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Phakaaathi Reporter
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15 Jan 2017
6:10 pm

Blow by blow: Algeria vs Zimbabwe

Phakaaathi Reporter

Algeria lock horns with Zimbabwe in the first match of group B at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.

Willard Katsande of Zimbabwe. ©Sydney Mahlangu/BackpagePix

– full time: Algeria 2-2 Zimbabwe

– 90′ 3 minutes of added time will be played

– 82′ Mahrez completes his brace. Algeria 2-2 Zimbabwe

– 78′ Solimani gets a shot away but its no where near the goal posts

– 77′ Malajila comes on for Mushekwi of Zimbabwe

– 71′ Murdiwa directs the ball towards his goal as he tries to clear almost conceded an own goal. The cross bar saved his blushes

– 66′ Mahrez sends a tame shot at Mukuruva

– 59′ referee stops the game for Mkuruva to receive medical treatment

– 58′ Bensebaini hits the cross bar

– 53′ Billiat turns a defender inside out before his shot is punched away by M’bolhi

– 52′ Mahrez’s cross into the box doesn’t find any of his teammate

– 49′ throw in for Zimbabwe

– 46′ Brahimi’s shot goes over the goal posts

– the second half is underway

– half time: Algeria 1-2 Zimbabwe

– 45′ 2 minutes of added time will be played

– 44′ Mushekwi needs medical treatment

– 43′ Ghoulam puts the ball over Zimbabwe’s goal posts

– 42′ Bhasera commits another foul outside the penalty box, free kick to Algeria

– 41′ free kick is kept out by Zimbabwe’s human wall

– 39′ free kick to Algeria on the edge of Zimbabwe’s penalty box

– 37′ Rusike is booked for a late challenge on Ghoulam

– 34′ Soudani needs medical treatment after a tackle from Katsande

– 33′ throw in for Zimbabwe

– 29′ Mushekwi scores from the penalty spot. Algeria 1-2 Zimbabwe

– 27′ the foul on Bhasera in the penalty box hands Zimbabwe a penalty

– 22′ the Warriors turning up the heat creating a number of scoring opportunities as Billiat’s shot is punched away by M’bolhi

– 13′  Mahachi gets away from his marker before scoring the equaliser. Algeria 1-1 Zimbabwe

– 11′ Mahrez scores, curls the ball beautifully past the keeper. Algeria 1-0 Zimbabwe

– 10′ Musona is replaced by Rusike, forced injury change for Zimbabwe

– 9′ Billiat strikes the goal posts with his second attempt at goal

– 7′ Billiat fires his shot straight at

– kickoff the game is underway

Starting XI

Algeria: M’bolhi, Mandi, Ghoulam, Belkhiter, Bensebaini, Bentaleb, Brahimi, Guediqura, mahrez, slimani, soudani

Zimbabwe: Mkuruva, Nhamoinesu, Zvirekwi, Murdiwa, Mahachi, Katsande, Billiat, Mushekwi, Musona