Rundown of the opening half
Ivory Coast came flying out of the blocks and if you didn’t keep up to date with the competition, you would have assumed it was the Elephants who needed a win here today.
Algeria did threaten a few times including when Benrahama hit the post but ultimately, the performance has been below and the Ivorian’s have capitalised with two wonderfully taken goals.
In my opinion, Algeria are going to have to do so much more to recover from this especially as Equatorial Guinea are leading in the other match.
But stranger things have happened in football, so the Greens cannot compelely be written off.