Algeria captain Riyad Mahrez struck with a fierce free-kick in injury time to send his side through to the finalRiyad Mahrez scored a stunning free-kick with virtually the last kick of the game as Algeria beat Nigeria to reach the Africa Cup of Nations final.With the match heading for extra time, Manchester City forward Mahrez…

SUN 14 Jul 2019Africa Cup of Nations – Semi-finalAlgeria1Nigeria1Troost-Ekong (40′ minutes og)78 minsHT 1-0Ighalo (72′ minutes pen)Got a TV Licence?You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.Find out moreSummaryTroost-Ekong’s own goal gives Algeria leadIghalo equalises with VAR-awarded penaltyNigeria have won Afcon three timesAlgeria’s…

Senegal have never won the Africa Cup of NationsSenegal reached the Africa Cup of Nations final for the second time as Tunisia defender Dylan Bronn’s extra-time own goal gave them victory.Both sides had penalties saved in normal time before Bronn inadvertently headed the only goal of the game.Mouez Hassen tipped Sadio Mane’s free-kick on to…

Riyad Mahrez was not born when Algeria won the Africa Cup of Nations for the only time in 1990Games:Senegal v Tunisia (17:00 BST) and Algeria v Nigeria (20:00 BST)BBC coverage:Follow live text commentary on BBC Sport website, and listen to BBC World Service commentary in AfricaThe Africa Cup of Nations has reached the semi-final stage,…

THU 11 Jul 2019Africa Cup of Nations – Quarter-finalMadagascar0Tunisia279 minsHT 0-0Sassi (52′ minutes), Msakni (60′ minutes)Got a TV Licence?You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.Find out moreSummarySassi shot deflected in off Madagascar defender for openerMsakni doubles lead with shot from inside the boxWinners…

Algeria had not conceded a goal at this tournament before this gameAlgeria reached the semi-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations by beating Ivory Coast 4-3 on penalties following a 1-1 draw after extra time.Algeria took the lead through ex-West Ham winger Sofiane Feghouli’s side-foot finish before they missed a penalty.Baghdad Bounedjah, who had been…

William Troost-Ekong’s goal put Nigeria into the semi-finalsWilliam Troost-Ekong scored a dramatic late winner to send Nigeria into the Africa Cup of Nations semi-final at the expense of South Africa.Samuel Chukwueze hit the opener as he controlled Alex Iwobi’s cross, before scoring at the second attempt.Bongani Zungu equalised with a header initially ruled out for…

MON 08 Jul 2019Africa Cup of Nations – Round of 16Ghana0Tunisia177 minsHT 0-0Khenissi (73′ minutes)Got a TV Licence?You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.Find out moreSummaryAndre Ayew finish ruled out for handball – no VAR until quarter-finalsGhana have won Afcon four times,…

Madagascar were 190th in Fifa’s world rankings five years agoAfrica Cup of Nations debutants Madagascar produced another upset to beat DR Congo 4-2 on penalties after a 2-2 draw and seal a quarter-final spot.In a thriller, Madagascar took a surprise lead through Ibrahim Amada’s superb 20-yard strike before Cedric Bakambu equalised with a header.The Indian…

Aguirre was only appointed last August on a four-year dealEgypt have sacked head coach Javier Aguirre after the hosts suffered a shock defeat by South Africa in the last-16 of the Africa Cup of Nation.The Pharaohs were the pre-tournament favourites but lost 1-0 in Cairo after Thembinkosi Lorch’s 85th minute winner.Egypt Football Association president Hany…