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Afcon Stat Pack: All you need to know about Senegal vs Algeria

11:38 EAT 23/01/2017
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All the stats and numbers you need as Senegal prepare to take on Algeria in Franceville

Our good friends at Opta have complied all the numbers and stats you need to assess the teams’ chances ahead of today’s Afcon Group B clash at  the Stade de Franceville.

-   Senegal are making their 14th appearance at the African Cup of Nations - a record for a team that has never won the trophy; the closest Senegal came to winning the AFCON was in 2002.

-   This is Algeria’s 17th participation in the African Cup of Nations; their solitary title dates back to 1990, it was on home soil. They haven’t reached the final since then.

-   Algeria have won their two previous AFCON fixtures against Senegal (2-1 in the 1990 semi-final, 2-0 in the 2015 group stages).

-   Algeria come into this game having won their last three matches played against Senegal; the Greens keeping clean sheets in last two meetings.

-   Yacine Brahimi was the difference when these sides last met; his 81st minute strike helping Algeria seal a 1-0 win on that occasion.

-   Senegal have already booked their place in the next round whilst Algeria have to win this match to have any chance of progressing.

-   Senegal have only lost once in their last five matches in the African Cup of Nations (W3 D1); that loss did come against Algeria however (2015).

-   Algeria have only been able to win two of their last 11 AFCON fixtures (D2 L7).

-   If Senegal win this match, it’ll be the first time in their history that they will have won all of their group stage matches in the AFCON.

-   Riyad Mahrez has been directly involved in four of the last six AFCON goals recorded by Algeria (three scored and one assist).