AFCON 2019: Algeria make it three wins in a row

Islam Slimani and Adam Ounas’ brace help Algeria to a 3-0 win over Tanzania as they finished top of Group C at the African Cup of Nations.

After many attempts, all three goals came in the final 10 minutes of the first half.

Algeria alongside hosts Egypt and Morocco finish the group stages with the full nine points, which means that they will face a third placed team in the last 16.

 

Djamel Belmadi made nine changes to his side, after securing qualification in their previous match against Senegal, which ended 1-0.

 

Despite all the changes, the Desert Foxes started the game strong, as Hichem Boudaoui could have got the opener within the first couple of minutes, but saw his effort miss the far post.

 

Algeria continued to apply pressure until the 35th minute, Slimani opened the score line after running onto a long ball from Ounas and slotting it past the Tanzanian stopper.

After just four minutes Algeria saw themselves two goals up, this time it was the striker, Slimani who played a one-two to set up Ounas.

The Desert Foxes then went into the break with a three goal lead as a long ball from Mehdi Abeid found Ounas who did well to control and take it around the keeper before finishing it with his weak foot.

The match dropped intensity in the second half as Tanzania looked to get a goal back through substitute John Bocco who misplaced his shot as it hit the side netting.

Adi Yussuf also missed a chance in the last action of the game as his header narrowly flew over the bar.

 

Algeria XI: M’Bolhi, Zeffane, Tahrat, Halliche, Fares, Boudaoui, Bennacer (57’ Guedioura), Abeid (79’ Bounedjah), Ounas (74’ Mahrez), Slimani, Delort

Subs: Doukha, Mandi, Benlamri, Belaili, Feghouli, Brahimi, Oukidja, Attal, Bensebaini

 

Tanzania XI: Mnata, Kessy, Mwantika (52’ Mkami), Mtoni, Husseini, Msuwa, Yahya, Nyoni, Mussa (46’ Yussuf), Salum (85’ Bocco), Samata

Subs: Kalambo, Kamagi, Yondani, Domayo, Ulimwengu, Mandawa, Manula, Philipo, Yahya

 

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