SEN vs TUN Dream11 Team: Senegal look to reach their second final at the Africa Cup Of Nations when they take on a rampant Tunisia side
With Egypt, Ghana and Cameroon all crashing out of the showpiece tournament, the chances for a Senegal win have increased massively. However the side know that they still have to get past Tunisia today in the first semi-final of the marquee tournament, a side who have won the tournament more times than Senegal.
Coming up against Madagascar in the quarter-finals, the nature of Tunisia’s win was as one sided as they get. Having made it to the their furthest ever stage at the tournament, Madagascar finally found their campaign being dimmed out by an unsparing and relentless Tunisian outfit, one which refused to quell its attacking exuberance across the 90 minutes.
Their ruthless guile and trickery saw them take the match 3-0 and with the side looking to repeat the 2004 campaign, one where they went onto lift the trophy, they are up against Senegal. Having yet to win the trophy, Senegal’s best time came back in 2002 when they reached the final before eventually losing to Cameroon in the quarter-finals.
Despite being favoured to go and win the trophy the most out of all the remaining four sides playing their goods in the tournament, the nature of Senegal’s two knock-out wins has far from being convincing. They defeated Uganda 1-0 in the round of 16 before winning by the same margin against Benin in the quarter-final, scraping past wins despite all their attacking plethora of astute players.
Having pulled off a resilient display at the back prior to their quarter-final encounter, Tunisia showed that they can score the goals as well when they want against Madagascar. They’ve come all the way to this stage with some impressive showings, getting past some stellar sides and are bound to be buoyed by that narrative today.
However up against Senegal, Tunisia will be aware that they are facing off against their toughest opponents till date. Perhaps the most complete side remaining in the tournament alongside Nigeria, Senegal’s fortunes have been imbedded due to their resilient backline which has refused to crumble under any pressure.
We see this being an extremely close, one that will be decided by just the one goal margin with Senegal managing to outscore Tunisia.
Goal-Keeper for SEN vs TUN Dream11
Mouez Hassen from Senegal has been chosen as our shot stopper for this prevalent encounter given the acumen he possesses in his artillery. One of the main reasons for his side’s unprecedented run this far, he’s going to face an onslaught today and we expect him to make things tough for Senegal.
Defenders for SEN vs TUN Dream11
The defensive facet is dominated by names from Senegal, that’s how much we have been impressed by their defenders. With their attackers yet to combine together and form deadly partnerships, the four man backline has stepped up the ante to give their side just the platform to build on from.
This sees us go in with Cheikhou Kouyate, Kalidou Koulibaly and Youssouf Sabaly. Expect the three to once again bring into the side an immaculate culture of defensive skills and awareness, one which will leave Tunisia frenetic on how to rummage past them.
Midfielders for SEN vs TUN Dream11
His side’s top scorer, Sadio Mane comes in from Senegal here. He’s missed two penalties but managed to score the three goals as well and if Senegal are to come good today, he has to intertwine successfully alongside the rest of his side’s attacking department.
Another player who has managed to ensure that Senegal have managed to score has been Everton’s Idrissa Gueye and he comes in for us as well. Badou Ndiaye from the side is going to wrap up our selections from Senegal over here.
Elsewhere from Tunisia we have Youssef Msakni coming in after his wondrous and instrumental display against Madagascar saw his side trounce their opponents. He’s paired with likely minded Ferjani Sassi with the two set to play a key component in Tunisia’s chances of a win today.
Strikers for SEN vs TUN Dream11
The one striker each come in from either side with Senegal seeing M’Baye Niang come in while from Tunisia its Wahbi Khazri. Niang in particular needs to start taking more onus on himself after a tournament where he’s still to live upto expectations and help streamline Senegal’s attack line.
Captain And Vice-Captain
We have opted for Niang to be our captain for this one while Mane has been made our vice-captain.
Africa Cup Of Nations 2019
Match: Senegal Vs Tunisia Semi-Final 1
Date And Time: 14th July, Sunday- 9:30pm IST
Venue: 30 June Stadium, Cairo