AFCON 2017: Mane scores as Senegal beat Tunisia

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Senegal began their Africa Cup of Nations campaign with victory over Tunisia in Group B.

Tunisia almost took the lead in the opening two minutes, but Ahmed Akaichia��s header skimmed the post and he smashed a shot narrowly wide.

In between, Senegal took the lead through Sadio Manea��s penalty after Cheikhou Kouyate had been hacked down.

Kara Mbodj powerfully headed in a second, and almost scored an own goal when his clearance struck the post.

Tunisia were guilty of missing plenty of chances, in particular Youssef Msakni, who headed wide from two yards out and shot straight at Abdoulaye Diallo in the second half.

Victory for Aliou Cissea��s side means they top their group afterA�Algeriaa��s surprising 2-2 draw against Zimbabwe.

AFCON 2017: Group B table

1.A�SenegalA�(3 points)

2.A�AlgeriaA�(1 point)

3.A�ZimbabweA�(1 point)

4.A�TunisiaA�(0 points)

Source: BBC

BY: Klorah Westhood

Klorah Westhood

Klorah Westhood

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