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AFCON 2019: Foxes Win Second Trophy

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It was a match the god of soccer gave the North Africans who did not do well statistically. CAF recorded 30 fouls for Algeria with 4 yellow cards as to 18 and 2 yellows for Senegal.
Desert Foxes of Algeria

Desert Foxes of Algeria got mother luck to win their second African Cup of Nations in history.

An own goal through a deflection in 3 minutes of play gave Algeria the coveted trophy after the country defeated Nigeria to lift her first trophy in Algiers in 1990.

It was a match the god of soccer gave the North Africans who did not do well statistically. CAF recorded 30 fouls for Algeria with 4 yellow cards as to 18 and 2 yellows for Senegal.

Sen had 11-1 shot at goal with 3-1 shots on target. Sen had 63-37 ball possessions; 317-197 passes; 72-57 accurate passes and more corner kicks.

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Senegal will go back to Dakar weeping for poor marksmanship which had afflicted them in all their matches hence their low scoring pattern.

This victory is an assertion of Algerian superiority over Senegal as Algeria defeated them at the group stage by the same margin. The two defeats Senegal had is per superiority of Algeria.

Senegal had never won the trophy. This is their 3rd loss in the finals. They lost in 2002, 2012 and 2019 — third Silver medal.
Algeria is already known for rowdy celebration both in Egypt and France.

The French Government today specially released 200 police officers to ensure peace. Over 250 fans were arrested when they qualified for the finals beating Nigeria by a lone goal.

Meanwhile, the Algerian players were magnanimous enough to form a guard of honour for Senegal to go collect their Silver medal.

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