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Rayid Mahrez Late’s stunner broke millions of hearts in Nigeria

Written by Abdul-Mateen

A semi finals game played in a very intense atmosphere on Sunday night that saw the Desert foxes(Algeria) beat the super eagles(Nigeria) 2-1 in the dying minutes of the game to seal a spot in the finals on Friday 19/7/2019.

Algeria dominated the game and the stat’s really translated into the much expected results.

The foxes took the lead in the first half, five minutes to  end first half, When Mahrez cross got deflected by William Enkong into his own  net.

Second half saw the super eagles resurfaced on level grounds with the foxes after awarded a penalty for a hand ball following a lengthy VAR review and was brilliantly converted by ighalo, making him the highest scorer in the tournament soo far with four goals to his credit.

Just in the dying minutes of the game, Manchester city talisman Rayid Mahrez stepped up to the occasion when his side needed him most with an electrifying free kick strike, curled into the right top corner of the post.

Mahrez late’s stunner broke millions of hearts in Nigeria.

Algeria will play Senegal in the grand finale of the 32nd edition of Total Africa Cup Nations on Friday 19/7/2019 at Cairo international stadium.