Breaking News: Algeria Beat Nigeria to Qualify for AFCON Final

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Breaking News: Algeria Beat Nigeria to Qualify for AFCON Final

Senegal will play Algeria in Friday’s Africa Cup of Nations final after Riyad Mahrez scored a free-kick in the 95th minute.

Riyad Mahrez scored a sensational free-kick in the 95th minute as Algeria beat Nigeria 2-1 to seal their place in the Africa Cup of Nations final.

Algeria led thanks to William Troost-Ekong’s own goal but Nigeria hit back through Odion Ighalo’s penalty, awarded following a VAR check.
Extra time was looming until Algeria, who have not been to the final since winning the tournament on home soil in 1990, won a free-kick on the edge of the box.

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