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October 13, 2013 10:30 PM IST
Stade Olympique de Radès — Radès
Referee:‬ K. Coulibaly‎
Attendance:‬ 30900‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Tunisia 0-0 Cameroon

Goal takes a look at those on display, as Charles Itandje flawless performance to shut out the hosts ensures that the Indomitable Lions go into the second-leg with a valuable draw

By Harry Slavin

  • Moez Bin Sharifa
    2
    0
    3.00

    Moez Bin Sharifa

    The quieter of the two goalkeepers by some distance but that didn't mean that the Esperance man didn't have to be on his toes throughout, particularly with an important stop from Matip in the second period.

  • Alaeddine Yahia
    3
    0
    3.00

    Alaeddine Yahia

    Tunisia conveyed an aerial dominance across the park in Rades against Cameroon, and this was on display at both ends from Yahia, who was one of many to be denied by Itandje.

  • Samah Derbali
    1
    0
    2.50

    Samah Derbali

    The right-back can consider himself a very lucky boy after his blatant handball in his own area went unnoticed by the officials. It would have put a sizable black mark on an otherwise accomplished display.

  • Yassine Mikari
    1
    0
    2.50

    Yassine Mikari

    The 30-year-old was part of a defence that was rarely threatened in that opening period. Had trouble dealing with Nyom on occasions on the overlap though, including the build up to Webo's miss.

  • Hocine Ragued
    0
    0
    3.00

    Hocine Ragued

    Dominant in the air, the centre-back went close to opening the scoring early on when he rose to meet a corner. Was solid at the other end too, tough in the tackle, perhaps a little too much for the referees liking, as he was shown a yellow late on.

  • Wissem Ben Yahia
    0
    1
    2.50

    Wissem Ben Yahia

    Charged with the responsibility on set pieces for the evening and on the whole, delivered inviting crosses time and again. Wasted a great chance late on, however, when a bit of composure was needed to provide a quality ball.

  • Yassine Chikhaoui
    2
    0
    3.00

    Yassine Chikhaoui

    An impressive display from the captain who led from the front, and almost got his team off to the best possible start when his rasping drive was blocked from Itandje inside the opening 30 seconds.

  • Mohamed Amine Chermiti
    0
    0
    2.50

    Mohamed Amine Chermiti

    A tricky customer in the midfield but not one of Tunisia's most potent threats on the evening. Replaced by Issam Jomaa as the Eagles of Carthage searched for a winner.

  • Sami Allagui
    0
    0
    2.50

    Sami Allagui

    The Hertha Berlin forward caused a few difficulties for the Cameroon defence in the opening period. Came off at the break but may have been struggling with an injury.

  • Saber Khlifa
    0
    0
    2.50

    Saber Khlifa

    Chances never really fell the way of the Marseille forward, despite Tunisia fashioning a glut of opportunities during the opening 20 minutes. Denied by a last-ditch block late on.

Substitutions

  • Änis Ben-Hatira
    0
    0

    Änis Ben-Hatira

    Came on too late to provide any real impact as Tunisia searched for a winner.

  • Fakhereedine Ben Youssef
    0
    1
    2.00

    Fakhereedine Ben Youssef

    Came on for Allagui at the break and was guilty of wasting Tunisia's best chance as he nodded wide from Derbaly's centre, when it looked easier to score.

  • Issam Jemaa
    0
    0

    Issam Jemaa

    Came on for a tiring Chermiti but didn't have much of a chance to have an impact on proceedings.

  • Charles-Hubert Itandje
    9
    0
    4.00

    Charles-Hubert Itandje

    A heroic performance between the sticks as he took up the role of the Indomitable Lion by himself. Produced fine stops in the opening period to deny Tunisia and sporadically thereafter as the opposition continued to get past his defence.

  • Aurélien Chedjou Fongang
    3
    1
    2.50

    Aurélien Chedjou Fongang

    Bowled over by Tunisia's quick start and left flat footed Chikhaoui as he struck an effort within the opening 20 seconds. Struggled to counter the aerial prowess of the home side's back line at set pieces, but thankfully wasn't made to pay.

  • Allan Nyom
    2
    0
    2.50

    Allan Nyom

    Booked for a silly tackle on Allagui and was fortunate not to be caught out by a bouncing ball in the first period. His second half performance was a marked improvement though, and he should have had an assist to his name after laying one on a plate for Webo.

  • Dany Nounkeu
    2
    1
    2.50

    Dany Nounkeu

    Part of a wobbly defence that struggled with the ferocity of Tunisia's start, but things soon began to improve as Nounkeu and Chedjou began to cope with balls through the middle.

  • Joel Matip
    2
    0
    2.50

    Joel Matip

    Played in a holding role, but found himself up the park on a number of occasions. However, the Schalke man had a substandard evening, picking up a booking and squandering a couple of decent chances for the visitors.

  • N. N'Koulou
    2
    1
    2.50

    N. N'Koulou

    Didn't have the easiest of times at left-back and indeed struggled, like the rest of his team-mates, in the opening periods. Didn't have the conviction to get forward either to help Eto'o on the flank, as he was possibly unsettled by the tumultuous start.

  • Alex Song
    5
    0
    2.50

    Alex Song

    Kept things together in the centre of the park and was a focal point for Cameroon when it came to calming things down and keeping possession after the opening period. Combined well with Makoun and Matip in the middle but couldn't find that killer pass he is capable of.

  • Eyong Enoh
    3
    1
    2.00

    Eyong Enoh

    A very quiet display from Enoh who was unsettled in the first half by a couple of robust challenges as Tunisia looked to rough up their opponents. Didn't provide anything in terms of attacking intent thereafter.

  • Jean II Makoun
    2
    2
    2.50

    Jean II Makoun

    Another man who was perhaps lucky to stay on the pitch, since the referee visibly went to his pocket when he had finished off a chance after the whistle and on a yellow. Missed a few decent openings too on a frustrating evening.

  • Pierre Achille Webo
    3
    4
    2.00

    Pierre Achille Webo

    If Cameroon don't make it to the World Cup in Brazil this man could have a lot to answer for. The Fenerbahce forward didn't see many chances but the best one did comes his way in the second period, and he fluffed his lines monumentally.

  • Samuel Eto'o
    3
    7
    2.50

    Samuel Eto'o

    The Chelsea man was intent on being the centre of attention, but it never came off for him, wasting free kicks and failing to pass at vital moments. Tried to come back on after he was subbed - such was his desire to show his control over the national side.

Substitutions

  • Jean-Armel Kana-Biyik
    1
    0
    2.00

    Jean-Armel Kana-Biyik

    Came on for Allan Nyom but offered little down the right as Cameroon looked happy with the draw.

  • Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting
    1
    1

    Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting

    Came on in the dying seconds for the injured Eto'o.

  • Mohamadou Idrissou
    2
    1

    Mohamadou Idrissou

    Appeared in place of Makoun, who was walking a tightrope, but didn't have any impact on the game.

Results
First Leg
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Midfielder
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6 4
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Striker
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Striker
Al Ain
6 0
Mohamed Salah Mohamed Salah
Midfielder
Chelsea
6 0
Juvenal Juvenal
Midfielder
5 2