Africa Cup of Nations - Round of 16
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Africa Cup of Nations: Algeria 3-0 Guinea

Riyad Mahrez scores
Riyad Mahrez also scored in Algeria's opening group win over Kenya

Riyad Mahrez scored a superb goal as Algeria cruised past Guinea 3-0 in Cairo to book their place in the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals.

The Manchester City forward fired into the bottom corner after cleverly touching the ball past his marker, adding to Youcef Belaili's earlier goal for the Algerians.

Adam Ounas sealed a one-sided victory with the third late on.

Algeria face either Mali or Ivory Coast in the last eight on Thursday.

The Desert Foxes dominated from the first whistle but Baghdad Bounedjah wasted an early opportunity when he side-footed the ball over the bar from close range after cushioning Adlene Guedioura's pin-point cross with his chest.

They took the lead four minutes later when Bounedjah played a neat one-two with Belaili from a throw-in before the latter burst into the area and curled the ball into the far corner, although the presence of VAR may have seen it disallowed as Belaili appeared to commit a foul throw in the build-up.

Algeria captain Mahrez, who had had a relatively quiet opening 45 minutes, came to life with a moment of quality to send Guinea goalkeeper Ibrahim Kone the wrong way with a left-foot strike, before substitute Ounas tapped in Youcef Atal's low cross from close range.

In contrast, Guinea were sluggish and had to wait until the 54th minute to produce their first shot on target, a speculative strike from 30 yards by Mady Camara, as Algeria claimed their fourth clean sheet in as many matches.

Analysis

BBC Sport's Nick Cavell at the 30 June Stadium

Algeria had another comfortable day. They won as easily as the scoreline suggested.

They could have scored more - Bounedjah in the first half should have scored, and had another one ruled out for offside.

Algeria seem to have a bit of everything - a bit of speed, a bit of skill, a bit of power. They've got the replacements too - the substitutes to come on and make a difference if needed.

Guinea really did struggle. They looked tired. They put in some physical tackles, and there was a lot of effort - but not enough skill. And they really did miss having Naby Keita in their midfield to pull the strings and make things happen for them.

But Algeria are going forward with yet another comfortable win. They will be most people's favourites now to win the tournament.

Line-ups

Algeria

  • 23M'bolhi
  • 20Atal
  • 2Mandi
  • 4Benlamri
  • 21Bensebaini
  • 17GuédiouraBooked at 14minsSubstituted forBoudaouiat 82'minutes
  • 7Mahrez
  • 10Feghouli
  • 22Bennacer
  • 8BelaïliSubstituted forOunasat 77'minutes
  • 9BounedjahSubstituted forDelortat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Doukha
  • 3Tahrat
  • 5Halliche
  • 6Fares
  • 11Brahimi
  • 12Ounas
  • 13Slimani
  • 14Boudaoui
  • 15Delort
  • 16Oukidja
  • 18Zeffane
  • 19Abeid

Guinea

  • 12Koné
  • 18Dyrestam
  • 5Seka
  • 6Falette
  • 3Sylla
  • 13CisséSubstituted forBangouraat 68'minutes
  • 4Diawara
  • 16Traoré
  • 7CamaraBooked at 6mins
  • 2YattaraSubstituted forKamanoat 79'minutes
  • 9KantéBooked at 54minsSubstituted forKoitaat 56'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Yattara
  • 8Keita
  • 10Kamano
  • 11Sylla
  • 14Sidibé
  • 15Jeanvier
  • 17Fofana
  • 19Koita
  • 20Bangoura
  • 21Kaba
  • 22Keita
  • 23Camara
Referee:
Bernard Camille
Attendance:
8,205

Match Stats

Home TeamAlgeriaAway TeamGuinea
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home9
Away13
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home16
Away20

Live Text

Match ends, Algeria 3, Guinea 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Algeria 3, Guinea 0.

Foul by Bangaly-Fodé Koita (Guinea).

Djamel Benlamri (Algeria) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Mohamed Camara (Guinea) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ibrahima Traoré.

Attempt missed. François Kamano (Guinea) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Mohamed Camara (Guinea) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ibrahima Traoré.

Ibrahima Traoré (Guinea) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Hichem Boudaoui (Algeria).

Mohamed Camara (Guinea) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Andy Delort (Algeria).

Foul by Mikael Dyrestam (Guinea).

Hichem Boudaoui (Algeria) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. Lass (Guinea) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Mohamed Camara following a set piece situation.

Bangaly-Fodé Koita (Guinea) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Aissa Mandi (Algeria).

Attempt missed. Mikael Dyrestam (Guinea) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Lass.

Simon Falette (Guinea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andy Delort (Algeria).

Bangaly-Fodé Koita (Guinea) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Djamel Benlamri (Algeria).

Substitution

Substitution, Algeria. Andy Delort replaces Baghdad Bounedjah.

Goal!

Goal! Algeria 3, Guinea 0. Adam Ounas (Algeria) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Youcef Atal following a fast break.

Substitution

Substitution, Algeria. Hichem Boudaoui replaces Adlène Guédioura.

Lass (Guinea) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Youcef Atal (Algeria).

Attempt missed. Baghdad Bounedjah (Algeria) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Guinea. François Kamano replaces Mohamed Yattara.

Foul by Simon Falette (Guinea).

Baghdad Bounedjah (Algeria) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Algeria. Adam Ounas replaces Youcef Belaïli.

Foul by Amadou Diawara (Guinea).

Youcef Belaïli (Algeria) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Guinea. Conceded by Youcef Atal.

Corner, Guinea. Conceded by Youcef Atal.

Foul by Amadou Diawara (Guinea).

Youcef Belaïli (Algeria) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Amadou Diawara (Guinea).

Youcef Atal (Algeria) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Guinea. Lass replaces Ibrahima Cissé.

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
1Mali32106247
2Tunisia30302203
3Angola302112-12
4Mauritania302114-32

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ghana31204225
2Cameroon31202025
3Benin30302203
4Guinea-Bissau301204-41
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