Nigeria vs Algeria: Mahrez’s Dying Minute Goal Denies Super Eagles AFCON Final Berth

Nigeria vs Algeria: Mahrez’s Dying Minute Goal Denies Super Eagles AFCON Final Berth

Riyad Mahrez ‘s dying minute goal denied the Super Eagles of Nigeria a final place at the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON ) 2019 in Egypt as the Desert Foxes of Algeria triumphed 2-1 in Cairo.

Naijaparry reports that Super Eagles, playing in their 14th semi-final – more than any other team in the competition – went behind in the 40th minute when Wednesday’s hero, William Troost-Ekong put the ball past his own net off Manchester City’s Mahrez’s low cross.

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Then, in the 73rd minute, golden boot chaser, Odion Ighalo levelled from the spot after VAR awarded a penalty to Nigeria following a handball on Aissa Mandi.

But the three-time AFCON winners will be dealt a severe blow in additional time as Mahrez struck the winner via a freekick on the 95th minute.

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