At Tunisia's Menzah Olympic Stadium on Tuesday (26 February), the East German World Cup side beat Tunisia, four-nil.
TV teams lined up Tunisian on left East Germany in white on the right
SV Scoreboard showing team line up
TV PAN game in progress East German playing right to left Tunisian goal-keeper gains possession throws to team mate who advances up the right wing
TV PAN Tunisia cross ball from right wing to centre field attack breaks down, East Germany gains possession and advances up field
TV PAN Ball crossed to East Germany's 11 who volleys it to the right of the goal post
TV East German attack down right wing and score from narrow angle scorer Luck
LV scoreboard 1-0
TV Play in front of Tunisian goal
TV East Germany score second goal
LV scoreboard 2-0 (Frenzel)
GV Crowd at half time
TV PAN Tunisia attack but lose possession East Germany bring ball to mid field
TV East Germany continue advance third goal with long, right footed drive to top corner of net
TV German team run up field
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Background: At Tunisia's Menzah Olympic Stadium on Tuesday (26 February), the East German World Cup side beat Tunisia, four-nil. The match was a highly successful start to East Germany's preparation for the World Cup Finals in June.
During the first half-hour of the match there was little to choose between the two sides. In spite of an early goal from East Germany's Lauck, the Tunisian side played some excellent football. But at the 37th minute, Frenzel made it two-nil and for the rest of the first half the Tunisians were forced on to the defensive. If Rtima, one of the Tunisian defenders, had not being playing one of the best games of his career, the East German score would have been even higher at the end of the first half. During the break, the Tunisian manager substituted Gobantini for Ben Mrad in an attempt to strengthen the attack. It was too late, the East Germans had found the sort of form that has made them one of the favourites to qualify for the final stages of the World Cup. In the seventieth minute, Lauck put the ball in the net for the second time, and six minutes later Dorner made it four-nil. In the remaining fourteen minutes the Tunisians mounted a last attempt to pull a goal back, but Mohieddine's shot was blocked on the line.