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.
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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?
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