The match between Panama vs Tunisia which took place at the Mordovia Arena, Friday (29/06/2018) pm dawn, true it has not specified anything. Both teams have been eliminated from the World Cup in 2018 after swallowing two defeats.
However, the match lasted quite interesting. Panama, which is a team debutant capable of winning first in the first half through an own goal Yassine Meriah.
The situation turned around in the second half. Tunisia even came out as winners after scoring two goals, each of which was printed Fakhreddine Ben Youssef and Wahbi Khazri.
An additional three points make Tunisia finish in third with three points. Panama must be content to be in a position of Group G with no points.
Meanwhile, Belgium became leader of Group G with nine points after beating England 1-0. England followed in second place with six points.
Panama directly attacked the Tunisian defense. Gabriel Torres penetrated, but the ball was captured by the opponent.
Tunisia slowly took control of the game. Opportunity gained in the 9th minute through bait Ferjani Sassi to Naim Sliti, who tried to release the kick, but the ball is still sideways to the side of the goal.
Tunisia continues to force Panama to survive. Various attempts were made to direct the ball into the Panama penalty box, but the denseness of opposing players made the effort often fail.
The chances of Tunisia are created in the 21st minute. Sassi sent a cross to the Sliti near the penalty box, but Sliti’s kick was still right towards Penedo.
Panama, which is almost always pressed can even ahead first in the 33rd minute. Yassine Meriah blinded an own goal after deflecting the ball from Jose Rodriguez’s shot from outside the penalty box. 1-0 Panama leads.
Tunisia pressed again. Some of the chaos in the Panama penalty box failed to bear fruit. Score 1-0 was held for Panama until halftime.
Tunisia managed to equalize the score to 1-1 when the second half has been running for six minutes. Fakhreddine Ben Youssef listed his name on the scoreboard after forwarding Wahbi Khazri’s cross.
Ben Youssef had a chance to bring Tunisia ahead. He is in one-on-one position with Jaime Penedo, but the ball from Ben Youssef’s shot can still be denied.
Tunisia back ahead in the 66th minute. Khazri scored a goal after grabbing a bait Haddadi in the penalty box. 2-1 Tunisia leads.
Panama had managed to scored the second goal in the 73rd minute. However, the referee annulled Edgar Barcenas scored because it had already blew the whistle marks Luis Tejada violate Yassine Meriah.
No additional goals until the fight was over. Tunisia closed its journey at the 2018 World Cup with a 1-0 win.
Composition of Players:
Panama: Penedo, Escobar, R. Torres (Tejada 56 ‘), Gomez, Barcenas, G. Torres (Cummings 46’), Machado, Ovalle, Avila (Arroyo 81 ‘), Godoy, J. Rodriguez.
Tunisia: Mathlouthi, Meriah, Haddadi, Bedoui, Ben Youssef, Khazri (Srarfi 89 ‘), Sassi (Badri 46’), Skhiri, Chaaleli, Naguez, Sliti.