Baghdad Bounedjah of Algeria celebrates goal during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations Finals, Final match between Senegal and Algeria at Cairo International Stadium, Cairo, Egypt on 19 July 2019 ©Samuel Shivambu/BackpagePix
Friday Jul 19, 2019. 23:01
Welcome to AfricanFootball.com for our LIVE coverage of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations clash between Senegal and Algeria on Friday, 19 July 2019.
This 2019 AFCON final comes to you from the Cairo International Stadium.
Here are the line-ups:
Senegal: Gomis; Gassama, Sane, Kouyate, Sabaly; Ndiaye, Gueye, Saivet; Sarr, Mane, Niang.
Algeria: Mbolhi; Zeffane, Mandi, Benlamri, Bensebaini; Guedioura, Bennacer, Feghouli; Mahrez, Bounedjah, Belaili.
Congratulations to Algeria, who are the 2019 AFCON champions – winning the title for the second time.
FULL-TIME: Senegal 0-1 Algeria.
90′ – The fourth official has added four minutes.
88′ – Algeria sub: Slimani IN, Bounedjah OUT.
85′ – Senegal are pushing for a late equalizing goal.
84′ – Senegal sub: Balde IN, Niang OUT.
84′ – Algeria sub: Tahrat IN, Feghouli OUT.
83′ – Algeria sub: Brahimi IN, Belaili OUT.
80′ – It remains 1-0 to Algeria as we enter the final ten minutes.
75′- Diagne, who is a striker by trade, has been introduced as Senegal push for a late equalizing goal.
75′ – Senegal sub: Diagne IN, Saviet OUT.
70′ – GREAT SAVE! Sabaly finds some space outside the Algeria box and the Senegal full-back forces Mbolhi into the great save at the near-post.
65′ – CHANCE! Niang rounds Mbolhi, but the Senegal striker places his cross over the crossbar.
62′ – After checking with VAR, the referee has now decided against awarding a penalty.
60′ – PENALTY for Senegal. The ball hits Guedioura’s hand in the box.
59′ – Senegal sub: Diatta IN, Ndiaye OUT.
55′ – Mane bursts into the Algeria box and plays a pass to Gassama, whose cross is cleared away by Algeria captain Mahrez.
50′ – Both teams have been lively as they are launching attacks in search of goals.
46′ – The second-half is underway.
HALF-TIME: Senegal 0-1 Algeria.
45′ – Two minutes added by the fourth official.
40′ – Senegal are dominating possession, but they are struggling to unlock the Algeria defence.
35′ – Ten minutes left before half-time and Algeria are still leading 1-0.
33′ – CAUTION: Bensebaini (Algeria).
30′ – Play is stopped after Senegal captain Kouyate went down injured after colliding with Bennacer.
25′ – Mane beats his marker, but the Senegal forward is fouled by Algeria midfielder Bennacer.
20′ – The Desert Foxes have conceded a lot of free-kicks in their own half as Lions of Teranga apply some pressure on Algeria.
15′ – Senegal captain Kouyate connects with Saivet’s free-kick, but he places his header wide of the target.
10′ – Saivet’s free-kick is blocked in the Algeria area as Senegal look to restore parity.
5′ – Senegal are looking to launch quick counter attacks through speedy attackers Mane and Sarr.
2′ – GOOOAAAALLLL! Senegal 0-1 Algeria. Boundjah scores with a deflected shot.
1′ – The match is underway.