Having won all games so far at the tournament, Nigeria are the standout team at the Africa Cup of Nations so far but they go head to head with a stubborn Tunisia side in the last 16 on Sunday, January 23.
The Super Eagles topped their group with three wins from three against Egypt, Sudan, and Guinea-Bissau.
Tunisia, on the other hand, scraped through to the last 16 as one of the best third-placed teams.
But the head-to-head between both teams show any of them can emerge victorious on the night.
Out of 20 games, Nigeria have won six, Tunisia have won six times, and both nations have settled for a draw eight times.
Super Eagles interim coach Augustine Eguavoen has named the same starting XI in games against Egypt and Sudan for this clash against Tunisia.
Nigeria XI: Okoye; Aina, Troost-Ekong, Omeruo, Sanusi; Ndidi, Aribo; Chukwueze, Simon, Iheanacho; Awoniyi.
Tunisia XI: Said, Drager, Ifaa, Talbi, Haddadi, Ben Slimane, Skhiri, Laidouni, Msakni, Jaziri, Rafia
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95’ — Full time Nigeria crash out of AFCON 2021 in the round of 16
It is full-time, Nigeria are out of the AFCON 2021 as Tunisia qualify for the quarter-final.
91’ — BIG CHANCE! Sadig Umar fires wide from inside the box
Sadiq Umar is found inside the box but he fires his effort wide in a one-on-one situation with the goalie.
90’ — Five minutes added time
There will be five minutes of added time to be played.
88’ — Ndidi flashes an effort wide
Ndidi fires a shot but it is wide and Tunisia can breathe.
84’ — Moses Simon cannot keep his effort down from the freekick
Moses Simon fires his freekick over the bar. Five minutes for Nigeria to find the equalizer.
83’ — Freekick to Nigeria in a dangerous position
Nigeria win a freekick in a dangerous position after a foul on Sadiq Umar
76’ — Maduka Okoye forces a fine save from Anis Ben Slimane
Anis Ben Slimane fires a shot on goal but Okoye at full stretch keeps the effort out.
75’ — Chukwueze off, Sadiq on
Nigeria make another change as Sadiq Umar comes in for Samuel Chukwueze
67’ — Big chance! Moses Simon denied by the goalkeeper
Moses Simon found free inside the box but his effort is saved by the goalie.
64’ — Iwobi receives a red card after just coming on
Iwobi who just came on receives a red card for a foul on goalscorer Youssef Msakni.
63’ — Ndidi flashes an effort high
Wilfred Ndidi sees an effort sail well high as Nigeria are trying to find an equalizer.
59’ — Double change for Nigeria
Olayinka replaces Awoniyi while Iwobi comes in for Iheanacho.
53’ — Ellyes Skhiri gets a yellow card
Ellyes Skhiri booked for a foul on Iheanacho.
47’ — GOOOOALLLLL! Tunisia take the lead
Tunisia captain Youssef Msakni gives his nation the lead as his shot beats Maduka Okoye who could have done better there.
45’ — Half time
The referee signals the end of the first half. It has been a cautious and slow start from both teams.
38’ — Hamza Rafia curls an effort well wide for Tunisia
Half chance for Tunisia as Hamza Rafia curled an effort wide. A very cagey affair so far in Garoua.
35’ — Tunisia having two players mark Moses Simon
Eagles star Moses Simon has been kept quiet in this game as Tunisia are having at least two defenders mark him when he is on the ball.
30’ — Half and hour played and it remains goalless
Still nothing to separate both teams as it remains goalless.
24’ — Both teams playing with so much caution
Tunisia and Nigeria leaving it compact at the back as both teams are struggling to create clear-cut chances.
20’ — Iheanacho booked for a foul
Iheanacho becomes the first player to go into the referee book as he receives a yellow card for a foul on Youssef Msakni.
16’ — Chance for Nigeria
Chukwueze produces a fine cross into the box but the Tunisia defender read the danger and cleared the ball as Awoniyi was lurking.
13’ — Aribo's effort is deflected into the side net
Joe Aribo's effort is deflected into the side net. End to End stuff so far in this game.
10’ — Big chance for Tunisia, cleared off the line
Tunisia go really close to taking the lead but the effort is cleared off the line by Ndidi.
7’ — Freekick for Tunisia
Joe Aribo is cautioned for a tackle in the midfield and Tunisia are awarded a freekick which is headed away by Ndidi.
5’ — It is all Nigeria in the early stage
Nigeria are well on the front foot. Samuel Chukwueze miscues his kick inside the box and Tunisia clear their lines.
2’ — Nigeria get the first corner of the game
Moses Simon wins the first corner of the game but Ndidi flashes his effort wide from the setpiece. Eagles making an early statement.
1’ — Kick off
Tunisia get the game underway in Garoua. This is the 6th meeting between both teams.
Second half underway
Nigeria get the second half underway.