Algeria are AFCON 2019 Champions after they deservingly peeped Senegal by a goal to nil in the finals. On the night the Desert Foxes of Algeria were the better side and deserve to be champions of Africa. Algeria came, saw and conquered. They have therefore won their first AFCON title since 1990. Congrats, you deserve it. Senegal never came to the big party. Algeria won it after 29yrs wait, teams like Ghana Black Stars only flatter to decieve and will have to wait for many more decadeds to win an continental football trophy.
This epic clash took place at the Cairo International Stadium on Friday, 19 Jul 2019, 8:00 PM (British Summer Time). The winning goal came early after just two minutes into the finals courtesy Bounedjah. This is exactly what Algeria needed to help them frustrate Senegal. Newsghana24.com was emphatic that Algeria will win the trophy in an earlier post title AFCON2019 Finals Prediction: It is a win for Algeria.
Senegal while at their best i on the night could not find the net. On the night, the typical easy falling North Africa team was able to frustrate the West African team.
In the 33rd minute of the first half, Bensebaini R. picked up a yellow card while Belaili Y. also picked another card for rough tackling. These were all part of a well orchestrated game plan of the Algerians as newsghana.com predicted.
In the second half, it was all Senegal, Algeria didnt offer much despite taking an early lead in the first half. Courtesy a VAR decision in favour of Algeria, Senegal would have gotten a glorious penlty opportunity to level the game at 1 all.
Algeria got a chance to double their lead through Belaili in ther 73rd minute of the game as he curled the ball from the right flank. If it had gone in, it would have been a perfect carbon of the opening goal.
Senegal threw everything at Algerians but this never impacted the results which seemed cast in stone from the 2nd minute of the game. Gueye and Gassama of Senegal picked silly cards in the 79th and 80th minutes as a result of the frustration from the Algerians.
Senegal were frustrate, ten minutes to the end of the game, they looked and played like a team that was now losing the game at hand after they have played their heart out chasing one one that had gone hiding in the desert near by.
In the end, Senegal failed to annex the trophy the second time in the finals. At the end of 90 minutes, it was surely a win for Algeria who have now proven that, they are a good side to reckon with on the continent in terms of football.
By this feat they have won their second ever continental trophy and have the bragging rights for the next one year.