Rivals Étoile du Sahel and Espérance ST are leading the pack in Group A of the 2022-23 Tunisia Ligue 1 Professionnelle following the results of Wednesday. Espérance once again managed a narrow victory against CA Bizertin, defeating the Sharks 1-0 to maintain a perfect record through two matches. Mohamed Ben Hamida provided the game’s only goal in the 68th minute when EST midfielder Mohamed Ali Ben Romdhane’s shot went off the post and ricocheted to the attacking left back, who struck his shot well past the Bizertin goalkeeper.
Étoile encountered a difficult Stade Tunisien side in Sousse with the match ending in a 2-2 draw. 19-year-old winger Mohamed Dhaoui got ESS off to a dream start with a blast from the corner of the ST penalty area and another young talent for ESS restored the lead for the hosts when Oussama Abid’s curled free kick put his team up 2-1. Ivorian midfielder Lamine N’Dao equalized for Stade Tunisien to earn his side a point away from home when he charged in to head in a free kick soon after the hour mark.
Highlights from both games are below.