Afcon 2019: Senegal 0-1 Algeria – By The Numbers

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Goal looks at the stats behind the final match of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations at the Cairo International Stadium on Friday

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    First half was the difference

    Algeria registered only a single shot on target in the entire 90 minutes - it came in the second minute and resulted in the only goal of the match. Senegal, on their part, had three shots on target, one in the first half and two after the restart.
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    Teranga Lions dominated in Cairo

    Aliou Cisse's men had better ball possession in the final showdown [62.2%], better passing success [71.5%] and completed the most passes [323] compared to Algeria [201].
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    Aggressive Foxes

    The Desert Foxes committed 32 fouls, 14 more than their West African opponents. They also made the most tackles [19] and picked up four yellow cards in the process.
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    M'Bolhi kept Senegal at bay

    Rais M'Bolhi was busier among the two goalkeepers on Friday night. He made three crucial saves to deny the Teranga Lions an equaliser while his Senegalese counterpart was not really tested.
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    Effective Mane was tamed

    Sadio Mane created the most chances for Senegal [2] but his impact was limited by the Algerian defence and he failed to register a shot on target.
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    Guedioura the rock

    Adlene Guedioura helped Djamel Belmadi's men keep things tidy in the midfield with his marshalling display. He made the most interceptions [4], won the most tackles alongside Riyad Mahrez [3] and also made the most successful passes [15] for Algeria.