The Super Eagles had defeated South Africa 2-1 in the quarter-finals of the ongoing African Cup Of Nations (AFCON), to reach the semifinals where they lost to the Algerian side.
An own goal from Super Eagles, Troost-Ekong, the defender who scored the last-minute winner for his team in the quarter-finals, gave the lead to Algeria at half time.
Troost Ekong has to be paid by Dangote and Otedola for that own goal. A GOAL IS A GOAL. #ALGNGA
— Slay Papa ?? a.k.a Mr. Skye ? (@TweetAtAustin) July 14, 2019
The penalty was played by Odion Ighalo who calmly took the shot past the Algerian Keeper M’Bolhi.
And Ighalo equalizes for Nigeria!!! #ALGNGA pic.twitter.com/jZHvEpihiO
— Goalz (@Goalz8) July 14, 2019
The cookie finally crumbled for Nigeria when the referee blew for a free-kick at the last minute which was converted by Riyad Mahrez who struck home the goal.
“THE MINDBLOWING MAHREZ HAS DONE IT, ALGERIA ARE THROUGH!”
It’s heartbreak for the #SuperEagles and jubilation for #LesFennecs as Riiyad Mahrez’s 94th minute free-kick sends Algeria into the final of #AFCOn2019 pic.twitter.com/PaoRDDjCtc
— SuperSport ⚽️? (@SuperSportTV) July 14, 2019
Meanwhile, Senegal danced their way into the 2019 AFCON finals for the second time after beating Tunisia by an own goal late into extra time.
Although both sides had penalties opportunity they, however, both failed to hit the target and the game was forced to proceed to extra time where Tunisia defender Dylan Bronn’s own goal gave Senegal the ticket to the finals.
Watch the match highlights below:
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