Student or Learner
Dear Teacher , Please explain. What does tantalizingly mean? The match is tantalizingly poised
If I "tantalise" you, I show you something that you want very much, but I don't give it to you.
In a football match, both teams want to win. But if the game is "poised", neither team is winning. Thus in your example, victory is shown to both teams and their supporters; but it is not yet given to either.
Not a professional ESL teacher.