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Africa Cup of Nations 2021: Equatorial Guinea defeat Algeria in the first big surprise

Africa Cup of Nations 2021: Equatorial Guinea defeat Algeria in the first big surprise

It ended in Douala Jabooma. Equatorial Guinea defeats Algeria. This is the first surprise of this contest. This defeat stops at 35 match numbers without a defeat for Algeria, which was hoping to topple it during this can Italy and the indomitable chain of Italians.

Thunderbolt in Jabuma ! After 35 consecutive unbeaten matches under Djamel Belmadi, African champions Algeria were defeated 0-1 on Sunday (January 16th) by lowly Equatorial Guinea, 114.e in order FIFA. Above all, with only one point before facing Côte d’Ivoire on the third day in Group F of can In 2021, the Desert Foxes held the task of qualifying for the round of 16 of the tournament.

Stunned after a disallowed goal for offside (23e), Mahrez and his colleagues nearly made money on several occasions. After a corner kick from Equatorial Guinea that was blocked by the Algerian defense, Pablo Janet turned in the axis and fired a powerful shot that hit the frame (37).e). Then Iban Salvador tried to shoot at the entrance to the area. The Algerian goalkeeper is lucky with a shot that approaches the right post (40 .).e). Then Riyad Mahrez responded, but his shot missed the goal (45 .).e+1).

After returning from the locker room, Nzalang Nacional proceeded to win again. Very quickly, Luis Nlavo ignites a fuse. The only problem: Rais Mbolhi anticipates the shot and blocks it superbly (51 .).e). Then Blayi responds with a neat free kick. His low shot hits the left post of goalkeeper Ikwatuguini (57 .).e). Whoever happened in one camp as in the other, Algeria ends up being rife. In the corner, Esteban Obiang takes the ball by lying down. It’s in the Mbouli window (70e, 1-0). By one point on the clock, the Desert Foxes were judged to win over Ivory Coast (4 points), during the final day.

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