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4 vs 1
Played
November 17, 2013 2:00 PM GMT
Stade Omnisport Ahmadou Ahidjo — Yaoundé
Referee:‬ R. Seechurn‎
Attendance:‬ 35570‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: Cameroon 4-1 Tunisia (Agg. 4-1)

The hosts sealed their place in the World Cup alongside Nigeria and Ivory Coast thanks to an emphatic victory in which Jean Makoun struck twice

By Chris Myson

  • Charles-Hubert Itandje
    25
    6
    2.50

    Charles-Hubert Itandje

    Unlike the first leg, he had little to do here. Beaten by a lethal Akaichi goal but was a spectator for much of the game.

  • Aurélien Chedjou Fongang
    34
    3
    3.00

    Aurélien Chedjou Fongang

    The Galatasaray defender did his job competently with much of the play taking place further up the pitch.

  • Benoit Assou-Ekotto
    37
    3
    3.00

    Benoit Assou-Ekotto

    Produced a typically mixed display. A real threat going forward but also had some suspect moments and almost conceded a penalty after the break.

  • N. N'Koulou
    28
    4
    3.50

    N. N'Koulou

    Marshalled the backline well and is definitely one of the standout performers within the Cameroon defensive ranks ahead of the World Cup.

  • Alex Song
    66
    4
    3.50

    Alex Song

    Won the midfield battle alongside Makoun and produced a strong performance.

  • Jean II Makoun
    58
    5
    4.50

    Jean II Makoun Top of the Match

    Man of the match. Scored two goals, one a thumping header and the second showing the composure of a striker to slot home. Was everywhere and produced some vital tackles and passes.

  • Stéphane M'Bia
    35
    5
    2.50

    Stéphane M'Bia

    Slotted into defence and did a steady enough job but was perhaps wisely replaced on 70 minutes.

  • Eyong Enoh
    32
    4
    3.00

    Eyong Enoh

    Decent enough without getting hugely involved but did what was required as Cameroon dominated much of the game.

  • B. Moukandjo
    36
    3
    4.00

    B. Moukandjo

    Fantastic in the first half and the decision to bring him into the line-up certainly paid off. Direct running caused havoc down the left and scored a fine individual goal. Missed a glorious opportunity after the break but it was not costly.

  • Pierre Achille Webo
    37
    5
    3.50

    Pierre Achille Webo

    Set Cameroon on their way to Brazil with an expertly-taken early goal. Came off midway through the second half but had played his part in a convincing wing.

  • Samuel Eto'o
    70
    12
    3.00

    Samuel Eto'o

    Did not get on the scoresheet himself but did put his issues with the national team to one side and produced a good all-round performance. Showed fine movement and played some good passes but not at his brilliant best.

Substitutions

  • Dany Nounkeu
    15
    4
    2.50

    Dany Nounkeu

    Came on for M’Bia in defence with 20 minutes remaining.

  • Landry N'Guemo
    13
    2

    Landry N'Guemo

    A late change for Moukandjo, who had picked up a knock.

  • Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting
    37
    2
    3.50

    Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting

    An excellent cameo. Made a real difference after coming on. His shot off the post led to Makoun’s goal and he created other opportunities for himself and his team-mates.

  • Moez Bin Sharifa
    3
    8
    2.50

    Moez Bin Sharifa

    Saw plenty of action. Conceded four goals and did not look convincing at times, but still made some decent stops that prevented an even heavier defeat.

  • Karim Haggui
    3
    12
    2.50

    Karim Haggui

    Struggled to make his experience count as he and his team-mates failed to cope with Cameroon’s attacking play.

  • Sayam Ben Youssef
    4
    11
    2.00

    Sayam Ben Youssef Flop of the Match

    All at sea defensively, almost gave away a penalty for handball and missed a glorious headed opportunity at the other end - not his finest match.

  • Samah Derbali
    3
    9
    2.50

    Samah Derbali

    Found to be out of his depth against Cameroon’s skilful attackers.

  • Yassine Mikari
    4
    9
    2.50

    Yassine Mikari

    Would have been expected to put in a better performance in a game of such magnitude but, just like the rest of his team-mates, he proved a let-down.

  • Hocine Ragued
    2
    9
    2.50

    Hocine Ragued

    Another one of Tunisia’s midfielders who was overrun by the likes of Song and Makoun as the visitors failed to get a foothold in the game early on.

  • Wissem Ben Yahia
    6
    6
    3.00

    Wissem Ben Yahia

    Created a great opportunity for Ben Youssef and performed reasonably well before he was replaced by Allagui late on in.

  • Yassine Chikhaoui
    3
    8
    2.00

    Yassine Chikhaoui

    Substituted at half-time after making no impact as Cameroon dominated the midfield battle.

  • Mohamed Amine Chermiti
    4
    6
    2.00

    Mohamed Amine Chermiti

    Replaced at the bteak after struggling to get involved and watched on as his replacement Akaichi strike within minutes of his arrival.

  • Fakhereedine Ben Youssef
    8
    2
    3.00

    Fakhereedine Ben Youssef

    May have gone down too easily but felt he should have won a second-half penalty at 2-1 that would have turned the game.

  • Saber Khlifa
    3
    6
    2.50

    Saber Khlifa

    The Marseille striker is one of the better-known players in the Tunisia line-up but he carried little threat over the course of the 90 minutes.

Substitutions

  • Fabien Camus
    6
    1
    3.00

    Fabien Camus

    Neat and tidy with his passing after coming on at half-time. A positive introduction.

  • Ahmed Akaichi
    16
    2
    3.50

    Ahmed Akaichi

    Made an immediate impact, scoring with a fantastic finish within minutes of entering the fray. Always a threat but missed an opportunity to bet a second in the closing stages.

  • Sami Allagui
    5
    5
    2.50

    Sami Allagui

    Came on as the last roll of the dice for Tunisia and couldn’t find an opportunity to score.

Results
Second Leg
Times In GMT
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Rank/Player Position Team Rating
1. S. SaidStrikerEthiopia3.17
2. A. ButakoDefenderEthiopia2.67
3. S. BekeleStrikerEthiopia2.67
4. Adane GirmaMidfielderEthiopia2.67
5. Aynalem Hailu RedaDefenderEthiopia2.50
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Mohammed Abu Trika Mohammed Abu Trika
Midfielder
Al-Ahly
6 4
Papiss Cissé Papiss Cissé
Striker
Newcastle United
6 1
Asamoah Gyan Asamoah Gyan
Striker
Al Ain
6 0
Mohamed Salah Mohamed Salah
Midfielder
Chelsea
6 0
Juvenal Juvenal
Midfielder
5 2