Senegal and Algeria push Through to African Cup Final 2019
Through Riyad Mahrez‘s free-kick score during the injury time, Algeria clinch their win against Nigeria and qualified to the Africa Cup of Nations finals against Senegal.
Last-minute Goal To Clinch the Win
Although Algeria led with an own goal by William Troost-Ekong it was equalized shortly by a penalty won by Nigeria in regular time.
However, Riyad Mahrez goal at the very end—a true nail-biter—helped Algeria reach its first final since 1990.
In the 100th minute, Senegal won with an own goal when the free-kick by Tunisia’s goalkeeper bounced back into Tunisian goal, heading to the final with a 1-0 win.
Both teams—within a few minutes from one another—missed penalties in regulation time.
From Tunisia’s missed PK by Sassi and save by Senegal’s Alfred Gomis to Senegal’s Henri Savet’s penalty being denied by Hassen, it was an exciting match to watch!
Senegal has reached just one African Cup final in 2002, however, Senegal will pursue its first African Cup title, playing Algeria on Friday.