Denmark vs Tunisia Match Report: Highlight, Key Moments, Winner, Loser

Highlight of the Match: 

This is the first match-up between Denmark and Tunisia on the World Cup stage. The match is very interesting but eventually remain goalless. The match is player here at the Education City Stadium (Tue, Nov 22 2022)

FULL-TIME: Denmark 0 – 0 Tunisia

2′ The corner kick from Eriksen is cleared. The man from Manchester United then gets the ball on the right side, but Laidouni stops him.

19’ Denmark is attempting to slow down the game as the ball leaves the field, but Tunisia is trying its best and they are very impressive. They are on the better side till now. 

22’ Eriksen sends a free kick into the Tunisia area, where Meriah deflects it away for a corner.

24’ Yellow Card. Kristensen gets a yellow card for tackling Laidouni.

30’ Game is fairly even. Skov Olsen tries to shoot the ball from the edge of the box, but Skhiri gets it away.

43’ Great Save by Schmeichel. The former player for Leicester knocks over Jebali’s chip. The player doesn’t goes to the ground, which contributed to his success. From within the box, Laidouni comes dangerously close to scoring, but Schmeichel makes an incredible stop.

45+ 5’ HALF-TIME: DENMARK 0-0 TUNISIA 

Tunisia is rightly proud of its first-half performance. Kasper Schmeichel’s incredible one-handed stop kept Issam Jebali and Tunisia from taking the lead. He keep them in the game in the first half. He is the reason the score is 0-0 

 Half Time Summary 

At the break, the score is still scoreless despite Tunisia having dominated the first 45 minutes. Tunisia has been dominant, and they have earned at least a clean sheet thanks to their tireless pressing and dogged defense.

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As a team, Denmark has to improve their set-piece play. Although he has taken six corners and a number of free-kicks on the edge of the box, Eriksen has been unable to identify a Danish player to pass to because Andersen is so quick to the ball.

2nd half starts. No changes are made for both sides. Can Tunisia keep it just like the first half?

46’ Great start from Tunisia once again. With his cross redirected behind him by Andersen’s shoulder, Drager sprints down the right side of the field.

50’  Huge chance for Tunisia.  Denmark’s defense is penetrated after Laidouni receives a pass from Jebali in the air. He passes it to Slimane, but his attempt at a pass is intercepted. He has to have gone forth alone to attempt the risky shot.

54’ GOAL for Denmark.

55′ Skov Olsen scored a goal, but it was taken away because he was flagged offside.

69’ Great Save by Tunisia GoalKeeper. Dahmen  stops Denmark. As time runs out, Eriksen takes a powerful shot from the edge of the box, but the goalkeeper makes a diving save.

70’ Denmark hits the post

How this has not gone in?  The corner kick from Eriksen is met by Christensen, who redirects it toward Cornelius. The striker gets a hand on it and nearly scores, but his shot is blocked by the upright.

80’ Substitution. for the last ten minutes Tunisia have a great bench of Substitution who can change the game as a super sub.

90+ 4’ VAR Checked. Save, but there’s a variance check! Dahmen moves Lindstom’s cross-cum shot out of the way before Cornelius’s shot is blocked.

90+5’ No penalty.

90+8’ Match ends in a draw. Denmark thinks the deserve a penalty. They were better in the 2nd half. Tunisia was very promising and get a standing ovation.

Key Moments:

90+ 5 Mintues Extra Time no Penalty given. Denmark thought the gets a penalty. A quite even goalless match.

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  Denmark Tunisia
Winner/Loser Draw Draw
Goal
Assists    
Ball Possession 61% 39%
Big Chances 1 1
Passes 597 373
Accurate Passes 501 280
Total Shots (On Target) 5 1
Fouls 10 9
Yellow Card 2 1
Red Card    
Offside 1 1
Corners 11 9
Keeper Saves 1 5
Player Of The Match   Dahman

 

Point table of Group (D) after this match

Team Play Goal Difference Points
Denmark 1 1
Tunisia 1 1
France 
Australia

 

Their only previous encounter was a friendly in Japan 20 years ago, before  the tournament in 2002; Denmark emerged victorious by a score of 2-1. Tunisia was very impressive in the first half. They make their presence felt.

There was much pregame discussion about Denmark’s attack problems and how their lack of goals would prove costly. However, Tunisia’s Issam Jebali, who plays at number 9, has plenty of opportunities.

Denmark created many chances in the 2nd half but cannot score.

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