The 30-year-old scored the one objective that gave Claude Puel’s aspect most factors on the Stade Raymond-Kopa
Tunisia skipper Wahbi Khazri returned to Ligue 1 motion after two weeks on the sidelines to make the distinction in Saint-Etienne’s 1-Zero defeat of Angers on Saturday.
The previous Sunderland and Rennes ahead simply recovered from a thigh muscle pressure he suffered through the Greens’ 1-1 draw with Reims on February 20.
He was instantly thrown into the fray for the conflict at Angers on Saturday and Claude Puel’s choice turned out effectively as Saint-Etienne ended their back-to-back Ligue 1 losses in his absence (vs. Lorient and Lens).
Following a goalless first-half, Khazri broke the impasse on the Stade Raymond-Kopa together with his 52nd-minute objective which separated each groups for your complete period.
The hassle was the 30-year-old’s second objective within the French top-flight this season after 13 matches.
The Tunisia worldwide was in motion for 82 minutes alongside Gabon’s Denis Bouanga, Guinea’s Saidou Sow, Algeria’s Ryad Boudebouz and Senegal’s Pape Cisse who had been on parade for Saint-Etienne.
Angers, however, had a number of African stars on parade together with Morocco’s Sofiane Boufal, Cameroon’s Stephane Bahoken, Guinea’s Lassana Coulibaly and Ivory Coast trio of Souleyman Doumbia, Ismael Traore and Abdoulaye Bamba.
Saturday’s consequence moved Saint-Etienne to 16th within the Ligue 1 desk with 33 factors after 29 matches – eight factors adrift of the drop zone.
Khazri can be anticipated to construct on his match-winning objective when the Greens host Monaco for his or her subsequent outing on March 19.
The 30-year-old has struggled with damage disaster this season. He was first hit with a thigh muscle damage on December 20 towards Nimes which dominated him out of motion till February.
On the worldwide scene, Tunisia have already certified for the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon after gathering 10 factors from 4 video games which put them on the summit of Group J.
Nevertheless, the 30-year-old could possibly be summoned when the Carthage Eagles battle Libya and Tanzania of their ultimate qualifying fixtures later this month.