AFCON 2019 final (Live Updates): Algeria battle Senegal for top prize

Riyad Mahrez leads Algeria to Quarter-final
Riyad Mahrez leads Algeria to Quarter-final

The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament comes to an end tonight. Senegal and Algeria battle for the coveted continental trophy in Cairo.

The two teams faced each other in the group stage and it was the Desert Foxes that prevailed beating the Teranga Lions 1-0.

To make it to the final, Senegal edged out Tunisia while Algeria stopped Nigeria from making the final.

While Algeria has won the AFCON title once in 1990 which is the last time they got to the final, Senegal are looking for their first continental title tonight.

Stay with PREMIUM TIMES for the live updates.

Kick off is 8.00 p.m.


Kick off in Cairo.. Senegal gets the game underway


First goal kick for Algeria


Goal!! Poor Defending by Senegal and Algeria get the lead


Baghdad Bounedjah from Algeria scores after his effort is deflected past the goalkeeper.


This is the fastest goal at Afcon 2019


Free kick for Algeria


Mane brought down and Senegal get their own free kick


Safe hands from Rais M’Bolhi as he comes out and claims the ball


Ten minutes gone.. Algeria 1-0 Senegal


Possession: Senegal: 58%, Algeria: 42%.


Reckless challenge there. M’Baye Niang commits a rough foul on Ramy Bensebaini


VAR being consulted but no hassles for Algeria


After the early goal. Senegal putting pressure on Algeria


Ismael Bennacer is penalised for pushing Sadio Mane


Straight into the Algeria goalkeeper’s hand


Play momentarily stopped


Cheikhou Kouyate is down injured and receives medical treatment on the field


Yellow card Bensebaini Algeria


Sadio Mane might be sent off


The Liverpool man escapes the off the ball incident


Mbaye comes close for Senegal


Free kick for Senegal near the Algeria box


Play has been stopped because there is a player lying on the pitch


Game back on


Senegal take a throw-in at the right side of the pitch in the opponent’s half of the field


Shot by Youssouf Sabaly is blocked


Half Time.. Algeria 1-0 Senegal

Algeria get the second half underway


Nice delivery but Senegal make the clearance


Hand ball by Mane.. Another free kick for Algeria


Cross by Senegal goes straight to the keeper hands


Penalty.. Senegal get a lifeline


Referee to check the VAR


Referee says no penalty after var review


65 minutes gone .. Senegal 0-1 Algeria


Chance for Senegal but fails to hit the target


Frank Ribery is Algeria


Wonderful save by Algeria keeper denies Senegal an equaliser


Mboli struck the ball nicely on target but the Algeria keeper was equal to the task


Sadio Mane from Senegal sees his pass blocked by an opponent.


Dangerous challenge by Mbaye Diagne on goalkeeper Rais M’Bolhi


Idrissa Gueye picks a Yellow card


Another Senegal player Gassama get a Yellow card


The Teranga Lions seem to be losing their cool


Chance… Sahr fails to get his shot down


Mohamed Youcef Belaili is replaced by Yacine Brahimi


Sofiane Feghouli also replaced by Mehdi Tahrat


The Senegal Coach also make his own change as he takes off M’Baye Niang for Keita Balde


Free kick for Senegal in a dangerous area


Poor play by Diatta


Baghdad Bounedjah replaced by Islam Slimani


Algeria scored 13 goals when they won their only Afcon title in 1990.. They scored same number in 2019 and are close to winning the title agian


Four minutes added time


Aissa Mandi (Algeria) gets a Yellow card


Senegal got to the final in 2002 but defeated by Cameroon on penalties


Free kick for Senegal in what might be their chance

Blocked!!, All over

Full Time.. Senegal 0- 1 Algeria

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