Equatorial Guinea surprised Algeria and prevented it from chasing Italy in the unbeaten streak of African nations – (photos)

Douala-Cameroon: Equatorial Guinea blew up a big surprise and ignited the competition in the fifth group stage of the African Cup of Nations, currently in course in Cameroon, after beating Algeria 1-0 on Sunday in the second round of the group. Equatorial Guinea’s tally has risen to 3 points to third place in the group table, one point behind Ivory Coast (the leaders), who drew 2/2 with Sierra Leone, the second team with two points before today in the same round, while the balance of the Algerian team stopped (starting point) at a certain point in bottom of the ranking. The Algerian team appeared very disappointing, and their players seemed impressed by the poor conditions of the pitch, so much so that their chances of qualifying for the round of 16 and continuing the campaign to defend the title depended on facing them in the last round of the group. . Esteban Orozco took the league role in the match after scoring Equatorial Guinea’s only goal at 70. Equatorial Guinea, which scored its fifth win in 12 games in its history in the African Nations, ended the unbeaten run for Algeria, which maintained its record of unbeatenness in 35 consecutive games in various competitions. The Algerian team, which suffered their last defeat before that match in 2018, were only two games from the draw in the record world of defeat in consecutive games of the most avoided team in the world, which Italy champion of the Nations Cup Italy has kept up to more than Notice. Next Thursday Algeria will face Ivory Coast in the third (last) round of the group, while Equatorial Guinea will play their counterpart from Sierra Leone on the same day in the same round. (Dpa)