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Algeria win AFCON 2019

Algeria win AFCON 2019

Algeria won the Africa Cup of Nations for the second time as a freak early goal secured a 1-0 win against Senegal in the final in Cairo yesterday night.

Baghdad Bounedjah’s shot took a huge deflection off Salif Sane and looped over goalkeeper Alfred Gomis.

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Senegal, who have never won the competition, were awarded a penalty for handball in the second half but it was overturned after a VAR review.

Algeria closed out the rest of the game to win their first title since 1990.

Senegal, making only their second appearance in the final since 2002, dominated for large periods but struggled to make the most of their possession. Nigeria came third at the tournament to win the bronze medal after beating Tunisia 1-0 on Wednesday. (BBC SPORT)

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