26 Mar 2022 | 11:00
Mali players in Barcelona
In the first leg of the recent Africa World Cup qualifier, Tunisia was constantly besieged by Mali in the opening minutes of the match, but fortunately the home team did not concede a goal. In the end, Mali was the one to concede the goal before Sissako’s own goal in the 36th minute, just 4 minutes after the former Paris Saint-Germain star was sent off.
Specifically, under the pressure of Seifeddine Jaziri, Sissako pushed the ball towards his goal in the 36th minute without noticing that goalkeeper Ibrahim Mounkoro was not in a favorable position, and the ball flew into the net. 40 minutes, he fouled Jaziri and was shown a red card.
Mali made three substitutions early in the second half, bringing in Ibrahima Kone for Adama Traore, Mamadou for Abdoulaye Doucoure and Nene Dorgeles for Moussa Djenepo.
Mali could not take advantage of the free kick they won in the 55th minute right near the penalty area. Tunisia has resolved this situation neatly. Mali could not do more and lost 0-1 in the first leg, the second leg will be played at the beginning of next week.
In the remaining match pairs, Egypt, Algeria are the teams that have won, the remaining 2 matches of Congo – Morocco and Nigeria – Ghana have a draw result.