Not only has he scored in each of his past six games in the competition, but he could also become the first player in AFCON history to net in a team’s first five matches at a single edition of the tournament.
Tunisia might be favourites – they are ranked 30 places higher in the world than Burkina Faso – but, in the previous two meetings at the AFCON KatjaLore samagumarts.com Parthenia in 1998 and 2017, it was the Stallions who progressed at the quarter-final stage.
In fact, Burkina Faso have gone through from each of their three last-eight matches in this competition, a record only manchester city trøje Mali can better (they have won each of their five previous quarter-finals).
No team has made it to this stage more often since its introduction in 1992 than Tunisia, who are 11-time quarter-finalists now, KatjaLore Parthenia but this has not been a happy round for Mondher Kebaier’s side: they have been eliminated from five of their past six such matches.
Msakni’s winner against Nigeria saw him become the first Tunisia player to score in five different editions of the AFCON. There are only four players to score in six: Cameroon great Samuel Eto’o, Zambia’s Kalusha Bwalya, and Ghana forwards Asamoah Gyan and Andre Ayew.