AFCON: Mahrez converts late free-kick to send Algeria to final


Mahrez sends Algeria to finalManchester City star, Riyad Mahrez has helped his Algeria National team into the final of the Africa Cup of Nations, after he converted a late free kick to make a 2-1 win over Nigeria.

William Troost-Ekong had in the half-time given the Desert Foxes a lead with a own goal before the Super Eagles equalized in the second half, when the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) handed Odion Ighalo a penalty.

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Mahrez then stepped up and spanked a free-kick past Daniel Akpeyi, to send his side into the final.

Algeria will now take on Senegal in the final on Friday, July 19 while Nigeria battles Tunisia on Wednesday, July 17 for a third-place.


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