A late Aimen Mahious penalty gave hosts Algeria a 1-0 win against Côte d’Ivoire in the first quarter-finals of the 2022 African Nations Championship (CHAN).
With the game looking destined to head into extra-time after a tight contest, Algeria were awarded a penalty in stoppage time.
Mahious stepped up and converted from the spot kick in the 96th minute to send Algeria into the last four.
Just 20 minutes into the game Algeria goalkeeper Alexis Guendouz was sent off.
But Côte d’Ivoire failed to capitalise on the man advantage as they too were reduced to 10 men after Kouassi Attohoula was given his matching orders on 34 minutes.
Algeria will now face the winner between the Black Galaxies of Ghana and Niger Republic in the semi-final next week Tuesday.
Later on Friday, the second semi-final between Senegal and Mauritania will take place.Copyright © 2022 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.