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.
Oct 09 19:32 PM
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.
Oct 09 19:35 PM
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.
Oct 09 19:36 PM
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.
Oct 09 19:41 PM
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.
Oct 09 19:42 PM
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.
Oct 09 19:45 PM
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.
Oct 09 19:48 PM
15’ — Possession Nigeria 40% - Algeria 60%
Possession Nigeria 40% - Algeria 60%.
Oct 09 19:49 PM
17’ — Both sides losing possession cheaply
Both sides are losing possession cheaply but Algeria still hold a one-goal advantage over the Nigerian side.
Oct 09 19:52 PM
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.
Oct 09 19:54 PM
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.
Oct 09 19:56 PM
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.
Oct 09 19:59 PM
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.
Oct 09 20:01 PM
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.
Oct 09 20:05 PM
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.
Oct 09 20:08 PM
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.
Oct 09 20:10 PM
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.
Oct 09 20:13 PM
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.
Oct 09 20:19 PM
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.
Oct 09 20:17 PM
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.
Oct 09 20:36 PM
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.
Oct 09 20:38 PM
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.
Oct 09 20:42 PM
50’ — SUBSTITUTION!
Moses Simon comes in for Kalu. The Super Eagles are playing with more confidence in the opening minutes of the second half.
Oct 09 20:45 PM
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.
Oct 09 20:47 PM
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.
Oct 09 20:49 PM
58’ — Nigeria 0-1 Algeria
The score remains unchanged as the Desert Warriors still hold the advantage over the Super Eagles.
Oct 09 20:51 PM
60’ — CHANCE!
Ebuhehi unleashes a right-foot shot from the right but the ball goes wide. Nigeria still looking for an equalizing goal.
Oct 09 20:54 PM
65’ — Chance for Algeria
Troost-Ekong makes a vital clearance from a brilliant build up play from the Desert Warriors.
Oct 09 20:58 PM
67’ — SUBSTITUTIION!
Leicester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho comes in for Paul Onuachu who had a decent game.
Oct 09 21:01 PM
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.
Oct 09 21:03 PM
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.
Oct 09 21:06 PM
76’ — Musa comes in
Musa makes his 92nd cap for Nigeria as he comes in for Chukwueze.
Oct 09 21:09 PM
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.
Oct 09 21:14 PM
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.
Oct 09 21:17 PM
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.
Oct 09 21:23 PM
90’ — CHANCE!
Iheancaho's last minute free kick goes wide.
Oct 09 21:26 PM
90’ — Final whistle
The referee ends the game as African champions Algeria are victorious over Nigeria again with a 1-0 scoreline.