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Mahrez free kick gives Algeria stoppage-time win over Nigeria

Mahrez free kick gives Algeria stoppage-time win over Nigeria
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CAIRO (Reuters) – Algeria forward Riyad Mahrez curled in a free kick in stoppage time to give Algeria a 2-1 win over Nigeria in a tense Africa Cup of Nations semi-final played in a volatile atmosphere on Sunday.

The Algerians went ahead when William Troost Ekong turned a Mahrez cross into his own net five minutes before halftime.

Nigeria equalised out of the blue midway through the second half with a penalty awarded for handball and converted by Odion Ighalo following a lengthy VAR review.

There were ugly scenes as bottles were thrown after the equaliser. Algeria will face Senegal in Friday’s final.

(Writing by Brian Homewood; editing by Clare Fallon)

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