Second half goals from Sassi, Msakni & Sliti ended Madagascar’s fairytale run at the ongoing #TotalAFCON2019 tournament ad North African side, Tunisia prevailed 3-0 over the debutants.
Madagascar participating in their first ever Nations Cup tournament finished first in group B with 7 points and they not only reached the round of 16, they made it to the last 8.
However, Madagascar could not make it beyond the quarter final stage in their maiden tournament as Tunisia joins Senegal, Nigeria and Algeria as the countries in the semi final stage.
In a highly contested affair largely dominated by Tunisia, Madagascar were able to hold on for a 0-0 draw at halftime.
Wahbi Khazri saw a curling 32nd-minute free-kick touched onto the crossbar by Melvin Adrien
However, goals in the 52nd, 60th & 90th minutes ended their campaign. A campaign that has seen Madagascar win over many fans home and abroad.
With 52 minutes gone on the clock, Sassi went for goal from 20 yards and this time benefited from a huge deflection off Thomas Fontaine to wrongfoot the goalkeeper.
Msakni then picked out the bottom-left corner to double Tunisia’s lead after Adrien denied Khazri once more.
Substitute Sliti finished off a 93rd-minute counter to complete the scoring for the high flying Tunisia.