MATCH CENTRE

THU 27 JUNE 2019, 19:00, 30 JUNE STADIUM, CAIRO

0
VS
1

Algeria down Senegal to progress

by Staff Reporter

Thu June 27, 20:47

Algeria moved into the Last 16 of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations after beating Senegal 1-0 in a Group C match at the 30 June Air Defence Stadium on Thursday night.

It was a rather slow start to the game from both sides and chances in front of goal were at a minimum.

The first significant effort came in the 15th minute from a 22-yard set-piece, but Youcef Belaili saw his shot well-saved by the Senegalese keeper.

The closest we came to a goal in the opening half came in the 32nd minute when some enterprising play from Riyad Mahrez saw him slip Baghdad Bounedjah through on goal and he managed to beat the keeper, but saw his effort cleared off the goal line by Kalidou Koulibaly.

The half ended goalless.

Five minutes into the second half Algeria took the lead when Belaili found himself in space on the edge of the box and duly fired into the bottom left corner, 1-0.

In the 55th minute Senegal came close to equalising when Koulibaly met a free-kick into the box, but he headed inches over the target from ten-yards out.

Five minutes later the Algerians nearly doubled their lead when a quick counter-attack saw Mahrez play Baghdad Bounedjah into space just inside the box, but his fierce shot shaved the wrong side of the post.

Senegal through players forward in the final twenty minutes, but were unable to find an equaliser.

The win sees Algeria top the standings with six points from two games and guaranteed a spot in the knockout stages of the competition.

The loss for Senegal leaves them placed in second position on three points, for the time being ahead of the other Group C match between Kenya and Tanzania set for later on Thursday night at the same venue.

Senegal (0) 0
Algeria (0) 1 (Belaili 49’)

Teams

Senegal: Mendy, Wague, Kouyate, Koulibaly, Sabaly, N’diaye (Saivet 86’), Balde (Thioub 63’), Diatta (Diagne 73’), Ndiaye, Mane, Niang.

Kenya: M’Bolhi, Bensebaini (Fares 80’), Benlamri, Mandi, Attal, Guedioura, Belaili (Delort 86’), Bennacer (Abeid 92’), Feghouli, Mahrez, Bounedjah.

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
GROUP STAGE 30 JUNE STADIUM, CAIRO
SENEGAL GOALS ALGERIA GOALS
8. Youcef Belaili (49')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
2 2
SENEGAL STARTING LINEUP ALGERIA STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
16
Goalkeeper
23
Defender
16'
8
Defender
2
3
Defender
80'
21
Defender
22
Defender
20'
4
Defender
12
Defender
24'
20
Midfielder
18
Midfielder
17
Midfielder
39'
63'
11
Midfielder
90'
22
Midfielder
73'
15
Midfielder
49'
86'
8
Midfielder
86'
17
Forward/Striker
9
Forward/Striker
19
Forward/Striker
7
Forward/Striker
10
Forward/Striker
10
SUBSTITUTIONS
Mbaye Niang
Forward/Striker
63'
9
Mohamed Fares
Defender
80'
6
Sada Thioub
Midfielder
73'
20
Andy Delort
Forward/Striker
86'
15
Henri Saivet
Midfielder
86'
14
Mehdi Abeid
Midfielder
90'
19
CARDS
Cheikhou Kouyate
Defender
16'
8
Djamel Benlamri
Defender
20'
4
Keita Baldé Diao
Midfielder
39'
11
Youcef Atal
Defender
24'
20
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
GALLERY
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