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The DRC grabs Morocco, Tunisia stands up to Nigeria, Algeria joins Mexico

ByRoborto Sykes

Oct 14, 2020

The Maghreb teams were on the ground this Tuesday evening to play their second friendly match of the FIFA meeting in October. Flap, Morocco hosted the DRC. Without their master to play Hakim Ziyech, returned to Chelsea, the Atlas Lions took the lead when Mazraoui took back a good cross from El Arabi (45th, 1-0), which exploited a float of the Congolese defense. Before that, it was the neo-international Barkok who sent the shivers down with a powerful strike taken from his skylight by Kiassumbua (6th). On returning from the locker room, the Leopards, well grouped together, bent but did not break. Vigilant in the first period ahead of Botaka, Munir remained unresponsive on a sudden and mildly countered attempt by Wissa (60th, 1-1). The Lorientais opened his counter there from his second selection, and allowed the Leopards to finish their rally better than they had started.

Private of Sassi and Khaoui, Tunisia had flown to Austria to face Nigeria, for a revenge of the small final of the CAN 2019. Better entered the game, the Super Eagles of Gernot Rohr opened the scoring thanks to a pivot shot from Kelechi Iheanacho, following a good job from Alex Iwobi (20th, 1-0). In the process, the striker saw the opportunity to double the penalty, but Ben Mustapha intervened. Guilty of the fault on Musa, the porter of the Eagles of Carthage redeemed himself well. Mondher Kebaier’s men were going pick up the score just before the break by their right side Mohamed Dräger (Photo), well served in withdrawal by Hamza Rafia, who signed his first assist in the national team. The score then had to stop there between two well-established teams.

Algeria, finally, was measured against Mexico in The Hague (Netherlands). A serious test for the Fennecs against the 11th in the FIFA rankings. Tense, Djamel Belmadi’s men tended to quickly get rid of the ball. More and more pressing at the end of the minutes, the Tri ended up taking the advantage over a pretty flick of Jesus Corona, the aptly named, served full axis after an express counter (44th, 1-0). The Fennecs reacted immediately by Bennacer whose heavy strike from 20 meters hit the mark (45th, 1-1). There was KO in the air after returning from the locker room, when Brahimi found the post after a small festival (47th). Reduced to ten by theexpulsion from Guedioura (56th), the African champions continued to produce play, with a Mahrez found after a timid start to the match. The Manchester City player gave his team the advantage of a subtle strike (67th, 2-1). Would Algeria hang a second big from Latin America on its hunting roster after Colombia last year? The bet was held until a handful of minutes from time. To suffer too much, Ramy Bensebaini’s teammates yielded to the Mexican waves and Diego Lainez (86th, 2-2). The unbeaten streak continues for Elkhedra, and not against small teams.