Congo - Algeria 0 : 0
Before the match:
Algeria the most often predicted
disappointment. Everything goes wrong in the association. And even
bad luck adds: a food poisoning has struck the coach who has just returned
to the side. But out of that position they will have some surprise potential
if they lose their scare in front of the goal.
DR Congo is a dark horse.
Watch out for playmaker Makaya Nsilulu. They finished third last NAtions
Cup eliminating Ghana and Cameroon.
Reuters announces the squads
Algeria: 1-Abdesslam Benabdellah;
2-Maamar Maouni, 3-Abdelaziz Benhamlat, 4-Rezki Amrouche; 7-Nasreddine
Kraouche, 8-Billel Dziri, 9-Farid Ghazi, 10-Abdelhafid Tasfaout, 18-Moussa
Saib; 11-Fawzi Moussouni, 15-Rafik Saifi.
DR Congo: 1-Mkueni Makaya;
3-Kabwe Kasango, 4-Kitulele Yuvuladio, 5-Esele Bakasu, 14-Michel Dinzey;
6-Ndjeka Mukando, 7-Banza Kasango, 11-Emeka Mamale, 13-Missilou Mangituka;
8-Makaya Nsilulu, 9-Felix-Michel Ngonge.
announces the following:
Referee: Monteiro Duarte
Ass. Referees: Gamal El
Hawary (LBY), Hugues Adjovi (BEN)
Reserve referee: Gamal El
Colours of teams:
RD Congo: Yellow/Blue/Yellow
-('12) DRC: Nsilulu's first
spectacular dribbling - until here Algeria had looked a little better
-('14) DRC: dangerous #9
Ngonge shot across the bar after corner
-('16) DRC: Emeka misses
'-('17) DRC: distance Ngonge
header across the bar
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-('33) Algeria: several
opportunities on fast counter attacks during the recent 5 minutes
-('38) Algeria: The Congolese
defender #3 rescues in the last minute against another fast Allgerian attack
-('injury time) Nice Congolese
attack but the final touch a little inaccurate
Halftime - 0:0
Open match with different
styles. Both with quite decent opportunities but not yet with the power
to force the goal.
-('53) DRC: The two sides
of Kasongo Banza: Energetic approch against several defenders, then a hasty,
inaccurate shot with the emphasis on power, not accuracy
-('55) DR Congo wastes a
good free-kick opportunity
-('57) Algeria: DRC goalkeeper
comes out in time against Algeria #9
-('62) DRC: The rather disappointing
Nsilulu is substituted
-('65) Algeria: Congolese
errror leads to some excitement
Congo with some kick
and rush and physical presence, Algeria with passing game. Both teams do
not look neither bad nor too impressive. The match sees some hard fought
A match of solid defenders
now, having the last word. No opportunities for neither team.
-(''81) A rare Algerian
error but another hastily executed Kasongo attempt
The Algerian counter
attacks don't work out as they did in the first half
-('88) almost an opportunity
for Algeria, who suddenly pressure the Congolese goal
-('89) Algeria: good looking
head to head ball after corner
-('injury time) Algeria
once more, but again the way to the goal is somehow obstructed
Final result - 0:0
And the winner is - South
Africa, who only need 3 more points to advance.
A deserved 0:0, both did
not have the impact aginst each others defences. Algeria now in a little
better position, because they play South Africa last. But next they will
have to take the Gabon match seriously. DR Congo did not look like a potential
Cup winner here.
know what to do with the rest of the night? How about taking your friends
out to diner?