Nigeria & Algeria register draws
International friendly wrap
by Staff Reporter
Oct 13, 2020 11:24 PM
|Tags: Nigeria Ivory Coast Algeria Tunisia|
Nigeria 1-1 Tunisia
Nigeria and Tunisia played to a 1-1 draw at the Jacques Lemans Arena in Austria.
Leicester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho put the Super Eagles ahead earlier on, and had a chance to find a second little later but missed from the penalty spot.
The Carthage Eagles thus forced a share of the spoils in the final minute of the first half through Greek-based Mohamed Drager.
Mexico 2-2 Algeria
African champions Algeria were denied consecutive victories following an entertaining 2-2 draw against Mexico in Hague.
Mexico got the ball rolling before halftime courtesy of Jesus Manuel Corona, but Ismael Bennacer ensured both sides go to the break level before Riyad Mahrez put the Algerians ahead thereafter.
The Desert Foxes were reduced to ten players shortly after the break, as Adlene Guedioura saw red thus leaving the Mexicans to level late on through Diego Lainez.
Japan 1-0 Ivory Coast
Ivory Coast suffered 1-0 defeat to Japan in their final international friendly on Wednesday afternoon.
English Premier League trio Nicolas Pepe, Serge Aurier and Eric Bailly started for the Elephants from Abdijan with Daichi Kamada the standout figure for the Japanese.
As the match headed for a stalemate, substitute Naomichi Ueda came up with the winner with the last kick of the game.
Morocco 1-1 Democratic Republic Congo
Morocco and Democratic Republic of Congo played to a 1-1 draw in their international friendly in Rabat.
Inter Milan’s Acharf Hakimi started for the second time on the side of the Atlas Lions with striker Youssef El-Arabi brought back.
Fullback Noussair Mazraoui, who plies his trade for Dutch giants Ajax Amsterdam gave the hosts the lead at the break before Yaone Wissa dragged the visitors level in the second half.
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