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Tunisia has booked a place in the quarter-finals with a penalty shoot-out win over Ghana on Monday. Goalkeeper Farouk Ben Mustapha was the hero, coming on for the shootout and saving Caleb Ekuban's penalty.

Ghana had a first-half goal controversially disallowed. Thomas Partey fed Jordan Ayew, who crossed for his brother Andre to score a back heel. The match went on goalless, until Tunisia’s breakthrough finally came when Khazri back heeled the ball into the path of Kechrida, whose cross was swept home via the post by Khenissi.

Unfortunately for them, defender Bedoui came on for Khenissi in the last minute to help them see the game out - but headed Wakaso's free-kick into his own net with his first involvement. Both sides had chances in extra time, but failed to take them, so the game went to penalties.

This match made history as this was the first time since 2008 Ghana have failed to make it to at least the semi-finals and also the first time in Cup of Nations history Tunisia have managed to beat them. Tunisia now face Madagascar, ranked 108th in the world, on Thursday, despite not having won a game in 90 minutes.

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