Senegal’s first kwartfinalist Africa Cup, Algeria lost to Tunisia

Senegal’s first kwartfinalist Africa Cup, Algeria lost to Tunisia

Senegal is the first kwartfinalist of the Africa Cup after the victory on Thursday in Zimbabwe (2-0) in group B. Titelfavoriet Algeria, in the same poule disappointed by with 1-2 lose of Tunisia.

Senegal had four minutes for the victory to secure. In the tenth minute gave Liverpool player Sadio Mané with a intikker for the opening goal, three minutes later, lap Henri Saivet touch from a free kick.

In Algeria passed Aissa Mandi his own goalkeeper, and then Naïm Sliti on behalf of Tunisia, the match decided in a penalty. The Algerian aansluitingstreffer of Sofiane Hanni occurred only in injury time.

By the victory Senegal six points from the first two duels, without a tegendoelpunt to collect. This is certainly from the quarter-finals. The first race was Senegal with 2-0 Tunisia.

Algeria should fear for elimination. After the 1-1 against Zimbabwe in the first match of group B, and the defeat of Thursday has the team just as the Zimbabweans one point. Tunisia now occupies the second place in the group with three points.

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Senegal began Thursday well to the match in Franceville and had after 13 minutes of play twice scored. Mané tapped from close to the ball after a mistake in the build-up to Zimbabwe. Three minutes later, it was Saivet that nice touch shot from a free kick.

By the great start was the duel early on decided. Zimbabwe went on the hunt for the equalizer, but was unable to the Senegalese wall to overcome. In the open competition was also the kwartfinalist still some great opportunities to get a bigger score to put down.


Earlier on Thursday night suggested Algeria disappoint against Tunisia in Franceville. Shortly after peace came the Tunisia of coach Henryk Kasperczak ahead of the Algerian captain Mandi, which is a shot of Youssef Mnakni from an impossible angle unhappy to own goal completed a phd.

The Algerians had ten people to go when Faouzi Ghoulam attacker Wahbi Khazri vloerde in the zestienmetergebied. Ghoulam was spared a yellow card, but he had to watch how Sliti the penalty coldly used: 0-2.

The team of the Belgian national coach Georges Leekens was not able to have serious resistance to be able to offer. The aansluitingstreffer of Hanni in the 91st minute came too late to have a point out of the fire drag.

Monday will decide who is in group B with Senegal to the quarter finals. At 20.00 hours playing Senegal against Algeria and Zimbabwe, against Tunisia.

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