Riyad Mahrez Scores Stunning 95th Minute Free-Kick To Send Algeria Into AFCON Final
Riyad Mahrez sent Algeria into the first Africa Cup of Nations final for 29 years with a stunning last-gasp free-kick against Nigeria.
The score was 1-1 heading into the dying embers when the Manchester City winger stood over a free-kick. And with the very last kick off the game, the skipper curled in a sensational set-piece before wheeling away in euphoria.
Absolute nerves of steel from Mahrez, who used his wand of a left foot to devastating effect.
More Like ThisMore Like This
Riyad Mahrez just put Algeria into the #AFCON final with this incredible 95th minute free-kick :dart:
This guy is too cold. pic.twitter.com/DhkoLA2dtb
- VERSUS (@vsrsus) July 14, 2019
ALGERIA ARE INTO THE FINAL!- DZ Football (@DZFootball_en) July 14, 2019
Riyad Mahrez's magic - creating the own goal and then scoring the last second winner - surely classes him as the greatest Algerian footballer of all time. I am so happy. I'm lost for words. We are in the AFCON final! Tahia Djazair! :flag_dz: pic.twitter.com/6J3DmL1LqY
Mahrez's dramatic free-kick broke Nigeria hearts and sets up a final clash with Senegal next Friday after Aliou Cisse's side beat Tunisia 1-0 through an extra time own goal from Dylan Bronn earlier on in the day.
Will Algeria reign supreme or is Senegal's name on the trophy?
Sound off in the comments.
Chosen for YouChosen for You
Most Read StoriesMost Read