Algerians slapped Nigeria Super Eagles in the African Cup of Nations at the Cairo International stadium, Egypt on Sunday, malawisport.com can reveal.
Nigeria had once defeated Cite D’Ivoire 2-1 in the quarter-finals of the ongoing African Cup of Nations, to reach the semi-finals where they have lost to the Algerians.
An own goal from Nigeria the Super Eagles, Troost-Ekong, the defender who scored the last minute winner for his team in the quarter finals, gave the lead to Algeria at half time.
Deep into the second half, a handball appeal by the Super Eagles was reviewed by Video Assistant referee, after which the referee gave a penalty to Nigeria. Odion Ighlo calmly took the shot past the Algerian keeper Mbolhi.
Nigeria finally crumbled a cookie when the referee blew for a free-kick in the last minute which was converted by Mahrez who struck home the goal.
Senegal danced their way into the 2019 AFCON finals for the second time after beating Tunisia by an own goal late into the extra time.
Both side had penalty opportunities but they both failed to hit the target as a result the game was forced to proceed to extra time where Tunisia defender Dylan Bronns own goal gave Senegal the ticket to the finals.