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Algeria steamroll helpless Tanzania 7-0

Islam Slimani

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Algeria thrashed Tanzania 7-0 to progress to the third round of FIFA World Cup qualifying, after drawing 2-2 in the first leg.

Islam Slimani and Faouzi Ghoulam both scored twice as Brahimi, Medjani and Mahrez also got their names on the scoresheet.

Brahimi scored first, in the opening minutes of the game as a low cross from Islam Slimani was mishandled by the Tanzanian goalkeeper and the Porto midfielder tapped the ball into an empty net.

Faouzi Ghoulam found no difficulty beating the goalkeeper in the 23rd minute with a left-footed free kick from almost 30 yards out in the 23rd minute.

Adding insult to injury for the Tanzanians, Mudathiri Yahya was handed his marching orders after he had received his second yellow card in the 41st minute, after which Riyad Mahrez scored the third for his country; after receiving a pass from Ghoulam at the edge of the box, he finished expertly to practically seal the win.

Mahrez continued his fine showing by winning a penalty early in the second half.

Slimani stepped up to take the set-piece and netted his first goal of the night, in the 48th minute of the game.

The referee awarded Algeria a second penalty in the 59th minute, when Carl Medjani was brought down by the goalkeeper in the box.

Ghoulam stepped up to the spot, and he calmly placed his shot on the left side of the keeper to score his team’s fifth.

Medjani also managed to get his name on the scoresheet; after he headed home a well-taken corner in the 72nd minute to further humiliate the visitors.

Two minutes later, Ghezzal’s left footed free kick into the box was met by Slimani, who headed his 19th goal for the Algerian national team, propelling him to fifth in the list of top scorers in the history of the Desert Foxes.

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