Algeria Stroll Past Guinea

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Goals from Mohamed Belaili, Riyad Mahrez, and Adam Ounas gave Algeria a comfortable win; they meet Mali or Côte d’Ivoire next round.

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Algeria celebrate Mahrez goal. Credit : CAF Online

It was an excellent performance from Algeria who were very solid at the back, clever in midfield and incisive in attack.

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Algeria Dominate

The Desert Foxes dominated the early exchanges and really should have opened the scoring with twenty minutes on the clock. A long ball from Adlène Guedioura picked out Bagdad Boundjah in the box, chesting the ball down it sat up perfectly for the Al Sadd striker who smashed the ball well over the bar. 

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Credit: CAF Online

The Desert Foxes took the lead after Bounedjah made amends four minutes later, though, collecting Belaili’s pass and flicking the return into his path, allowing the Esperance forward to slot past goalkeeper Ibrahim Kone.

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Algeria vrs Guinea. Credit: CAF Online

Surprisingly Guinea had more shots and possession than their rivals, yet where unable to make their chances count.

Captain Mahrez scored the game’s second with a classy strike. Picking up the ball just outside the box, the Manchester City star had plenty of time to compose himself and send a low shot past Ibrahim Koné. 

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Manchester City star Mahrez. Credit: REUTERS

Substitute Ounas tapped in Youcef Atal’s low cross from close range to make it 3-0 on the 82nd minute. The Desert Foxes claimed their fourth clean sheet in as many matches.

Riyad Mahrez was adjudged Man Of The Match.

Algeria are yet to concede a goal in the tournament. Are they the favorites? Tell us in the comment section below.

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