In the ground – Half time analysis
Denmark went in at half-time grateful to their keeper Kasper Schmeichel for keeping them on level terms.
Roared on by a huge army of noisy fans, Tunisia started the game as if their lives depended on it.
They were in no mood to allow Christian Eriksen time to settle back in as he returned to the big stage 18 months after his cardiac arrest at Euro 2020.
Midfield dynamo Aissa Laidouni snapped into a full length sliding tackle on the Manchester United man inside the first five minutes – but won the ball perfectly.
That set the tone for the opening for his team – and they should have had some reward to show for their huge efforts.
Issam Jebali raced clear to score only to be denied by a linesman’s flag while Laidouni blazed another effort wide from a narrow angle.
The best chance fell to Youssef Msakni who danced through the Danish defence and lifted the ball over Schmeichel – only to see the Leicester man stick out an arm to push it wide.
Tunisia failed to keep clean sheet in 14 of their 15 world cup matches – last time they did it was 1978 – but they were doing so quite comfortably here.