Algeria Player Ratings: Who starred in Afcon final victory?

Giuseppe Cacace
Goal rates and reviews Les Fennecs' performances as they defeated Senegal in Friday's Africa Cup of Nations final

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    Rais M’bolhi

    Made several decent stops, including a fine block from a stinging Youssouf Sabaly effort. 7

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    Aissa Mandi

    Didn’t see as much of the ball as he would have liked, with Senegal bossing possession, and struggled to contain Mane at times. 6

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    Djamel Benlamri

    Typically gritty and intelligent defensive display, with Benlamri doing the ugly stuff well. He received a significant facial cut in the second period, which epitomised his battling display. 7

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    Ramy Bensebaini

    Troubled by Sadio Mane’s pace and brought him down early on, earning a booking. Was arguably fortunate not to pick up a second caution soon afterwards, although he did make several key defensive contributions in the second half. 6

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    Mehdi Zeffane

    Good tackle to deny Sarr, bursting into the box, although replays suggested he did he get the attacker’s foot. The defender appeared ruffled at times, but didn’t leave his team exposed. 6

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    Adlene Guedioura

    Bogged down in midfield battle during the first half, but led by example and largely walked the right side of the disciplinary line! Thought he’d given a penalty for handball, only for the referee to overturn his decision after consulting VAR. Made a combined seven tackles and interceptions. 8

  7. Ismael Bennacer

    His frustrations bubbled over with referee during the first half, but let his football do the talking after the break with a subtly excellent showing. Provided the assist for the opener. 8

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    Sofiane Feghouli

    Ineffective and contributed little before late withdrawal. 6

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    Riyad Mahrez

    Didn’t do too much offensively, but his defensive work was immaculate. He made a game-high five tackles, and was relentless in his stymieing of Senegal’s build-up play. 8

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    Youcef Belaili

    Struggled to hit the heights that he had earlier in the campaign, and picked up a booking during a frustrating outing. Beat his man on a couple of occasions before with withdrawn late on. 6

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    Baghdad Bounedjah

    Finally broke his duck at the tournament, even if his strike did take a vicious dip off Salif Sane to beat Alfred Gomis. Nonetheless, his movement off the ball, running with the ball and power were a joy to watch all game.

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    Yacine Brahimi

    Introduced in the final ten minutes, but didn’t adapt to the rhythm of the game or make any tangible contributions. N/R

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    Mehdi Tahrat

    Brought on in the 84th minute as an extra body in defence. N/R

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    Islam Slimani

    Brought on late to kill time. N/R