Nigeria vs Algeria ended 1-0 in favor of the African champions as the only goal of the match was scored in the first half by Salim.
The last time both sides met was in the AFCON 2019 semi finals where the North African won by 2-1 but on head-to-head they have both won nine matches apiece.
90’ — CHANCE!
Iheancaho's last minute free kick goes wide.
90’ — Final whistle
The referee ends the game as African champions Algeria are victorious over Nigeria again with a 1-0 scoreline.
85’ — International debut for Tijani
Iwobi comes off for 18-year-old debutant Samson Tijani. The teenager tries his luck on goal but goes off target.
82’ — Corner kick: Nigeria 3-7 Algeria
Algeria have shown more attacking threat in the match. Brahimi twists and turns in the box and forces a fine save from Okoye. Iwobi comes off for debutant Samson Tijani.
79’ — Algerian defence
A good counter attacking move from Simon as he finds Sanusi on the left who delivers his cross straight into the hands of the goalkeeper. They still can't get a pass through to the center-striker.
76’ — Musa comes in
Musa makes his 92nd cap for Nigeria as he comes in for Chukwueze.
72’ — SUBSTITUTION!
End of the match for Mahrez as he goes off for Yacin Brahimi. Anytime the Nigerian side attack, the Algerian defense are better organized in handling the pressure. The Super Eagles need something special to score in the match.
69’ — Algeria play three corners in a matter of minutes
Nigeria have conceded three corners from the same spot as Algeria mount more pressure on the defence. Mahrez takes a free kick but goes off target.
67’ — SUBSTITUTIION!
Leicester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho comes in for Paul Onuachu who had a decent game.
65’ — Chance for Algeria
Troost-Ekong makes a vital clearance from a brilliant build up play from the Desert Warriors.
60’ — CHANCE!
Ebuhehi unleashes a right-foot shot from the right but the ball goes wide. Nigeria still looking for an equalizing goal.
58’ — Nigeria 0-1 Algeria
The score remains unchanged as the Desert Warriors still hold the advantage over the Super Eagles.
56’ — A free kick in a dangerous position for Algeria
Agu concedes a careless free kick in a front of the 18-yard box. Onuachu blocks the resulting set-piece as the Nigerian defence breathe a sigh of relief.
52’ — Nigeria and the final pass
The Super Eagles are unable to deliver the decisive pass that could lead to a goal as Iwobi and Simon fail to locate Onuachu in the box. There is still much time to play.
50’ — SUBSTITUTION!
Moses Simon comes in for Kalu. The Super Eagles are playing with more confidence in the opening minutes of the second half.
47’ — End to end stuff
Onuachu connects a header to Kalu but the winger could not get to the ball as he goes down in discomfort. At the other end, Benrahma tests Okoye in goal with a cheeky effort but did not trouble the keeper.
46’ — Kick off and substitution
Mike Agu comes in for Onyeka. Algeria gets the second half underway as the Desert Warriors look to defend their one-goal lead.
45’ — YELLOW CARD
Said stamps his boots on Chukwueze as the Algerian midfielder is shown a yellow card by the referee. Kalu takes the resulting set piece but a defensive clearance from the Desert Warriors.
45’ — Half time
The referee blows his whistle to end the first half of the match as Algeria take a one-goal advantage into the break.
40’ — Still Nigeria 0-1 Algeria
Lovely enterprising play from Iwobi, Ebuehi, Chukuweze and Kalu as Sansui shoots straight into the hands of the goalkeeper.
38’ — A chance for Nigeria
Onuachua could not connect from a cross from Kalu on the right as Nigeria win a corner. The lanky striker also heads off target from the resulting corner.
36’ — Sansui concedes a free kick in a Riyad Mahrez's position
Sansui concedes a free kick in a Riyad Mahrez's position as the Man City forces a fine save from Okoye. It's the second save of the match for the Dutch-based goalkeeper.
34’ — Chukwueze leans over a free kick
Chukwueze takes free kick but could not find Balogun in the box as the ball goes into touch for a goal kick.
30’ — Nigeria 0-1 Algeria
Righty on the half-hour mark, the scores remain Nigeria 0-1 Algeria. The Super Eagles are yet to settle into the game. Lovely piece of skill from Iwobi who finds Kalu but the Bordeaux winger's effort goes way off target.
26’ — YELLOW CARD
Ekong becomes the first player to go into the book as he is shown a yellow card for a clumsy challenge on an Algerian star.
24’ — Ekong gives away a cheap corner
Ekong gives away a cheap corner as the Algerian side play their fourth set-piece of the match. Balogun heads clear as the ball is returned into the 18-yard for Okoye to collect.
22’ — CHANCE! for Iwobi
Alex Iwobi was given time and space to shoot as the Everton attacker's shot goes agonizingly wide with the Algerian keeper completely beaten.
19’ — Okoye makes the save
Rakma drills in a low shot as Okoye goes and makes a comfortable save. Nigeria are yet to test the Algerian goalkeeper tonight.
17’ — Both sides losing possession cheaply
Both sides are losing possession cheaply but Algeria still hold a one-goal advantage over the Nigerian side.
15’ — Possession Nigeria 40% - Algeria 60%
Possession Nigeria 40% - Algeria 60%.
13’ — Super Eagles getting better
Chukwueze bursts open from the right and cut back to Sanusi but his shot hits an Algerian defender. Better from Nigeria.
10’ — Nigeria win a free kick in a promising position
Nigeria win a free kick in a promising position but the set-piece goes straight into the hands of the goalkeeper.
07’ — Algeria firmly in control
The Algerian side are firmly in control of the match as they maintain their dominance in possession. The Super have not been able to string three to four passes together.
05’ — GOOOOOAAAAAAAL!
Algeria take the early lead from a scrambled effort on a corner kick. Rami pounced on a not properly cleared corner by the Nigerian defence as he makes the score 1-0.
03’ — Algerian side win a corner kick
The first corner kick of the match goes to Algeria after the Nigerian defenders got in the way of the goalkeeper. Mahrez takes the corner but cleared by the Nigerian defence.
01’ — Kick off
Nigeria are playing from left to right as Alex Iwobi takes the kick off but the Algerian side already in control of possession.