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FIFA World Cup 2022 – Mitchell Duke’s stunning header against Tunisia guides Australia to the first win in the tournament

The 31-year-old center-forward went on to score a spectacular goal on a header in the 23rd minute of the match

Australia locked horns with Tunisia in their second match of the campaign in the FIFA World Cup 2022. Notably, Australia was coming off a loss in their tournament opener against France. On the other hand, the Tunisian side played a draw against Denmark in the first match of their campaign in the tournament.

The Group D match between Australia and Tunisia kicked off at Al Janoub Stadium in Al-Wakrah of Qatar. A good contest football was seen between both the teams in their second appearance in the 22nd edition of the FIFA World Cup.

With said that, here we’ll have a look at the entire action of this match owned by the heroics of the senior Australian center-forward Mitchell Duke.

Center-Forward Mitchell Duke created the difference in favor of the Aussies

Both teams started well with some equal possession of the ball with them. But the Okayama center-forward Mitchell Duke turned the table in the favor of the Aussies in the 23rd minute of the match when he converted an assist into a goal with a spectacle header. Duke completely fooled the Tunisian goalkeeper with his amazing skills and helped Australia to take the match-winning lead of 1-0.

Speaking of the stats of the match, Mathew Ryan & co kept 58% possession of the ball in the entire match and they succeeded to translate into 14 shots in comparison to the nine shots that Tunisia hit.

Other than this, Aussies were also a bit more accurate in passing tactics with a figure of 76% in pass accuracy. On the other hand, Tunisia’s pass accuracy was 68% in the match.

Riding on the brilliant goal of Mitchell Duke on a header, Australia’s maintained this lead till the last whistle of the match. Eventually, they won the match by a score line of 1-0 and kept their hopes still alive in the tournament.

Now, Australia has reached the second spot following France, which is on top with four goals in favor and only one goal against them. The French side will now take on Denmark in their next match of the FIFA World Cup 2022.

 

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