Desert Foxes of Algeria capped a dominant performance with an emphatic 3-0 whitewashing of Syli National of Guinea in a Round of 16 Africa Cup of Nations on Sunday.
The relatively ‘easy’ win now sets the North African side against Madagascar in one of the quarter-finals fixtures of the Nations Cup.
Algeria knew what they wanted and set out for it right from the off and just midway into the game, they had their breakthrough. You’ve Belaili was the man who set the Foxes on the victory path with his 24th-minute opening goal.
With their traditional sleek, crisp passing game, Algeria allowed the ball to do the running as they waited for their West African foes make mistakes.
Manchester City of England winger, Mahrez, doubled Algeria’s lead 12 minutes into the second period and from then, it became clear Syli Nationale was standing on the exit door of the tournament.
Winners in 1990, Algeria, put the game to bed with eight minutes remaining on the clock when Ounas fired in the third goal for North Africans.
Algeria will now meet Madagascar on Thursday in one of the quarterfinals games. Madagascar edged DR Congo 4-2 on penalty kicks after a 2-2 draw at full and extra time.