Group B opener between Algeria and Zimbabwe has ended at the Stade de Franceville in Gabon
FULL-TIME! Algeria 2-2 Zimbabwe.
90′- Three minutes added.
82′ – GOAL! Algeria’s pressure pays off as Mahrez makes it 2-2 with a long range shot.
HALF-TIME! Algeria 1-2 Zimbabwe.
45′ – Two minutes added.
40′ – The Algerian Desert Foxes are pushing for the equalizing goal as they press the Warriors.
38′ – CAUTION: Rusike is booked for bringing down Algeria defender Ghoulam
35′ – Billiat continues to terrorize the Algerian defence as he beats his marker, before playing a cross into the box and it is cleared away.
30′ – The Warriors of Zimbabwe have taken a surprise lead against the much-fancied Algerians as we reach the half-hour mark.
28′ – GOAL! Mushekwi coverts from the spot-kick after Zimbabwe were awarded a penalty as Bhasera was pulled down in the box. Algeria 1-2 Zimbabwe.
27′ – Algerian Belkhaiter becomes the first player to be booked this evening.
17′ – GOAL! Mahachi restores parity for Zimbabwe with a brilliant finish following a good move. Algeria 1-1 Zimbabwe.
13′ – GOAL! Mahrez breaks the deadlock with a curling effort to make it 1-0 to Algeria.
starting Line Ups:
Zimbabwe: Mukuruva; Hardlife; Bhasera; Nhamoinesu; Muroiwa; Katsande; Phiri; Billiat; Mahachi; Musona; Mushekwi.
Algeria: M’Bolhi; Belkhither, Mandi, Bensebaini, Ghoulam; Guedioura, Bentaleb; Mahrez, Brahimi, Soudani; Slimani.