11.07.2019 22:56 h

Madagascar fairytale ends as Tunisia ease into semi-finals

Tunisia ended Madagascar's fairytale Africa Cup of Nations run in the quarter-finals on Thursday with a 3-0 win over the tournament debutants in Cairo.

Ferjani Sassi's heavily deflected strike gave Tunisia the lead early in the second half at Al Salam Stadium and Youssef Msakni squeezed home a second on 60 minutes to put the Carthage Eagles on course to reach the last four for the first time since lifting the trophy in 2004.

Naim Sliti then added a third in stoppage time to make sure of a semi-final showdown with Sadio Mane's Senegal.