Mouez Hassen committed a catastrophic error against Mali, however Wahbi Khazri’s redirected free-kick earned Tunisia a 1-1 attract Group E.
Wahbi Khazri supported Tunisia’s expectations of advancing into the Africa Cup of Nations knockout stages as his free-kick verified a 1-1 draw with Mali.
Having attracted against Angola their first excursion, Tunisia’s odds of a last-16 spot looked set to take a gigantic blow when Mouez Hassen bumbled Diadie Samassekou’s corner into his own net with an hour played.
Be that as it may, Tunisia were level 10 minutes after the fact when a set-piece from Khazri – who hit the crossbar at an early stage – avoided in off Moussa Marega.
The draw sees Mali hold top spot in Group E, while Tunisia sit second, despite the fact that Angola or Mauritania would surpass the North African side with a success when they face each other on Saturday.
Tunisia mentor Alain Giresse was aggravated close by showcase against Angola, yet the Eagles of Carthage began well – Khazri coming tortuously close with a plunging free-kick.
Khazri, who likewise attempted to get Djigui Diarra off his line at an opportune time, went close again soon after the half hour, sending a low exertion wide from the edge of the container.
Taha Khenissi spurned a heavenly shot with a short proximity header and Tunisia were made to pay for their wickedness when Hassen disastrously dropped Samassekou’s traverse his objective line.
Tunisia energized, however, and karma was their ally when Khazri’s set piece, which appeared to be on target, circled in off Marega.
Mali’s Porto forward appeared to be set to grab the focuses in stoppage time, yet Hassen dashed out to make a fine spare and guarantee the riches were shared at Suez Stadium.