By Maher Mezahi
Vozinha: 5/10 – Well-positioned throughout most of the match, but lost a hazardous call for an aerial duel with Chikhaoui who rattled the post.
Carlitos: 5/10 – Active in early stages of the match, but was too inaccurate with his crossing. Withdrawn for Ryan Mendes late on.
Gege: 6/10 – Solid outing, did not put a foot wrong.
Fernando Varela: 6/10 – Good game by the veteran who was, for the most part, untroubled by his Tunisian counterpart.
Stopira 5/10: A tad too aggressive at times, giving away needless fouls.
Calu: 6/10 – Provided the brawn in midfield but untidy at times.
Babanco: 7/10 – Superb offensively and defensively. Fantastic dummy to create a goalscoring chance for Kuca.
Nuno Rocha: 6/10 – Great defensive contribution but created very little.
Heldon Ramos: 8/10 – The only Blue Shark that ever looked like he was capable of scoring. Won and scored the penalty late in the match.
Kuca: 7/10 – Provided a spark and nearly scored, but his shot was cleared off the line.
Djaniny: 6/10 – Battled well as a lone striker, but was ultimately ineffective.
Julio Tavares: 4/10 – Came on for Djaniny, but was invisible.
Ryan Mendes: 5/10 – Played with intent, but manufactured little.
Odair Fortes: N/A – Not enough time to judge.
Aymen Mathlouthi: 6/10 – Made saves he should have and could do nothing about the penalty.
Hamza Mathlouthi: 6/10 – Provides a lot of energetic running on the right flank, but his crossing was atrocious.
Syam Ben Youssef 6/10 – Fantastic match – which included a goal line clearance – until the penalty he gave away. Unlucky as Heldon dove to win the decision.
Aymen Abdennour: 5/10 – Brainless defending at times. Deserted his post too often.
Ali Maaloul: 7/10 – A lot of quarterbacking from his left-back position. A handful of spectacular passes, including an assist to Moncer.
Jamel Saihi: 7/10 – Did not misplace a pass and completed a tricky no-look through-pass to Maaloul for the equalizer.
Stephane Nater: 6/10 – Slightly less active than his partner in midfield.
Yassine Chikhaoui: 6/10 – Subdued by the lack of movement around him. Still hit the crossbar with an impressive leap.
Wahbi Khazri: 6/10 – Good all-around play, but could have done better with the chances presented to him.
Mohamed Ali Moncer: 8/10 – Was at the heart of everything Tunisia did well in attack. Capped off his performance with a composed finish.
Ahmed Akaichi: 5/10 – Tried to bully Cape Verde pairing, but did not create anything.
Youssef Msakni: 6/10 – Maybe should have been introduced earlier, but had some clever touches.
Edem Rjaibi: 4/10 – Muffed the only chance that came his way at the final whistle.