Algeria-Cameroon, M’Bolhi allows Choupo-Moting to revive Cameroon

Corner to Algeria

We returned to a great territorial dominion over Algeria, which did not really benefit from it. Mahrez’s corner crosses Cameroon’s penalty area without finding anyone.


What a huge opportunity for Algeria! While Ngadeu completely misses his return clearing, Slimani can take the opportunity to recover the ball and take it into the area. He then serves Brestois, who hits the small net. Close to the goal.

Cameroon understood

The Cameroonians obviously do not bother to build too much this evening and use a lot of long balls … which obviously causes problems for Algeria.



At the corner, the Fennecs goalkeeper comes out of his cage to try to catch the ball … and releases it when he is hit by Mandi. The game continues, Choupo-Moting puts the ball in the back. Cameroon come back to score, 1-1!

Choupo-Moting as you turn around

In the area, on the other hand, Choupo-Moting tries on a long touch to hit the target twice … He gets a counter. It will still be a corner.

Mandi pushes for a corner kick

Good, first half chance in favor of the indomitable lions with a ball that arrives in the area and that quickly scares the Algerian defense. Mandi is forced to take a corner.

Free kick for Algeria …

Belaïli shoots him straight into the wall, but Bennacer then gets a corner. On this one, the ball comes back to Atal, who lights up from afar … and puts Onana in trouble! So far there is no picture: the ticket is fixed on Algeria’s side.


On a very poor recovery from the Cameroonians, the Algerians regain the ball on the center line and go fast to attack. At the surface, Mahrez tries to wrap himself around his left foot… and does not find the frame.

Lack of tackle from Castelletto

The Nantes defender intervenes with a delay on Slimani, who had taken up to ask for the ball in his feet. It will be a well-placed free kick for Fennecs … but poorly negotiated afterwards.

The public in his fight too

The few periods of ball possession in favor of Cameroon are whistled off abundantly, and those from Algeria are marked by “ole” for each pass.

Oooh center of Benayada!

Slimani can not put his head on this strong post in front of goal, and which crosses the entire penalty area. But the Algerians had still taken the best and seem to have come well into their game.

First corner kick for Algeria

Slimani could not resume properly at the far post and shot past the goal, but the Fennecs apparently wanted to quickly seek shelter without giving the Cameroonians time.

Let’s go !

Kick-off is given in two stages by the Algerians for this important and decisive match. The next 90s promise a great show!

The mood rises again

It started again after the anthems at Blida Stadium, with smoke bombs lit as Song and Belmadi greet each other.

Players’ entrance!

Huge atmosphere and great pressure on both sides for this crucial match. With only one goal difference in the first match, nothing is decided, anything is possible. And there is only one of the two for the World Cup in 6 months.

Aboubakar too diminished for tonight?

Replaced at the break in the first showdown, the Cameroonian striker will be on the bench at kick-off tonight … fault for a heel problem? After Friday’s fight, Rigobert Song said he would be “available” to help the indomitable lions, but the soft lane could give him trouble.

First extension of the evening

Meanwhile, other qualifiers are being played, including an epic and extremely close duel between Senegal and Egypt, which will go into extra time … while Ghana managed to surprise Nigeria, thanks to Thomas Partey.

And we are also playing in Europe to validate a ticket to Qatar 2022.

Choupo-Moting starts for Cameroon

On the contrary, it is without Aboubakar that the indomitable lions will try to turn the situation around.

The Eleven of Cameroon : Onana – Fai, Castelletto, Ngadeu, Oyongo – Hongla, Oum Gouet, Ondoua, Toko Ekambi – Choupo-Moting, Tawamba.

Read Fennecs with Mahrez and Slimani

Only one change made by Djamel Belmadi with Youcef Atal starting as the left stamp of Algeria tonight.

The Eleven of Algeria : M’Bolhi – Benayada, Bedrane, Mandi – Benlamri, Zerrouki, Bennacer, Atal – Mahrez, Slimani, Belaïli

The conditions are ideal

to a legendary football match, with atmosphere but also rain tonight in Blida.

Who will represent Africa at the World Cup?

The African zone qualifiers will deliver their verdict this Tuesday night with the 5 return play-offs, including the particularly indecisive poster between Algeria and Cameroon from kl. in front of their home crowd … and in a stadium where they are undefeated so far.

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