MATCH CENTRE

WED 19 NOVEMBER 2014, 18:00, BAMAKO

2
VS
0

Algeria go down to Mali

by Staff Reporter

Wed November 19, 20:31

Mali have beaten Algeria 2-0 in Bamako as both teams go through to the 2015 Africa Nations Cup finals in Equatorial Guinea 2015.

A Seydou Keita penalty and a deflected goal did the business for Mali.

The result saw Mali end in second place with 9 points behind Algeria on 15. They are followed by Malawi on 7, who drew 0-0 with Ethiopia in last place.

It took just six minutes for the game's first chance on goal when Yatabare sent the ball over the bar. Soon after, Sigamary was denied by defender Essaid Belkalem.

After 23 minutes, the first opportunity arrived for Algeria but Slimani could not make it count where it matters most.

Then Mali were awarded a penalty on 27 minutes when Carl Medjani fouled Seydou Keita, who stepped up and slotted from the penalty spot.

Six minutes into the second half Mali doubled their lead when a strike by Mustapha Yatabare was deflected in by Essaid Belkalem.

On the hour mark, Algeria coach Christian Gourcuff brought Yacine Brahimi onto the pitch to try and change the game, and a minute later Sofiane Feghouli came close to netting.

In the 82nd minute there was another chance wasted by Slimani following a good combination of passes between Zeffane and Brahimi and a few minutes later Mali's Coulibaly Setif hit the cross-bar.

 

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
GROUP STAGE BAMAKO
MALI GOALS ALGERIA GOALS
Seydou Keita (29')
Mustapha Yatabare (51')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
2
MALI STARTING LINEUP ALGERIA STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
0
Goalkeeper
0
Defender
0
Defender
0
Defender
0
Defender
60'
0
Defender
0
Defender
0
Defender
0
Defender
0
Midfielder
0
Defender
12'
46'
0
Midfielder
0
Defender
44'
0
Midfielder
29'
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
81'
0
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
0
Forward/Striker
60'
0
Forward/Striker
51'
0
Forward/Striker
0
SUBSTITUTIONS
Tongo Doumbia
Midfielder
81'
0
Saphir Taider
Midfielder
46'
0
Yacine Brahimi
Midfielder
60'
0
Riyad Mahrez
Midfielder
60'
0
CARDS
Liassine Cadamuro
Defender
12'
0
Medhi Zeffane
Defender
44'
0
KEY
Goal
Penalty Missed
Yellow Card
Substitute IN
Own Goal
Penalty Shootout Goal
Yellow / Red Card
Substitute OUT
Penalty
Penalty Shootout Miss
Red Card
Injury
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