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Live Reporting

Emlyn Begley

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodnight

    Thanks the end of this live page now.

    Two own goals, a penalty scored, a free-kick scored and two penalties missed.

    And the end result is Algeria v Senegal in Friday's final. And Nigeria v Tunisia on Wednesday's third-place play-off.

    Read the developing match report from Algeria's win here.

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    As Riyad Mahrez took the free-kick, Nigeria's Henry Onyekuru threw himself on the ground behind the wall to stop the Algerian going low. But he was never planning on doing that anyway.

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    Algeria have been the best team in this tournament, according to most neutral observers so you can't really begrudge them. Unless you're a Nigeria fan of course.

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    Absolutely world-class from Riyad Mahrez. Genius.

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    It's Algeria v Senegal in Friday's Africa Cup of Nations final.


    Algeria 2-1 Nigeria

    It's all over. That was the last kick.

  7. GOAL - Algeria 2-1 Nigeria

    Riyad Mahrez

    THE DRAMA!!!!!!

    Riyad Mahrez has fired Algeria into the Africa Cup of Nations final with a sensational free-kick into the far corner. BRILLIANT.

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    Algeria 1-1 Nigeria

    We've ticked past the 94-minute mark now.

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    Algeria 1-1 Nigeria

    Riyad Mahrez to take surely.

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    Algeria 1-1 Nigeria

    There are 30 seconds left. If Algeria score this, they are in the final.

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    Algeria 1-1 Nigeria

    Algeria are really pushing for a winner. Riyad Mahrez breaks into the box but there's a last-ditch tackle.

    And now Algeria have a free-kick in shooting range.


    Algeria 1-1 Nigeria

    It's soooooo close to an Algerian winner as Ismael Bennacer hits an absolute thunderbolt from 20 yards which cannons off the crossbar. The keeper was beaten.

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    Algeria 1-1 Nigeria

    An Algeria player gets in behind the defence on the left-hand side but there's no support in the centre. If they were braver, they could have had a chance.


    Algeria 1-1 Nigeria

    Four minutes added on. That barely covers the VAR delay alone.

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    Algeria 1-1 Nigeria

    Sofiane Feghouli has a glorious chance to send Algeria into the Africa Cup of Nations final but fires over from the edge of the box.

    Riyad Mahrez was looking for the pass.


    Algeria 1-1 Nigeria

    Nigeria defender Chidozie Awaziem is booked for a foul. He will miss the final if Nigeria reach it. He'll miss the final even if they lose to be honest.

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    Algeria 1-1 Nigeria

    Just as I write that Nigeria have a chance but Henry Onyekuru smashes an effort over the bar.

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    Algeria 1-1 Nigeria

    Three minutes to go. Can someone fashion a game-winning chance? It feels to me if anyone is going to nick a late goal it will be Nigeria.

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    Tai Enilo: it is very presumptuous to think that Algeria vs Nigeria game will go into extra time.

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    Algeria 1-1 Nigeria

    Algeria's Youcef Belaili goes down after a sliding tackle. Their fans appeal for a free-kick/penalty more than the players do. Don't need VAR for this one, there was no contact.