Owono then takes his time after taking a knock. 77 min: Edu is down, and he’s taking his time over this. The referee will not be allowing any time-wasting. 75 min: The Algerian plan now seems to: launch it at Slimani, who is a fine finisher, but he’s also up against a defence who seem equipped to deal with the rough stuff. 74 min: The Algeria body language is not good. They have been poor all night and allowed themselves to get frustrated, and then caught out. 72 min: The goal celebrations took some time there, and Algeria almost get caught again at the other end by another speedy break. Goal! Algeria 0-1 Equatorial Guinea (Esteban, 70)After Dorian Junior forces a corner, Algeria make a terrible mess of the corner and it’s poked home by Esteban at the back post. We have a shock on our hands, a big shock.
Here’s a roundup of today’s other action in the tournament. Full-time: Algeria 0-1 Equatorial GuineaWhat a shock, the story of the tournament so far! Algeria were woeful but Equatorial Guinea, scorer and heroic defender, has been the match-winner. Equatorial Guinea’s Esteban Obiang celebrates with teammates. Photograph: Thaier Al-Sudani/Reuters90+4 min: Esteban is booked for some theatrics, and there’s a chance for Algeria to get it launched into the box. That, like everything else from Algeria, is wasted. 90+3 min: Dorian has a shot that’s saved as Equatorial Guinea are pinning back Algeria, who have four men upfield but can’t get the ball.
Equatorial Guinea’s Esteban Obiang scores. Photograph: Thaier Al-Sudani/Reuters67 min: Free-kick chance for Mahrez, after a melee on the edge of the Guinean box. Edu is the draught excluder, and Mahrez sets up Belaïli for the hit. It comes off the wall and bounces behind. 65 min: As another Algeria free-kick is wasted, another change is made. Two in fact, Miranda on, Bikoro off. Dorian Jnr on, and Yannick goes off. The stadium announcer does the business once more.
64 min: Two Algeria subs, off go Feghouli and on comes Boulaya. Then on comes Slimani for the quiet Bounedjah. 62 min: Algeria seek holes in the opposition defence but can’t find much of a way through. This time, they try to be patient but lose the ball, only for Bendebka to be fouled. 60 min: Atal’s foul wins Equatorial Guinea a free-kick, but this one is blammed into the wall. 58 min: Mahrez being followed everywhere by N’Dong, and Coco brings the ball out of defence in the style of Ruud Krol or Marius Tresor. 57 min: Close! Belaïli heads the ball down and it’s only just hacked off the line by a retreating defender. 56 min: At this point, Mahrez, who has done so little in this game, must be wishing he could have been sunning himself in Cheshire rather than this. 54 min: Tahrat comes on for Benlamri, whose game, and possibly tournament is at an end.
Brahimi gets to the byline, and Esteban gets it clear. Then there’s a faller in the box, and a penalty claim. Belaïli was falling before the challenge came in. 83 min: Algeria have the ball in the net! Belaïli buries the ball but he’s offside, and he knows it. A neat finish but ultimately a waste of the time that is ticking down. 82 min: A glimpse of Mahrez, but he has to dig out the ball from the sideline, and Belaïli swings a volley at it, and then Slimani swung and missed. Oh dear. 81 min: Equatorial Guinea fans pictured in the stands, to say they are going wild is wildly understating stuff. The Algerians look desolate. 79 min: Slimani gets the header from a corner and there is a weak penalty claim made as Owono wins the ball ahead of onrushing Algerian attackers.
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