Naim Sliti converted a penalty to give Tunisia a 2-1 away win over Croatia Tuesday in a warm-up match for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, which kicks off on June 21 in Egypt.
Croatia were runners-up to France in the 2018 World Cup and after defeating Wales last Saturday in a Euro 2020 qualifier, were expected to defeat the Carthage Eagles.
But it was the north Africans who made an early breakthrough with Anice Badri from African champions Esperance Tunis scoring on 16 minutes.
Bruno Petkovic levelled two minutes into the second half and Sliti netted from a 70th-minute spot-kick to lift Tunisian morale ahead of the African tournament.
Tunisia, whose lone Cup of Nations title came in 2004 when they were hosts, are in Group E with Angola, Mali and debutants Mauritania.