MATCH CENTRE

SUN 07 JULY 2019, 21:00, CAIRO

3
VS
0

Algeria make light work of Guinea to advance in Egypt

by BackPageTXT

Sun July 07, 22:57

Following the high profile exits of Morocco and Egypt over the last few days, pressure was on Algeria to fly the North African flag this weekend and they didn't disappoint with a 3-0 thumping of Guinea at 30 June Stadium in Cairo on Sunday evening.

The Desert Foxes will now be favourites to clinch the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations title following four impressive wins in succession, with a clash against either Ivory Coast or Mali to follow in Suez on Thursday.

Youcef Belaili opened the scoring in the Egyptian capital with 24 minutes on the clock. The Esperance attacker played a neat one-two with Baghdad Bounedjah before curling the ball home from a tight angle to give Algeria the lead at the break.

Guinea improved following the interval, but were always going to find it increasingly difficult without the influential Naby Keita in midfield.

Riyad Mahrez duly doubled the Desert Foxes lead in the 57th minute. The Algeria captain utilised his superb first touch to shake off his marker before firing home a low finish to give his team some breathing space.

Adam Ounas put the icing on the cake, finishing off a swift counter-attack for his third goal of the tournament as Algeria advance into the quarterfinals in Egypt.

Algeria (1) 3 (Belaili 24' Mahrez 57' Ounas 82')

Guinea (0) 0

Algeria: Mbolhi; Mandi, Benlamri, Mahrez, Belaili (Ounas 76'), Bounedjah (Delort 84'), Feghouli, Guedioura (Boudaoui 82'), Atal, Bensebaini, Bennacer.

Guinea: Kone; M. Yattara (Kamano 79'), Issiaga Sylla, Diawara, Seka, Falette, M.Camara, Kante (Koita 56'), Cisse (Bangoura 68'), Traore, Dyrestam.

MATCH STATISTICS
MATCH VENUE REFEREE
LAST 16 CAIRO
ALGERIA GOALS GUINEA GOALS
8. Youcef Belaili (24')
7. Riyad Mahrez (57')
12. Adam Ounas (82')
CAUTIONS DISMISSALS CAUTIONS DISMISSALS
1 2
ALGERIA STARTING LINEUP GUINEA STARTING LINEUP
Goalkeeper
23
Goalkeeper
12
Defender
2
Defender
5
Defender
21
Defender
6
Defender
4
Defender
3
Defender
20
Defender
6'
7
Midfielder
14'
82'
17
Defender
18
Midfielder
22
Midfielder
4
Midfielder
24'
76'
8
Midfielder
68'
13
Forward/Striker
84'
9
Forward/Striker
16
Forward/Striker
57'
7
Forward/Striker
54'
56'
9
Forward/Striker
10
Forward/Striker
79'
2
SUBSTITUTIONS
Adam Ounas
Midfielder
76'
12
Fode Koita
Forward/Striker
56'
19
Hicham Boudaoui
Midfielder
82'
14
Baissama Sankoh
Defender
68'
20
Andy Delort
Forward/Striker
84'
15
Francois Kamano
Forward/Striker
79'
10
CARDS
Adlene Guedioura
Midfielder
14'
17
Martinez Kante
Forward/Striker
54'
9
Mady Camara
Defender
6'
7
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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