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Riyad Mahrez and Nabil Bentaleb send Algeria into quarterfinals

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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...

By ESPN Staff
9 hours ago

Algeria set for decider

Algeria head coach Christian Gourcuff looks ahead to his side's crucial African Cup of Nations Group C showdown with Senegal.

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By ESPN Staff
3 days ago

Highlights: Ghana 1-0 Algeria

An injury-time winner from Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan has ignited his country's Africa Cup of Nations hopes as they beat Group C rivals Algeria 1-0 in Mongomo.

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Asamoah Gyan's late winner keeps hope alive for Ghana

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Asamoah Gyan's late winner saw Ghana retain their hopes of advancing from Group C.

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...

African Nations Cup: Algeria's football team has deep French roots

Tournament favourites Algeria came from behind to beat South Africa 3-1 in their African Cup of Nations opener on Monday.
Algeria head coach Christian Gourcuff insists one of the reasons why he took the role at the north African nation was to test himself at the Africa Cup of Nations.
Algeria coach Christian Gourcuff and captain Rafik Halliche preview their side's Africa Cup of Nations Group C clash with South Africa.
Algeria's national football team trained in Mongomo, Equatorial Guinea ahead of their opening group match in the 2015 African Nations Cup.
Algeria has a decidedly French flavour to its African Nations Cup team.

The Africa Cup of Nations is now well underway, and while the tournament is already gripping fans, the resulting player absences are being keenly felt in Europe's major leagues. Nowhere is this more pronounced than in France, where no less than 52 Ligue 1 players are participating in the tournament in Equatorial Guinea.

Reciprocally, the showpiece itself has a strong French flavour. Thievy Bifouma, born a generous goal kick away from Stade de France, scored Congo's late equaliser against the...