W/Cup Qualifier: Eagles Defeat Algeria To Remain Top

By Adebayo Williams

The Super Eagles’ fine form continued in the World Cup qualifying series as they emerged 3-1 winners over Algeria. The Eagles took the lead in the first half through Chelsea’s Victor Moses. Moses had received a one-two pass before dribbling through the Algerian defence to strike the shot past goalkeeper Raïs M’Bolhi.

Gernot Rohr’s men further extended the lead in the 42nd minute after Mikel Obi converted Oghenekaro Etebo’s assist to put the result past the Algerians at half time.

The second half was a much balanced affair with the hosts forced into a substitution in the 62nd minute after Kenneth Omeruo clashed his head with an Algerian defender. Shortly after the switch, Algeria pulled one back through Schalke 04 midfielder Nabil Bentaleb with Riyad Mahrez claiming the assist.

The Algerians tried to get back in the game but were victims of untidy plays and shoddy finishing. Moses, again, scored in the 92nd minute to put all doubts to rest.

The Eagles remain on top of the group with six points, Algeria are joint bottom with Zambia with both on one point while Cameroon are second on two points after their 1-1 draw with Zambia.

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