Algeria player ratings after Equatorial Guinea loss - Mahrez disappointing

11:19 EAT 17/01/2022
Riyad Mahrez Algeria vs Equatorial Guinea Africa Cup of Nations 2021
Following Algeria's shocking 1-0 loss in Douala on Sunday, GOAL rates the performances of the players that featured for the reigning African champions

  • Algeria goalkeeper Rais Mbolhi reacts

    Rais M'Bolhi - 5

    Although he failed to stop the 70th-minute goal Algeria conceded, M'Bolhi made some good saves in the second 45 minutes.

  • Djamel Benlamri - algeria - qatar - arab cup 2021

    Djamel Benlamri - 4.5

    Benlamri picked up an injury before the hour-mark which forced him to be replaced.

  • Rami Bensebaini Borussia Monchengladbach Bayern DFB Pokal 27102021

    Ramy Bensebaini - 5

    Contributed to the defence with key interceptions but they were not enough to help the Desert Foxes maintain their 35-game unbeaten run.

  • Aissa Mandi

    Aissa Mandi - 4.5

    The Villarreal centre-back was hardly seen in the game after he received a yellow card just before half-time.

  • Youcef Atal

    Youcef Atal - 6

    The right-back did his defensive duty well and also contributed to the attack with his runs and dribbles.

    Atal was the most fouled Algeria player in the match.

  • Ismael Bennacer Algeria

    Ismael Bennacer - 4.5

    Bennacer found it difficult to match the physicality of Equatorial Guinea. Arguably the most dispossessed player in Belmadi's team on Sunday night.

  • Sofiane Bendebka - algeria - arab cup 2021

    Sofiane Bendebka - 4.5

    Did little in the middle of the park and his partnership with Bennacer did not click well.

  • Aboud Omar of Kenya challenged by Sofiane Feghouli of Algeria and Riyad Mahrez.

    Sofiane Feghouli - 4

    One of the most experienced players in the Algeria team but he was silent in the encounter before he was replaced in the 63rd minute.

    Made no effort at goal in the game.

  • Youcef Belaili - algeria - arab cup 2021

    Youcef Belaili - 5.5

    The 29-year-old on several occasions made moves to split the National Thunder defence but he was unlucky.

    He led the Desert Foxes attack from the left flank on Sunday.

  • Riyad Mahrez Algeria vs Equatorial Guinea Africa Cup of Nations 2021

    Riyad Mahrez - 4

    Performed below expectations as his only shot in the game came in the first half and it went off target.

    The Manchester City star was held down and couldn't move past the Equatorial Guinea defence.

  • Equatorial Guinea - Algeria - Baghdad Bounedjah - afcon 2021

    Baghdad Bounedjah - 4

    Bounedjah started the game on a poor note with a yellow card in the fourth minute. His presence was no threat for the opponents as the no. 9 registered just a shot in 60 minutes.

  • Islam Slimani - 4.5

    The Lyon star came off the bench in the 63rd minute to revive Algeria's attack but it was too late. Slimani made two efforts at the goal but they posed no problem for Equatorial Guinea's Jesus Owono.