MATCH CENTRE

SAT 06 SEPTEMBER 2014, 15:00

1
VS
2

Ethiopia lose to Algeria at home

by Staff Reporter

Sat September 06, 18:33

Despite starting the game at a lively pace, home team Ethiopia did not do enough to warrant a win and went down 2-1 to Algeria in their Africa Nations Cup Group E Qualifier.

Algeria’s goals came from El Arabi Soudani and Yacine Brahimi while Said’s penalty secured a consolation goal for the home side.

The result in Addis Ababa sets Algeria up nicely for their home game against Mali on Wednesday and in the day’s other Group E game, Malawi are at home to Ethiopia.

It was all going Ethiopia’s way in the early stages of the game and Salah Eddine Said went close to give the locals the lead in the 23rd and 27th minutes.

But Algeria soaked up the pressure and bounced back well despite the difficult conditions and very poor pitch. Against the run of play, Algeria opened the scoring through Soudani whose cross was deflected by an Ethiopian defender into his own net after 35 minutes.

After that, Algeria's keeper Rais M'Bolhi made a few crucial saves to keep his team ahead before his team were able to extend their lead, finding the back of the net through Yacine Brahimi in the 84th minute following excellent work by Mahrez on the left.

Ethiopia did manage to pull a goal back in referee’s optional time when Said netted from the penalty spot.

 

 

 

 

TEAM SQUADS (To be picked from)
ETHIOPIA ALGERIA
Goalkeeper
18
Goalkeeper
0
Goalkeeper
1
Goalkeeper
0
Goalkeeper
23
0
Goalkeeper
0
Defender
4
Defender
0
Defender
6
Defender
0
Defender
5
Defender
0
Defender
10
Defender
0
12
Defender
0
Defender
2
0
Defender
17
Defender
0
22
Defender
0
Midfielder
19
Defender
0
Midfielder
15
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
8
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
20
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
9
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
3
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
14
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Forward/Striker
0
Midfielder
21
Forward/Striker
0
Midfielder
16
Forward/Striker
0
Forward/Striker
16
Forward/Striker
0
Forward/Striker
7
Forward/Striker
11
COMMENTS
Sign in with:  
Sign in to comment