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AFCON 2017-Algeria and Maharez disappoint as Senegal tops Group B

Africa Cup of Nations Group B game between Senegal and Algeria at the Stade de Franceville on Monday January 23 has ended with the North Africans dropping out of the competition.

Meanwhile Tunisia qualified with 4-2 scoreline in Libreville against Zimbabwe. As things stand, Tunisia are joining Senegal in the quarter finals.

90+5′ – FULL TIME – Done and dusted in Franceville, it ends 2-2! Senegal advance as group winners, Algeria only finish third and are eliminated from the tournament.

53′ – GOAL! Senegal 2-2 Algeria – Moussa Sow cracks home a low shot from the edge of the box to peg back Algeria again!

52′ – GOAL! Senegal 1-2 Algeria – Riyad Mahrez springs the offside trap, tees up Islam Slimani and his sliced shot crosses the goal line despite a defender’s desperate clearance. The Fennec Foxes back in front!

43′ – GOAL! Senegal 1-1 Algeria – Papakouli Diop shoots home with a skidding volley after a poor clearance to make it 1-1! Algeria’s AFCON campaign is falling apart.

10′ – GOAL! Senegal 0-1 Algeria – Sofiane Hanni breaks free down the left, plays in a cross and Islam Slimani finishes to put the Fennec Foxes ahead!

Line-ups:

Senegal: Khadim N’Diaye, Saliou Ciss, Zargo Toure, Kara Mbodj, Mohamed Diame, Cheikh N’Doye, Ismaila Sarr, Papakouli Diop, Pape Alioune Ndiaye, Moussa Konate, Moussa Sow

Algeria: Malik Asselah, Liassine Cadamuro, Mohamed Meftah, Aissa Mandi, Faouzi Ghoulam, Sofiane Hanni, Yacine Brahimi, Adlène Guedioura , Nabil Bentaleb, Riyad Mahrez, Islam Slimani

Joshua Bondo of Botswana will be the referee for this match in Franceville.

 Group B’s other match being played at the same time sees Zimbabwe face Tunisia in Libreville. With Senegal already guaranteed of topping the group, the race is on to see which of the other three teams joins them in the quarterfinals. We’ll keep you updated with the other game’s score and the permutations for who progresses.

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