Africa Cup of Nations - Group B
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Afcon 2017: Algeria exit tournament without a win

Algeria defender Liassine Cadamuro-Bentaiba challenges Senegal goalscorer Papakouli Diop
Algeria defender Liassine Cadamuro-Bentaiba challeges Senegal goalscorer Papakouli Diop

Algeria crashed out of the Africa Cup of Nations at the group stage after failing to win a single game in Gabon.

They were held to a 2-2 draw by Group B winners Senegal in a match they had to win to have any chance of avoiding an embarrassing early exit.

Islam Slimani scored both their goals, a two-yard volley and a scuffed effort that wrong-footed Algeria's goalkeeper.

But Senegal twice equalised, Papakouly Diop and then Moussa Sow both firing in efforts from the edge of the area.

Algeria went into the tournament as one of the favourites for the trophy but leave with their reputation damaged by three underwhelming performances.

After being held to a shock draw by Zimbabwe in their opener and then beaten by neighbours Tunisia, who booked their quarter-finals with a 4-2 win over Zimbabwe on Monday, Algeria have had a tournament to forget.

Their misery was compounded at the last by the fact they were held by Senegal's second-string side, which featured 10 changes from their last game.

Senegal coach Aliou Cisse had taken the opportunity to rest his first-choice players given the Teranga Lions had already won the group ahead of their final fixture.

And Cisse will be pleased by the resilience of his reserves who fought back to hold their own against a full-strength Algeria and ensure Senegal ended the group stage unbeaten.

Algeria might have signed off with a win but Slimani missed a chance to grab his hat-trick and a modicum of consolation when he shot wide when clean though.

Senegal will play Cameroon in the quarter-finals on Saturday.

Line-ups

Senegal

  • 16K N'Diaye
  • 14Toure
  • 2KaraSubstituted forDiedhiouat 70'minutesBooked at 74mins
  • 11Ndoye
  • 19Ciss
  • 12Diamé
  • 15Diop
  • 17B NdiayeSubstituted forGueyeat 78'minutes
  • 18Sarr
  • 7Sow
  • 13KonateSubstituted forKeitaat 90+4'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Diallo
  • 3Koulibaly
  • 4M'Bengue
  • 5Gueye
  • 6Diedhiou
  • 8Kouyaté
  • 9Diouf
  • 20Keita
  • 21Gassama
  • 22Saivet
  • 23Ndiaye

Algeria

  • 16Malek
  • 22Meftah
  • 2Mandi
  • 4CadamuroBooked at 58mins
  • 3GhoulamBooked at 39mins
  • 17Guédioura
  • 10BentalebBooked at 39mins
  • 7Mahrez
  • 11BrahimiBooked at 44mins
  • 9HanniSubstituted forGhezzalat 83'minutes
  • 13SlimaniSubstituted forBoundjahat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Rahmani
  • 5Belkaroui
  • 6Mesbah
  • 8Bennacer
  • 12Benyahia
  • 14Boundjah
  • 18Ghezzal
  • 19Abeid
  • 20Belkhiter
Referee:
Joshua Bondo

Match Stats

Home TeamSenegalAway TeamAlgeria
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home13
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home15
Away26

Live Text

Match ends, Senegal 2, Algeria 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Senegal 2, Algeria 2.

Corner, Algeria. Conceded by Saliou Ciss.

Yacine Brahimi (Algeria) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Idrissa Gueye (Senegal).

Substitution

Substitution, Senegal. Keita replaces Moussa Konate.

Foul by Faouzi Ghoulam (Algeria).

Famara Diedhiou (Senegal) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Adlène Guédioura (Algeria) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Khadim N'Diaye (Senegal) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Riyad Mahrez (Algeria) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Rachid Ghezzal.

Foul by Aissa Mandi (Algeria).

Famara Diedhiou (Senegal) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Algeria. Conceded by Zargo Toure.

Attempt saved. Mohamed Diamé (Senegal) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Moussa Sow (Senegal) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Mohamed Diamé.

Substitution

Substitution, Algeria. Rachid Ghezzal replaces Sofiane Hanni.

Corner, Algeria. Conceded by Idrissa Gueye.

Offside, Algeria. Liassine Cadamuro tries a through ball, but Faouzi Ghoulam is caught offside.

Offside, Senegal. Khadim N'Diaye tries a through ball, but Famara Diedhiou is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Algeria. Baghdad Boundjah replaces Islam Slimani.

Substitution

Substitution, Senegal. Idrissa Gueye replaces Papa Alioune Ndiaye.

Foul by Faouzi Ghoulam (Algeria).

Famara Diedhiou (Senegal) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Islam Slimani (Algeria) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Sofiane Hanni.

Offside, Senegal. Papa Alioune Ndiaye tries a through ball, but Moussa Konate is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Sofiane Hanni (Algeria) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Adlène Guédioura.

Booking

Famara Diedhiou (Senegal) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Aissa Mandi (Algeria) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Famara Diedhiou (Senegal).

Riyad Mahrez (Algeria) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Saliou Ciss (Senegal).

Corner, Senegal. Conceded by Aissa Mandi.

Foul by Yacine Brahimi (Algeria).

Saliou Ciss (Senegal) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Senegal. Famara Diedhiou replaces Kara.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Khadim N'Diaye (Senegal) because of an injury.

Foul by Islam Slimani (Algeria).

goal

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Burkina Faso31204225
2Cameroon31203215
3Gabon30302203
4Guinea-Bissau301225-31

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Senegal32106247
2Tunisia32016516
3Algeria302156-12
4Zimbabwe301248-41

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1DR Congo21103214
2Morocco21013213
3Ivory Coast20202202
4Togo201113-21

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ghana22002026
2Egypt21101014
3Mali201101-11
4Uganda200202-20
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