(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Madagascar's fairy tale came to an end at the Africa Cup of Nations as the underdogs were beaten 3-0 by Tunisia in the quarterfinals on Thursday.
Ferjani Sassi claimed the opener in the 52nd minute. Tunisia captain Youssef Msakni pounced on a rebound to make it 2-0. Naim Sliti scored a third on a Tunisian breakaway deep in injury time as the Madagascans piled forward in search of something to give them hope.
Tunisia now face Senegal in the last four. Algeria and Nigeria play in the other semifinal. Both matches are on Sunday. Algeria beat Ivory Coast 4-3 on penalties after the match ended in a 1-1 draw.