Action as it happened: Afcon Qualifier – Algeria vs Zimbabwe

Follow our live coverage of the Afcon Group H Qualifier between Algeria and Zimbabwe.


Algeria 3-1 Zimbabwe

90+3′ Shumba goes down to save a low drive, spills the ball but reacts quickly to thwart a rebound.

90+1′ Kadewere easily falls down inside the box after a soft touch from the keeper. Penalty appeal is turned down.

90′ Three minutes added.

90′ Yellow card to Algeria.

84′ Darikwa with a brilliant cross in but gets no takers as the ball rolls out across the face of the goal.

79′ Goal!!! Kadewere beats an offside trap and chips the ball over the keeper to pull one back for Zim.

78′ Yellow Card to Musona.

77′ Cornerkick to Zim, punched away by the keeper.

75′ Zim Sub: Billiat off for David Moyo

70′ Zim Sub: Mahachi replaces Zemura,

67′ Goal!!! Mahrez with some brilliant work as he beats three markers before lofting the ball over the advancing Shumba to make it three for Algeria.

64′ Cornerkick to Zim, Musona sends it in but Hadebe’s header goes wide.

61′ Zim with another big chance but the ball is cleared for a cornerkick.

60’Zim showing some signs of intent as they force the Algerians in their half.

55′ Kadewere with Zim’s biggest chance so far, he breaks away and gets 1-v-1 with the keeper but his tip short is saved. Cornerkick but it’s cleared.

52′ Algeria slowly emerging after early spells of Zim dominance.

48′ Cornerkick taken short but Zim clear their lines.

48′ Hadebe with a timely block on a dangerous cross to concede to cornerkick.

48′ Musona with another brilliant cross but gets no takers as the ball rolls out in front of the goal.

47′ Freekick to Zim in Algeria half, Musona whips it into the box, cleared for throw in.

46′ Zim Sub: Goalkeeper Shumba replaces injured Chipezeze.


Algeria 2-0 Zimbabwe

45′ Bounedjah breaks away as he tries to reach a through ball, Chipezeze reacts quickly and reaches for it first but gets a nudge on his knee.

43′ Algeria comes again but Mudimu does well to intercept a through pass and thwart the danger.

42′ Goal!!! Sofiane Feghouli with a free header after meeting Mahrez’s cross.

39’Zim tries a build-up from their half but the move is stopped after Musona’s handball.

35′ Zim trying to come back into the game but are continuously losing the ball.

31′ Goal!!! Bounedjah mops home a spill from Chipezeze who had parried away Sofiane Feghouli’s low drive.

30′ Bounedjah comes again but his lame short is easily collected by Chipezeze.

29′ Mudimu with a timely interception inside to thwart Bounedjah who had broke away.

26′ Zimbabwe still in the shadows as Algeria continue to dominate the play.

24′ Algeria takes the freekick but the ball hits the wall.

22′ Mudimu concedes a freekick on the age of the box. Gets a yellow card for dangerous play.

21′ Algeria with another dangerous build-up into the box, Mudimu does well to shield away Brahimi as he shepherds the ball out for a goalkick.

17′ Kadewere with a big chance as his header goes just a little over after meeting a brilliant ball-in from Musona.

17′ Freekick to Zim in Algeria half after a handball, Musona behind it.

12′ Algeria plays the cornerckick short, a cross is whipped in, Chipezeze punches the ball away but is impeded. Referee blows for a freekick.

12′ Algeria breakaway with a dangerous move but Hadebe stands his ground and blocks the ball for a cornerkick.

7′ Algeria retaining more possession but still to create a chance.

5′ Algeria with a patient build up but the intended through pass finds nobody and Chipezeze collects.

3′ Freekick to Zim in Algeria half, ball sent into the box, Khama is at the end it, but his shot from an acute angle is blocked by the keeper. First chance of the game.

2′ Kadewere receives the ball upfront, runs into the box but he dispossessed.

1′ Algeria gets the game underway.

Algeria XI: R. Mbolhi (GK), R. Halaimia, A. Mandi, M. Tahrat, R. Bensebaini, I. Bennacer, M. Abeid, S. Feghouli, R. Mahrez (c), Y. Brahimi, B. Bounedjah.

Zim XI: E. Chipezeze (GK), T. Darikwa, A. Mudimu, T. Hadebe, D. Lunga, J. Zemura, M. Nakamba, O. Karuru, K. Musona (c), K. Billiat, T. Kadewere.


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