Algeria wins the Africa Cup - Sport
A 1-0 win over Senegal gives Algeria the second title win after 1990. The decision for the team to Manchester City's Riyad Mahrez falls in the second minute by a curious goal.
Algeria's national football team won the Africa Cup for the second time since 1990. In the final in Cairo, the team of national coach Djamel Belmadi prevailed thanks to an early goal 1-0 (1-0) against Senegal. The Senegalese, in which Sadio Mane of Champions League winners Liverpool remained unremarkable, must, however, continue to wait for their first triumph at this tournament and are second for the second time after 2002.
Baghdad Bounedjah (2nd) scored under the eyes of longtime Bundesliga star Franck Ribery already with the first Algerian attack the decisive goal. The shot of the striker was deflected by Schalke Bundesliga professional Salif Sane - the ball flew in a high arc over Senegal goalkeeper Alfred Gomis into the net. Although Senegal pushed for the equalizer, but could not bring the Algerian defensive and goalkeeper Rais M'Bolhi in distress.
In the 61st minute referee Sidi Alioum decided after a supposed handball by Adlene Guedioura on penalty for Senegal - after a reference by the video assistant, he took the decision back but. In the final stages it became increasingly hectic, Algeria brought the tight lead but over time.
Already on Wednesday the German-French coach Gernot Rohr had won the match for third place with Nigeria. In the "small final", the team won 1-0 against Tunisia.