MATCH CENTRE

SUN 04 SEPTEMBER 2016, 21:30,

6
VS
0

Algeria crush Lesotho in final qualifier

by Staff Reporter

Sun September 04, 23:43

Algeria brought the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying tournament to a close with a 6-0 thrashing of minnows Lesotho in Blida on Sunday night.

In what was the last game on a busy weekend of qualifying throughout the continent, the Fennec Foxes were merciless on the Southern African visitors despite having already qualified as winners of Group J.

The North Africans raced into a 5-0 lead at half time, before taking their foot off the pedal in the second half – much to Lesotho’s relief.

Algeria’s goals came via Hilel Soudani, Riyad Mahrez (each scored a brace), Saphir Taider and Ryad Boudebouz, signalling a high-scoring start to the tenure of new coach Milovan Rajevac.

Algeria ended with a haul of 16 points (only Senegal, who claimed a 100 percent record in Group K, had a superior record) to top their pool, while Lesotho finished bottom with three points.

TEAM SQUADS (To be picked from)
ALGERIA LESOTHO
Goalkeeper
1
Goalkeeper
0
Goalkeeper
1
Goalkeeper
0
Goalkeeper
16
Goalkeeper
23
Defender
0
Defender
20
0
Defender
12
Defender
0
Defender
6
Defender
5
Defender
3
8
4
Defender
18
Defender
2
0
Defender
22
Defender
12
Defender
5
0
Midfielder
21
Defender
6
Midfielder
17
Midfielder
0
Midfielder
8
Midfielder
14
Midfielder
14
Midfielder
17
Midfielder
19
Midfielder
10
Midfielder
11
Midfielder
15
Forward/Striker
18
Midfielder
0
Forward/Striker
15
Midfielder
4
Forward/Striker
9
Midfielder
0
Forward/Striker
13
Midfielder
2
Forward/Striker
7
Midfielder
0
Forward/Striker
10
Midfielder
11
Forward/Striker
0
Forward/Striker
0
Forward/Striker
0
Forward/Striker
0
Forward/Striker
9
Forward/Striker
0
Forward/Striker
0
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