Blida, Algeria – The Walias of Ethiopia suffered a humiliating 7-1 defeat at the hands of the Fennecs of Algeria in group J match of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier here today.
The two teams will play the return leg match in Addis Ababa on Tuesday.
Algeria 7-1 Ethiopia
23′ 48′ Sofiane Feghouli
31′ 90′ Islam Slimani
72′ Yacine Brahimi
75′ Saphir Taider
81′ Rachid Ghezzal
85′ Getaneh Kebede
Islam Slimani gets his 2nd for the night and Algeria’s 7th.
Getaneh Kebede pulls one back for Ethiopia…
Rachid Ghezzal scores Algeria’s 6th.
80′ Benzaia comes on replacing Mahrez for Algeria, Tadele Mengesha enters the fray for Ethiopia.
Saphir Taider scores the fifth from a volley.
Yacine Brahimi makes it 4.
65′ Riyad Boudebouz comes on replacing 2 goal hero Sofiane Feghouli.
60′ Half an hour to go, but no real attempt on goal from the Ethiopians.
55′ Tarik Getnet fumbles Saphir Raider’s shot from range. Could’ve been costly…
51′ Tarik Getnet makes 2 saves in the space of a minute, both from Riyad Mahrez
Sofiane Feghouli gets the 3rd for Algeria
46′ Dawit Fikadu has come in replacing Behailu Assefa.
2nd half is underway.
Half Time: Algeria go into the break with a 2 goal advantage.
43′ First Yellow Card for Islam Slimani.
41′ First real assault on goal from the Ethiopians. Shimelis Bekele’s shot deflected out for a corner.
35′ Yacine Brahimi misses the penalty.
34′ Penalty for Algeria after Alula Girma brings down Slimani in the box.
Islam Slimani scores the 2nd on the counter after recieving a pass from Mahrez.
28′ Fouzi Ghoulam’s freekick parried away by Tarik Getnet.
Sofiane Feghouli’s shot is deflected in by Aschalew Tamene for the first goal of the game.
15′ Ethiopian players confined to their half as the Algerians press furiously.
6′ Fouzi Goulham’s shot from range is off target.
Sources: SoccerEthiopia.net & dzfoot.com