Mahrez: Manchester City striker dismisses Algeria 10 against Tunisia

The Desert Foxes extended their unbeaten run against the Eagles in a hot game at the Olympic Stadium in Rades

Manchester City striker Riyad Mahrez and Baghdad Bounedjah scored as Algeria claimed a 2-0 victory over Tunisia in Friday’s friendly match.

The Desert Foxes hit the ground running in the game and opened the scoring in the 19th minute thanks to an effort from Bounedjah.

Despite their lead they kept pushing for more goals and it happened in the 28th minute when Mahrez found the back of the net.

Tunisia made efforts to try to reduce the deficit but could not pass the tight defense of the Desert Foxes.

Two minutes before the end of the meeting, Algeria was reduced to 10 men after Adlene Guedioura received a direct red card.

This victory allowed Djamel Belmadi’s men to extend their invincibility, after experiencing the last defeat at the 2019 African Cup of Nations in Egypt against the Republic of Benin.

Algeria will face Djibouti in a World Cup qualifier while Tunisia face Equatorial Guinea in August.

Mahrez has now scored 22 goals and provided 33 assists in 63 appearances for the Desert Foxes since his debut against Armenia in 2014.

The winger and Bounedjah played a key role as Algeria won the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations title for the second time in its history.

Mahrez also recently inspired the Desert Foxes’ qualification for the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations, scheduled for Cameroon.

He also made a significant contribution to Manchester City by winning the Premier League title last summer.

Elsewhere, Guinea inflicted a 2-1 defeat on Niger in a friendly at the Emirhan Sports Center.

Guinea begins the strong meeting of its victory over Kosovo and continues in form against the men of Jean-Michel Cavalli.

With the loss to Niger, they are now on a five-game winless streak, having won a game against Ethiopia in November.

The match is part of their preparation for the next World Cup qualifiers scheduled for August, where Guinea will face Guinea-Bissau while Niger will face Burkina Faso.


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