AFCON 2019: Algeria defeats Senegal to enter round of 16

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AlgeriaAlgeria are through to the next round of the 2019 AFCON after defeating Senegal 1-0 on Thursday evening.

Youcef Belaili’s lone goal in just three minutes after the restart gave the Algeria all three points as they progressed to the next round of the competition.

And interesting match started with all attention on the returning Sadio Mane, who was on suspension.

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The fancied Lions of Teranga got off the blocks first and came close in the opening minutes with Mane, Krepin Diatta and N’Diaye all causing havoc. .

However, the second half was the North African side’s exciting moment three minutes into the match when Belaili converted Mahrez and Feghouli efforts to give his side the edge.

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The exchanges in possession continued through the second half, with Senegal trying hard to get back into the match to no avail.

Algeria would have had another when Mahrez came close in the 72nd minute, but his show went inches wide after beating Mendy.

 

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