Esteban strikes as Equatorial Guinea shock reigning champions Algeria | Africa Cup of Nations

Esteban Obiang scored 20 minutes from time as Equatorial Guinea pulled off one of the nice Africa Cup of Nations finals upsets with a 1-0 win over defending champions Algeria on Sunday.

Obiang struck from a nook as the tiny nation of 1.4million ended Algeria’s run of 35 unbeaten internationals, inflicting their first defeat since October 2018. The shock Group E end result leaves Algeria backside of the standings and needing a win of their final group sport towards the Ivory Coast on Thursday to face any likelihood of advancing.

A goalkeeping howler handed Sierra Leone a dramatic late equaliser that secured a 2-2 draw with Ivory Coast of their Africa Cup of Nations Group E conflict in Douala.

Goalkeeper Badra Ali Sangaré misplaced management of the ball and spilt it for Sierra Leone’s Alhaji Kamara to grab a Ninety fifth-minute aim as they grabbed their second level of the match after holding defending champions Algeria 0-0 on Tuesday.


Sébastien Haller scored first to place Ivory Coast forward earlier than half time however the 21-year-old Musa Kamara equalised for Sierra Leone, earlier than Nicolas Pépé restored the Ivorians’ lead.

Hamza Mathlouthi and Wahbi Khazri scored objectives contained in the opening 9 minutes to arrange a snug 4-0 victory for Tunisia over Mauritania.

Wahbi Khazri scoress past Mauritania goalkeeper Diop Babacar at the end of a flowing move for Tunisia.
Wahbi Khazri scores previous the Mauritania goalkeeper Diop Babacar on the finish of a flowing transfer for Tunisia. {Photograph}: BackpagePix/Shutterstock

Khazri added one other within the second half after which laid on a fourth for Seifeddine Jaziri as Tunisia have been vastly improved, having misplaced their opener to Mali in controversial vogue when Zambian referee Janny Sikazwe erred by twice ending the sport earlier than the 90 minutes.

Tunisia, for whom Youssef Msakni missed a late penalty, have three factors from two matches and are in third within the group behind Gambia and Mali, who’ve 4 factors every after drawing 1-1. Musa Barrow netted a last-minute penalty to equalise for Gambia following after Ibrahima Koné had scored from the spot. Mauritania will end backside after two defeats.

Tunisia now meet Gambia of their remaining pool match on Thursday, whereas Mali sort out Mauritania. The highest two groups in every group advance to the second spherical, together with the 4 finest third-place finishers throughout the six swimming pools.

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