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Africa Cup of Nations round-up: Algeria and Senegal to meet in final | Football News

Tunisia meet Nigeria in third place play-off on Wednesday

Final Up to date: 14/07/19 11:33pm

Riyad Mahrez scored a late free-kick against Nigeria in Cairo to send Algeria to the final

Riyad Mahrez scored a late free-kick in opposition to Nigeria in Cairo to ship Algeria to the ultimate

Riyad Mahrez curled in an injury-time free-kick to ship Algeria by way of to the Africa Cup of Nations last with a 2-1 victory over Nigeria on Sunday.

The sport on the Cairo Worldwide Stadium had seemed to be heading to additional time as the 2 groups battled for the fitting to play Senegal in Friday’s showpiece, however Manchester Metropolis midfielder Mahrez gained it for Algeria late on.

Algeria went forward courtesy of a first-half personal objective by William Troost-Ekong, with the Udinese central defender turning a Mahrez cross into his personal web.

Odion Ighalo equalised with a penalty for Nigeria, with the spot-kick awarded for handball after a VAR overview.

An extra 30 minutes appeared probably however Mahrez settled the tie with what proved to be the final kick of the match, curling in a free-kick from simply outdoors the world.

It is going to be Algeria’s first look within the last since 1990, once they beat Nigeria on house soil to raise the trophy – the one time they’ve finished so.

Senegal edge previous Tunisia

Cheikhou Kouyate celebrates Senegal's win over Tunisia

Cheikhou Kouyate celebrates Senegal’s win over Tunisia

Algeria will play Senegal within the last after a weird personal objective in additional time despatched the Lions by way of with a 1-Zero win in opposition to Tunisia on the 30 June Stadium within the Egyptian capital.

A mistake by goalkeeper Mouez Hassen within the 100th minute noticed the ball bounce off the pinnacle of defender Dylan Bronn and trickle into the web.

Hassen got here racing in the direction of the penalty spot to attempt to reduce out a cross from the fitting flank however utterly missed the ball, which then hit the unlucky Bronn.

Ferjani Sassi missed a penalty for Tunisia and Henri Saivet did likewise for Senegal, however that was not the tip of the drama.

Tunisia felt aggrieved as they have been awarded one other spot-kick late on after Salif Sane headed the ball in opposition to Idrissa Gueye’s arm, just for that call to be controversially overturned following a VAR examine.

Senegal survived and are by way of to solely their second Africa Cup of Nations last, having misplaced to Cameroon in 2002.

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