Riyad Mahrez and Nabil Bentaleb were on the scoresheet as Algeria sealed their place in the African Nations Cup quarter-finals after beating Senegal 2-0 in their decisive Group C clash in Malabo.
Algeria went into the final round of group matches lying in third place behind Senegal and Ghana, but an early goal from Leicester forward Mahrez and a late second from Tottenham midfielder Bentaleb meant they secured a top-two finish.
It is the first time since 2004 that Algeria have reached the last eight...
Asamoah Gyan gave Ghana an African Nations Cup lifeline with a stoppage-time winner against Algeria in Mongomo.
Avram Grant's Black Stars knew victory was vital after an opening defeat to Senegal in Group C, but the four-time winners looked as if they were coming up short before Gyan showed his predatory instincts with virtually the last kick of the game.
Gyan, back in the starting line-up after a bout of malaria, burst on to a long diagonal ball from substitute Mubarak Wakaso and, under pressure...