June 28, 2019 / 4:40 PM / 25 days ago

Soccer-Tunisia hit back to draw after Mali score direct from corner

SUEZ, Egypt, June 28 (Reuters) - Tunisia captain Wahbi Khazri scored from a deflected free kick to rescue a 1-1 draw against Mali who scored direct from a corner in their Africa Cup of Nations match on Friday.

Diadie Samassekou put Mali ahead on the hour with an inswinging corner which Tunisia keeper Mouez Hassan tried to catch but, possibly caught out by a gust of wind, he allowed the ball to slip through his hands and into the net.

Khazri levelled 10 minutes later when his free kick took a wicked deflection off a player in the Malian wall and completely wrong-footed goalkeeper Djigui Diarra.

Tunisia’s second straight 1-1 draw left them with two points in Group E while Mali have four after beating Mauritania in their opening game. (Writing by Brian Homewood Editing by Toby Davis)

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