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Senegal 0 Algeria 1: Belaili strike settles turgid encounter as winners progress

Thu 27 June 2019 | 19:05

Youcef Belaili's goal fired Algeria into the Africa Cup of Nations round of 16 after they beat Senegal 1-0.

Algeria booked their spot in the Africa Cup of Nations round of 16 with a dour 1-0 win over Senegal on Thursday.

It was a match billed as a blockbuster between two of the best sides in African football but Youcef Belaili's second-half goal was the only moment of genuine quality in Cairo.

Even with Riyad Mahrez and Sadio Mane on the pitch, the forgettable Group C encounter was littered with an incredible 53 fouls and devoid of goalmouth action.

The Desert Foxes have now won both of their matches at the tournament under boss Djamel Belmadi.

source: SportMob