Tunisians triumph over neighbours

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IOL pic jan23 soccer afcon tunisia algeria Reuters Tunisia's Youssef Msakni (centre) celebrates with team mates after scoring against Algeria during their African Nations Cup Group D soccer match in Rustenburg on Tuesday.

Rustenburg, South Africa - Tunisia's Youssef Msakni scored a last-minute winner with a brilliant curling shot to snatch a 1-0 victory over neighbours Algeria at the African Nations Cup on Tuesday.

The winger cut inside after a quick attack and floated a shot wide of goalkeeper Rais Mbolhi to break the deadlock in the Group D game at the Royal Bafokeng Sports Palace.

Algeria striker Islam Slimani hit the crossbar with a header just before the half-hour mark and Tunisia substitute Hamdi Harbaoui missed a breakaway chance in the 75th minute.

The two North African sides were the last of the 16 finalists to get their campaigns under way in South Africa. - Reuters

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