Senegal and Tunisia measure their strength on June 30, at the Air Defense Stadium in Cairo, to play the semifinal of the African Cup of Nations. The Tunisians have a small advantage in the direct confrontations: in 6 matches, they had 2 wins, 3 draws and 1 loss. However, in the last game, Senegal beat Tunisia by 0x2.
The Senegalese come to this game very motivated, after beating Benin by 1×0 in the semifinal of the African Cup of Nations: the only goal of the team was scored by Idrissa Gueye. It should be noted that Senegal had defeated Uganda in the previous round for the same result. To date, Senegal has no title in this competition. By watching the last 10 games, Aliou Cissé’s men scored an average of 1.4 goals and suffered an average of 0.2 goals per game, which shows great competition in the offensive sector and a very cohesive defensive sector. 80% of these games ended with less than two goals in the final score. The best time in Senegal is between the 61 ‘and the 90’, when he scored 8 goals. In the 6 games in which he opened the scoring, in all those reached the 90 ‘with a victory. Sadio Mané is Senegal’s top scorer in this African Cup of Nations, with 3 goals scored. For this semifinal, the coach has an absence of weight, Sadio Mané, for suspension.
Tunisia comes to this match after a 3-0 victory against Madagascar, adding their first 90 ‘win in the African Cup of Nations: the team’s goals were scored by Naim Sliti, Msakni and Sassi. It should be noted that the Tunisians had eliminated Ghana in the previous round. Tunisia want to add the second title in the competition, after having won the title in 2004. In their 10 previous matches, in several competitions, the team of Alain Giresse scored on average 1.6 goals and suffered an average of 0.6 goals per game, demonstrating thus qualities in both sectors, offensive and defensive. It is important to note that 60% of these matches ended with less than two goals on the scoreboard. The best period of Tunisia is between 61 ‘and 75’, when he suffered 2 goals and scored 4. In the 6 games in which he opened the scoring, in 4 the Tunisian team reached the end of the game in advantage. Msakni is the best gunner of this team, with 2 goals scored in the competition. All equipment is available for this game.