Tunisia save a point against Denmark

Match of great occasions in both areas that ended goalless on the scoreboard

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The beauty of football lies in the fact that no matter how many players a team has, the result must be earned on the field of play. Tunisia, a team that has its glass ceiling in the World Cup group stage, signed a well-deserved draw (0-0) against a Denmark that went from less to more , but could only add one point in its debut in Qatar 2022.

Tunisia surprised with a dizzying start where each good defensive action was celebrated as an NBA dunk and each offensive play fed the rush of a stand where the African team won on the street. The intensity and high pressure of the team led by Kadri blurred a Denmark that was expected much more .

The first chance of danger was for the Eagles of Cartago , a shot from the edge of Drager that hit Christensen’s face to change the direction of the ball while his goalkeeper made the statue. He managed to score a goal, although it was canceled for offside, in a play where Jebali won in a race to his mark and defined with cold blood .

Denmark tried to chew up the game by stretching the field on the outside and taking advantage of set pieces, but they got balled. The first act closed with Tunisia making herself known, especially in the figure of a Laidouni who gave a master class in creation, containment and definition . He returned to haunt a goal that he deserved, but a slap from Schmeichel before Jebali ‘s mince in the small area prevented the score from being altered.

After a start in the second half where Tunisia tried again with a long shot from Drager and a counterattack from the incombustible Laidouni, it was Denmark who took the reins of the

 game . Hjulmand’s team couldn’t find where to hit the African defensive wall and the coach was forced to vary the game scheme and the men on the offensive line . It was then that Dahmen, the Tunisian goalkeeper, was the protagonist when it came to wetting the rival gunpowder. He and the wood. With 20 minutes to go, the European team had the best chance of the match in a corner kick taken by Eriksen, extended with Christensen’s head and Cornelius, on goal line, headed the post .

The carousel of changes benefited a Tunisia that in the last minutes of the clash was limited to open the umbrella and hold the score . Denmark went for the game with determination, but was unable to find any loophole in the web imposed by the African team. Lindstrom had the last one in added time with a poisoned cross-kick that caused Dahmen to save . The last thing to review was a VAR intervention before a possible penalty by the hands of Meriah that the braid, after seeing it on the screen, ignored. A fair tie that spices up the future of both teams in Qatar.


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