Equatorial Guinea defeats defending champions Algeria
Written by News Room on January 17, 2022
Equatorial Guinea defeated defending champions; Algeria 1-0 in their second group-stage match at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.
Esteban Obiang slid in at the far post to convert a flick-on and net the only goal with 20 minutes left in Douala.
Algeria have just one point from their opening two games and must beat Ivory Coast in their final Group E game to have a chance of reaching the last 16.
The North Africans had two goals disallowed and the result ended Algeria’s unbeaten run of 35 matches, two short of Italy’s world record set in 2021, as they suffered their first defeat since October 2018.