later Trezeguet took a similar shot but it was brilliantly saved.

In the 32nd minute Trezeguet took a shot from inside the penalty which took a deflection and went in the back of the net, equalizing the score for the Pharaohs.

15 minutes into the second-half Amr Warda crossed the ball into the penalty area from a free-kick which Baher El-Mohamady converted into a goal after a great header.

In the 70th minute Mohamed Salah had a great individual play inside the penalty area but his shot hit the post. Two minutes later Sliti completed his brace and scored Tunisia’s equalizer after a poor clearance from Ahmed Hegazy.

In the 82nd minute Egypt goalkeeper Mohamed El-Shennawy made a huge save preventing his side from conceding a third goal.

In the dying minutes of the game Salah scored Egypt’s winning goal after a great one-two play with Al Ahly’s Salah Mohsen.

Following this result Egypt are currently on top of Group J for the 2019 AFCON qualifiers, they will be facing Niger in their final game of the qualifiers.

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