RELIVE: Egypt v Tunisia (Friendly match)

Ahram Online , Tuesday 12 Sep 2023

Ahram Online provided a live coverage for Tuesday’s friendly match between Egypt and Tunisia.

Egypt, Tunisia
File Photo: Egypt s Midfielder Zizo Fight for the ball during the semi-final of the FIFA Arab Cup 2021 football match between Tunisia and Egypt. AFP

Egypt 1-3 Tunisia

Scorers: Omar Kamal 34 / Aissa Laidouni 3, Hamdi Fathi (og) 8, Hamza Rafia 90

Match report


Egypt: Mohamed Abo Gabal - Ahmed Ramadan, Ali Gabr, Hossam Abdel-Meguid, Omar Kamal - Tarek Hamed, Hamdi Fathi, Ahmed “Zizo” El Sayed - Mohamed Salah, Mostafa Mohamed, Omar Marmoush.

Tunisia: Aymen Dahmene - Yassine Meriah, Ali Abdi, Yassine Meriah, Montassar Talbi, Ali Maaloul, Wajdi Kechrida - Aissa Laidouni, Ellyes Skhiri, Mohamed Ali Ben Romdhane -  Youssef Msakni, Elias Achouri.

Full Time 

90+5 GOAL for Tunisia. Substitute Hamza Rafia 

90+4 Yellow card for Tunisia keeper Aymen Dahman 

90+3' Yan Valery replaces Wajdi Kechrida  

90+2 Omar Layouni wastes an easy chance to add the third goal for Tunisia 

90+1 Mostafa Mohamed has a chance to score the equaliser but his effort went wide  

90' The referee signals five minutes of injury time 

88' Yellow card for Mostafa Mohamed 

86' Egypt's duo Ossama Faysal and Sam Morsi replaces Hossam Abdel-Meguid and Hamdi Fathi  

85' Egypt forward Ibrahim Adel receives a yellow card 

82' Double substitution for Tunisia Hannibal Mejbri and Omar Layouni replace Youssef Msakni and Elias Achori 

79' A dangerous attempt for Tunisia

76' Salah's curling shot is easily collected by Tunisia's keeper 

75' Another double substitution for Egypt. Ibrahim Adel and Mohamed Hamdi replace Omar Marmoush and Omar Kamal 

70' Egypt defender Ahmed Ramadan is booked 

64' Tunisia's Hamza Rafia replaces Ali Maaloul 

63' Egypt make double substitution. Mahmoud Hamada replaces Tarek Hamed while Mostafa Fathi replaces Ahmed Sayed  

55' Egypt shy attempts fail to make a real threat to the tunisian side   

50' Tunisia is in control of the ball 

The second half is underway 


45'+3 Tunisia's Yassine Meriah is booked  

45' the referee signals five minutes of injury time 

42' Egypt's Omar Marmoush receives a yellow card 

40' Salah has a dangerous chance but his shot from inside the area was blocked by a tunisian defender 

34' Omar Kamal scores with a powerful shot from outside the area  


32' Omar Marmoush squandered the chance to narrow the gap as he prefers to send a shot from a tight angle instead clearing Salah and Mostafa Mohamed 

28' Ben Romdhane wastes a golden chance to add the third for Tunisia after his close-range effort goes over  

22' Egypt is on control of the ball but without a real threat 

15' First attempt for Egypt, Marmoush's shot from a free kick hits the post 

10' Vitoria changes his strategy from 4-3-3 to 3-4-3 

8' Egypt midfielder Hamdi Fathi scores in his own net 

8' ANOTHER GOAL for Tunisia

3' Aissa Laidouni 's nice shot from the edge of the area finds the roof of the net of Egypt's keeper Mohamed Abou Gabal  


The match is underway 

A minute of silence on Libya's storm victims 

19:15 Players are warming up

18:30 Vitoria has made seven changes to his lineup for tonight's game. Mohamed Salah and Ahmed "Zizo" El Sayed will start the game after being rested against Ethiopia on Friday.

17:00 The two North African teams met last time in December 2021 when the Pharaohs suffered a 1-0 defeat to the Eagles of Carthage in the semi-finals of the Arab Cup in Qatar.

16:00 Ahly quartet Mohamed El-Shennawy, Mohamed Abdel-Moneim, Mohamed Hany and Marwan Attia also won't be there for Egypt team today after leaving the camp following Ethiopia test to join Ahly's training camp ahead of the African Super Cup in Saudi Arabia next Friday.

15:00 Egypt team will be missing the services of Pyramids FC fullback Mohamed Hamdi, who tore a ligament during the Ethiopia game.

14:15 Egypt coach Vitoria said in a press conference ahead of Ethiopia game that the Tunisia match is of great importance for his team.

13:30 Today's game is a part of both teams' preparations for next Year's African Cup of Nations. Egypt secured their place in the finals, that will be held in Côte d'Ivoire next January, by finishing on top of Group D in the qualifiers with 15 points. Meanwhile, Tunisia also advanced to the prestigious continental tournament by topping Group J with 13 points.

13:00 Liverpool star winger and Egypt skipper Mohamed Salah will be avaialble tonight against Tunisia after being rested by coach Rui Vitoria in Friday's 1-0 victory over Ethiopia in the final 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier, given the team had already secured a spot in the finals.

12:00 Egypt team will be facing their Tunisian counterparts in a friendly match on Tuesday at Air Defence Stadium during the Pharaohs' current closed training camp.



Venue: Cairo international stadium

Check the match preview HERE

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