Africa Cup of Nations - Group C
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Tanzania 0-3 Algeria: Adam Ounas shines as Algeria top Group C

Adam Ounas scores
Algeria midfielder Adam Ounas scored his first two goals for his country on his seventh appearance

Napoli midfielder Adam Ounas scored twice and picked up an assist on his first appearance at the Africa Cup of Nations as Algeria maintained their 100% record with victory over Tanzania.

Ounas set-up Leicester striker Islam Slimani for the opener before netting twice in a dominant first-half display.

Algeria, who finish top of Group C, were already through to the last 16 with wins in their opening two games.

They will face one of the best third-placed teams in the next round.

With qualification already secured, Algeria coach Djamel Belmadi made nine changes to the starting XI - handing a start to Slimani, who has been kept out of the team by in-form Al Sadd striker Baghdad Bounedjah.

And Slimani took his chance after half an hour, netting his 27th international goal on his 61st appearance following a wonderful reverse through ball from Ounas.

That was the breakthrough Algeria were searching for and Ounas made it 2-0 five minutes later after linking up with Slimani on the edge of the box to score his first international goal on just his seventh appearance.

Tanzania, who had defended well for the first half an hour, could do nothing to prevent a third on the stroke of half-time as Slimani's threaded pass found Ounas again and the midfielder coolly rounded the keeper before slotting into an empty net.

Algeria had more chances after the break - Mohamed Salim Fares volleying Ounas' delivery wide before hitting the outside of the right post from close-range.

Manchester City winger Riyad Mahrez replaced Ounas in the second half but did not make an impact, while substitute Bounedjah wasted a great chance to make it 4-0 when he fired wide late on. Blackpool striker Adi Yussuf also came on for Tanzania in the second half but headed over the bar with minutes to spare.

Tanzania, who were competing in their first Nations Cup since 1980, failed to progress to the knock-out stages and finished bottom of the group with three defeats.

Line-ups

Tanzania

  • 13Mnata
  • 22Khamis
  • 6MwantikaSubstituted forMaoat 52'minutes
  • 20Mtoni
  • 15Hussein
  • 12Msuva
  • 23Yahya Abbas
  • 4Nyoni
  • 17MussaSubstituted forYussufat 45'minutesBooked at 47mins
  • 3Salum AbdallaSubstituted forBoccoat 85'minutes
  • 10Samatta

Substitutes

  • 1Kalambo
  • 2Michael
  • 5Yondani
  • 7Mao
  • 8Domaya
  • 9Yussuf
  • 11Ulimwengu
  • 14Bocco
  • 16Mandawa
  • 18Manula
  • 19Philipo
  • 21Zayd Omary

Algeria

  • 23M'bolhi
  • 18Zeffane
  • 3Tahrat
  • 5HallicheBooked at 77mins
  • 6Fares
  • 14BoudaouiBooked at 74mins
  • 19AbeidSubstituted forBounedjahat 79'minutes
  • 22BennacerSubstituted forGuédiouraat 57'minutes
  • 12OunasSubstituted forMahrezat 74'minutes
  • 13Slimani
  • 15Delort

Substitutes

  • 1Doukha
  • 2Mandi
  • 4Benlamri
  • 7Mahrez
  • 8Belaïli
  • 9Bounedjah
  • 10Feghouli
  • 11Brahimi
  • 16Oukidja
  • 17Guédioura
  • 20Atal
  • 21Bensebaini
Referee:
Andofetra Rakotojaona
Attendance:
8,921

Match Stats

Home TeamTanzaniaAway TeamAlgeria
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home9
Away18
Shots on Target
Home1
Away6
Corners
Home2
Away7
Fouls
Home8
Away25

Live Text

Match ends, Tanzania 0, Algeria 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Tanzania 0, Algeria 3.

Corner, Algeria. Conceded by Hassan Khamis.

Corner, Algeria. Conceded by Mohamed Hussein.

Attempt blocked. Riyad Mahrez (Algeria) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Adlène Guédioura.

Attempt missed. Hichem Boudaoui (Algeria) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Islam Slimani.

Attempt missed. Adi Yussuf (Tanzania) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Hassan Khamis with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Adi Yussuf (Tanzania) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by John Bocco with a through ball.

Hand ball by Islam Slimani (Algeria).

Attempt missed. John Bocco (Tanzania) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Saimon Msuva with a cross.

Foul by Mohamed Fares (Algeria).

Hassan Khamis (Tanzania) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Tanzania. Mohamed Hussein tries a through ball, but John Bocco is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Tanzania. John Bocco replaces Feisal Salum.

Mehdi Tahrat (Algeria) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adi Yussuf (Tanzania).

Offside, Tanzania. Mbwana Aly Samatta tries a through ball, but Adi Yussuf is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Mudathir Yahya (Tanzania) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Saimon Msuva.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match because of an injury Metacha Mnata (Tanzania).

Attempt missed. Baghdad Bounedjah (Algeria) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Hichem Boudaoui with a through ball.

Substitution

Substitution, Algeria. Baghdad Bounedjah replaces Mehdi Abeid.

Booking

Rafik Halliche (Algeria) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Mbwana Aly Samatta (Tanzania) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Foul by Hichem Boudaoui (Algeria).

Mbwana Aly Samatta (Tanzania) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Algeria. Riyad Mahrez replaces Adam Ounas.

Booking

Hichem Boudaoui (Algeria) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Hichem Boudaoui (Algeria).

Himid Mao (Tanzania) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Mbwana Aly Samatta (Tanzania) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right following a set piece situation.

Foul by Mehdi Tahrat (Algeria).

Mbwana Aly Samatta (Tanzania) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match because of an injury Metacha Mnata (Tanzania).

Attempt missed. Islam Slimani (Algeria) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Hichem Boudaoui.

Corner, Tanzania. Conceded by Mehdi Tahrat.

Mohamed Fares (Algeria) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the left side of the box. Assisted by Andy Delort.

Hichem Boudaoui (Algeria) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Himid Mao (Tanzania).

goal

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Egypt33005059
2Uganda31113304
3DR Congo31024403
4Zimbabwe301216-51

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Madagascar32105237
2Nigeria32012206
3Guinea31114314
4Burundi300304-40

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Algeria33006069
2Senegal32015146
3Kenya310237-43
4Tanzania300328-60

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Morocco33003039
2Ivory Coast32015236
3South Africa310212-13
4Namibia300316-50

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Mali21105234
2Tunisia20202202
3Angola20201102
4Mauritania201114-31

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Cameroon21102024
2Benin20202202
3Ghana20202202
4Guinea-Bissau201102-21
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