Nigeria: 1 Vs Algeria : 1: ighalo equalizes the match as he scores -


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Sunday, 14 July 2019

Nigeria: 1 Vs Algeria : 1: ighalo equalizes the match as he scores

Follow the minute by minute update of AFCON 2019 semi-final clash between Nigeria and Algeria.
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The Super Eagles of Nigeria are taking on the Desert Warriors of Algeria in a semi-final clash of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).

A place in the final of AFCON 2019 is at stake as both Nigeria and Algeria take to the Cairo International Stadium in Cairo.

It’s the 21st meeting between the two sides and faced each other in 2016 and 2019 in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.


Goal for Nigeria. Drama at the Cairo International Stadium as VAR gives the Super Eagles a penalty. An Etebo shot from outside the area strikes the hand of an Algerian player and VAR confirms it's a penalty. Ighalo steps up to convert for Nigeria's equaliser.

Super Eagles getting much of the ball now as the Algerians sit back to defend their 1-0 lead. iwobi tries from a distance but his shot is off target.

Second half starts as Super Eagles look for a comeback.

Second half starts as Super Eagles look for a comeback.

Algeria lead by an own goal from Troost-Ekong in the 42nd minute.

Goal for Algeria: Mahrez dribbles past Collins and his cross is turned in by Troost-Ekong for an own goal.

Etebo wins the ball in the middle, it gets to Iwobi who plays in Ighalo in the Algerian box but the striker's tame effort could not trouble the goalkeeper

Jamilu Collins defends will to stop Bournejah from getting in the ball in the Nigerian box. Akpeyi looks lost during a corner kick but the Super Eagles survive and counters but Ighalo could not run at goal.

Chukwueze tries his effort from a freekick just outside the area but Algerian goalkeeper saves.

Chance for Algeria. Bounejah robs Omeruo of the ball but the Algerian striker fails to finish past Akpeyi.

Game settled back on with few chances. The Super Eagles keeping tight at the back and conceding possession.

Ahmed Musa shoots straight into the hands of the Algerian goalkeeper from outside the area

The Super Eagles in all kinds of trouble now as the Algerians press. The Desert Warriors get into the Nigerian box but can't find the space to shoot. They are really on top now.

Algeria gets a chance but Mahrez could not find the target after a cross fell to him in Nigeria's penalty area.

The game going at a slow pace now as both sides take it slow.

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