In a stadium Pierre-Mauroy Villeneuve d'Ascq surpassed and fully dedicated to his cause, Algeria had no problem to beat Colombia (3-0) on Tuesday. Under the impetus of a Riyadh Mahrez – Baghdad Bounedjah doublet of great night, the reigning African champions have imposed their technique and their rage on a very harmless Colombia.
Bounedjah launched the hostilities in the 14th minute of a splendid shot of twenty-five meters (1-0), on a decisive pass to Mahrez. The rest of the match is also a matter of distant attempts because after a combination on corner, Mahrez inherits the ball at the entrance to the surface. His shot, deflected, deceives David Ospina (2-0, 20th). Following, Bounedjah is close to double. After a number in the area, he sees his shot pushed by the crossbar (28th). Colombia is not there.
It is finally Mahrez who will be entitled to his double on the lawn of Villeneuve-d'Ascq. On a pass from Bounedjah, the winger of Manchester City concludes with a shot down to the ground of twenty meters (3-0, 65th).
Two interruptions without consequences
While the authorities feared overflowing fans around the meeting, the match took place in a very good atmosphere. After the second Algerian goal, the referee Ruddy Buquet nevertheless delayed the resumption of the game by a few minutes, until the fans calm down, they who had released fumigants and agricultural bombs from the first goal. In the additional time of the second period, two individuals burst onto the lawn, quickly mastered by security.
The Algerian team is undefeated for 17 games, the best series of its history.