AFCON 2019: Nigeria vs. Algeria Semi-final Match Was Wonderful – Rohr
Gernot Rohr, the coach of Super Eagles of Nigeria has described the semi-final match between Algeria and Nigeria as wonderful.
The German tactician who gave his thoughts on the match in an interview with Reuters said, “It was a big fight until the last minute, it was a wonderful match, I think my players wanted it to go to extra time thinking Algeria were more tired.”
Rohr further added that, “We scored an own goal, unlucky, but we have come back every time in this tournament and this time we came back on a penalty. But a wonderful free kick from a football genius made the difference.”
The Algeria National football team defeated the Super Eagles 2-1 on Sunday, July 14 at the Cairo International Stadium, to qualify for the Finals of the 2019 AFCON.
There was a own goal from Williams Troost-Ekong at the 40th minutes into first half of the game.At the 72nd minutes of the game, Odion Ighalo netted a penalty kick which was awarded to the Super Eagles.
Riyad Mahrez netted another goal at the 5th minute of extra time of the game after the Algeria team were awarded a free kick which ensured that Gernot Rohr’s men got dumped out of the competition, Fox Meek reports.
Nigeria will play Tunisia in the third-place match on Wednesday while Algeria will face Senegal in Friday’s final.