Riyad Mahrez’s stunning stoppage-time free-kick sealed a famous win for Algeria as they beat Nigeria 2-1 to seal a place in next week’s final of the African Cup of Nations.
A tense encounter in Cairo looked to be heading to extra time before the Manchester City winger whipped a beautiful effort around the wall to break the hearts of the Super Eagles with the last kick of the game.
— CAF (@CAF_Online) July 14, 2019
Earlier, Idion Ighalo’s penalty, awarded for a handball by Aissa Mandi following a VAR review, had cancelled out William Troost-Ekong’s own goal five minutes before the break.
Les Fennecs will now play Senegal in Friday’s final.
The result means Alex Iwobi, who had a pretty decent tournament, will finally go on holiday once the third-place play-off has taken place. Given he’ll get at least three weeks off, it means he’ll definitely miss our opening game against Newcastle on 12th August.