AFCON 2019: Algeria progress after a comfortable 3-0 win over Guinea.

Algeria has qualified for the quarter-finals of the African Cup of Nations following their 3-0 victory against Guinea on Sunday evening.

 

Youcef Belaïli broke the deadlock in the first half for Algeria. Captain Riyad Mahrez and second half substitute Adam Ounas both scored to confirm progression to the next round.

 

Algeria looked the dominant force right from the off and came close to scoring just 20 minutes into the game as Baghdad Bounedjah missed a sitter after doing ever so well to chest down an Adlène Guedioura through ball.

 

Many chances then followed, Ramy Bensebaini’s spectacular effort was saved by the Guinean stopper Ibrahim Kone.

 

Algeria finally took the lead, with a goal produced in Oran, it was Boundjah who did well to return the ball to Belaïli, who ran into the box before finishing from a tight angle.

 

The Desert Warriors continued the momentum into the second half and it was Manchester City’s Mahrez who extended the lead after controlling superbly Ismael Bennacer’s cross and finishing sweetly past Kone.

 

Substitute Adam Ounas then secured the victory for Algeria as he smashed in a Youcef Atal cross on the 82nd minute.

 

Algeria will now have to wait to find out who their next opponents will be in quarter finals, which will be decided between Mali and Ivory Coast on Monday.

 

Algeria XI: M’bolhi, Atal, Mandi, Benlamri, Bensebaini, Guédioura (82’ Boudaoui), Mahrez, Feghouli, Bennacer, Belaïli (77’ Ounas), Bounedjah (84’ Delort)

 

Subs: Doukha, Tahrat, Halliche, Slimani, Oukidja, Zeffane, Abeid, Brahimi, Fares

 

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

 

Subs: Yattara, Keita, Sylla, Sidibe, Jeanvier, Fofana, Kaba, Keita, Camara

 

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