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AFCON 2021 round-up: Tunisia thrash Mauritania, late drama for Ivory Coast, defending champions Algeria on the brink

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AFCON 2021 round-up: Tunisia thrash Mauritania, late drama for Ivory Coast, defending champions Algeria on the brink

Tunisia beat Mauritania 4-0 in AFCON 2021 last night.

Two quick goals inside the first 10 minutes set the tempo of the match.

They continued to dominate proceedings and added two more in the second half.

Saint-Etienne forward Wahbi Khazri scored one in either half to earn the man of the match award.

Youssef Msakni missed a stoppage-time penalty for Tunisia.

Ivory Coast held to a dramatic draw

Sierra Leone continue to impress in AFCON 2021 after securing a hard-earned draw against Ivory Coast last night.

AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie missed a penalty, but his teammate Sebastien Haller put Ivory Coast ahead after 25 minutes.

Wilfried Zaha’s through ball found the Ajax forward, who slotted home a right-footed finish from the centre of the box.

Sierra Leone equalised in the 55th minute before Nicolas Pepe restored the lead for Ivory Coast ten minutes later.

The Leone Stars bagged their second equaliser in the 93rd minute, sparking wild celebrations on their bench.

Ivory Coast goalkeeper Ibrahim Sangare injured himself in the run-up to the goal.

Having used up all their allowed substitutes, right-back Serge Aurier took over.

The match ended 2-2.

Algeria shocked by Equatorial Guinea

Defending champions Algeria continue to suffer at AFCON 2021.

Despite dominating proceedings again, they lost 1-0 against Equatorial Guinea last night.

This defeat leaves Algeria with one point after two games.

They have to win their final game against Ivory Coast to have any hopes of qualifying for the last-16.

Esteban Obiang scored the only goal in the 70th minute of the match for Equatorial Guinea.

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