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Algeria win Africa Cup of Nations after beating Senegal 1-0

FRANCE 24 | Baghdad Bounedjah’s early goal propelled Algeria to a first Africa Cup of Nations title in 29 years with a fiery 1-0 victory over Senegal in Friday’s final in Cairo.

Bounedjah gave Algeria a dream start in the second minute when his deflected shot looped over Senegal goalkeeper Alfred Gomis and it proved enough for the 1990 champions to lift the trophy on foreign soil for the first time.

Algeria protected its lead for much of the game, allowing Senegal to dominate possession and push forward.

But Senegal couldn’t find the final touch, with its worst miss in the second half when Sarr blasted a volley over the crossbar from in front of Algeria’s goal.

Algeria’s celebrations at the end were boisterous, with thousands of supporters making the trip across to Egypt for the final. They took up almost half of one side of the stadium and were kept in check by rows of yellow-vested security personnel who stood facing them near the field.

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3 comments

  1. Congratulations Algeria for your 2nd championship!

  2. All hell broken out against LRC. Football Ngang, economy ngang, roads ngang,
    trash removal ngang, everything don pafuka for dem 59 years in power.

    • CAF is already anoucing the Draws for Afcon 2021. You all should chill out! The dust haven’t even settled on Algeria’s victory yet. Majority of the teams are without coaches due to the evil dessert storm that blow through AFCON Egypt 2019. The Egyptian Noational Team fired their Mexican Coache, Tanzania fired their Nigerian coache, Tunisia fired their coach and Cameroon fired the bundle of mediocre coaches it bought from the flee market.

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