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As it happened: Bafana v Algeria

2015-01-19 20:00
Last Updated at 02:58
19 Jan 23:01
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19 Jan 22:54
South Africa must beat Senegal in their next match. They had their chances tonight, not least the chance to go 2-0 up, but unfortunately Rantie missed the penalty. They also didn't take numerous other chances.  
19 Jan 22:53


Algeria 3 - 1 South Africa

19 Jan 22:51
90' +2 - Match petering out now.  South Africa unfortunately not able to respond to the Algerian goals.  
19 Jan 22:49
90' - There will be four minutes of added time.
19 Jan 22:49
89' - Algeria substitution.  Soudani replaces Brahimi.
19 Jan 22:46
87' - Corner to South Africa.  Cleared easily by Algeria.
19 Jan 22:43
85' - South African substitution.  Masango replaces Vilakazi.
19 Jan 22:42
83' - Algeria take an unassailable lead now.  Keet unfortunately at fault as he allows a shot from Slimani to squeeze under his body.
19 Jan 22:41
19 Jan 22:40
82' - Ndulula has not had a touch since coming on.
19 Jan 22:40
Is South African's twelve match unbeaten run coming to an end?
19 Jan 22:37
79' - South African substitution:  Ndulula replaces Rantie.
19 Jan 22:35
77' - Algeria happy to keep possession here, passing it around at the back.  
19 Jan 22:32

72' - Ghoulam is the scorer as he gets the ball in space on the left hand side of the big box and unleashes a fierce shot that Keet cannot stop from going into the net.

Algeria have turned this right around.  The penalty miss was so costly for South Africa. 

19 Jan 22:30


19 Jan 22:29
69' - South Africa deal with the corner and launch a quick counter attack.
19 Jan 22:28
69' - South Africa under pressure now.  Keet comes out for a cross but doesn't collect, cleared out for a corner by the South African defence.
19 Jan 22:27
67' - A long ball floated in by Algeria, Taider goes up, but the ball is headed backwards and into his own net by Hlatshwayo.
19 Jan 22:25
19 Jan 22:23
63' - Algeria substitution.  Taider replaces Lacen.  Algeria remove a defensive midfielder and replace him with a striker. They are looking for an equaliser.
19 Jan 22:22
63' - Corner to South Africa, dealt with by Algeria.
19 Jan 22:20
62' - South Africa looking for a second goal, Vilakazi lays the ball back to Jali but he blasts over the top.
19 Jan 22:20
61' - Rantie with another great chance, but not taken.
19 Jan 22:19
60' - Algeria substitution.  Belfodil replaces Mahrez.
19 Jan 22:17
58' - Keet clears the second corner with a punch.   Danger averted!
19 Jan 22:17
58' - Corner to Algeria.  They are pressing hard for an equaliser.  Cleared by South Africa, but only for another corner.
19 Jan 22:15
55' - WHAT A SAVE!   Keet pulls off two stunning saves, the last off Slimani's headed effort to keep Algeria from scoring.
19 Jan 22:13
54' - Mandi was booked for his challenge that lead to the penalty.
19 Jan 22:13
54' - Rantie hits the crossbar!  South Africa could have a two goal cushion...
19 Jan 22:12
53' - Penalty to South Africa.  Vilakazi brought down in the area by Mandi.
19 Jan 22:10
50' - Phala has scored after some great play by South Africa.  Vilakazi and Rantie involved on the left hand side of the big box, eventually worked the ball to Phala who was in front of goal and banged it home into the right hand side of the goal.
19 Jan 22:09
19 Jan 22:08
49' - Matlaba with a swing in a cross from the left, across the face of goal, but no South African player running into the area.  Eventually cleared for a corner.
19 Jan 22:05
46'Rantie in space on the left, behind the Algerian defence, but he is offside.  
19 Jan 22:05
46'  - Free kick to Algeria, nothing comes from it and South Africa break quickly. 
19 Jan 22:04


South Africa will be attacking from left to right in this second half.

19 Jan 21:48


Algeria had the better of the early exchanges, but Keet has done well in goal for South Africa.  Two great chances for South Africa towards the end of the half with Vilakazi not taking a shot when he should have and Jali firing straight at the Algerian keeper.

19 Jan 21:45
45'  - There will be two minute of added stoppage time this half.
19 Jan 21:44
43' - Another great chance for South Africa.  Manyisa on the left feeds Jali who made a great run into the box, but he shoots straight at the M'Bolhi in the Algerian goal.  
19 Jan 21:42
42' - South Africa very patient in their build up and fashion a chance after a great turn by Vilakazi.  He should have taken a shot, but didn't and Algeria eventually cleared.
19 Jan 21:38
38' - Chance for Algeria as South Africa fail to clear, the ball drops to Mandi but he shot sails over the bar.  
19 Jan 21:37
37' - Rantie with some great play on the right hand side, beats two players but his final touch is too strong unfortunately.
19 Jan 21:34
32' - Nothing come from the free kick for Algeria and the ball goes behind for a goal kick.
19 Jan 21:34
31' - Matlaba was booked for that challenge.
  • Algeria go top of Group C, while South Africa drop down to the foot of the table.

  • 90'

    Credit to South Africa, though, as they haven't allowed their heads to drop. We're going to have four minutes of added injury time.

  • 89'

    Algeria bring on another striker as they look to add a further gloss to the scoreline. Brahimi makes way for El Arbi Soudani.

  • 87'

    It's been a bitterly disappointing end to the game for South Africa, who dominated for a large spell at the start of the second half. Algeria, meanwhile, have reminded us all just why they did so well at the World Cup in Brazil.

  • 85'

    Bafana coach Mashaba makes another chance as Vilakazi goes off for Mandla Masango.

  • 83'

    What a clanger! Islam Slimani latches on to a loose pass and fires a tame shot at goal which somehow beats Keet, who allowed the ball to slide under his body.

  • 81'

    South Africa briefly win the ball back but the attempted long ball is easily dealt with by the Algeria defence.

  • 79'

    Algeria win a corner after Anele Ngcongca heads behind. The ball is deep but Brahimi manages to keep the ball in play and sends it back into the box. However, the referee's assistant raises his flag for offside.

  • 77'

    Algeria, understandably, are quite content to knock the ball around at the back, forcing South Africa to chase them down.

  • 76'

    Phala makes surging run down the right-hand flank but his attempted through pass is cut out by the defence.

  • 73'

    How quickly a game can change. South Africa looked to be firmly in the driving seat but the missed penalty left them rattled and gave Algeria renewed hope. Now it's Bafana who face an uphill battle to level the scoreline.

  • 72'

    Faouzi Ghoulam shrugs off his marker before bearing down on goal from the left flank. he sets himself to shoot and fires a thunderbolt of a shot in at the near post.

  • 71'

    Vilakazi collects a pass just outside the Algeria box and stalls on the ball before showing a bit of fancy footwork. However, that was a bit too much from the forward, who loses possession.

  • 69'

    South Africa look a bit shaky in defence and Algeria have their tails up now.

  • 67'

    The substitution has worked a treat as Saphir Taider sends in a curling cross from the left and Hlatshwayo heads the ball into his own net, with Keet left wrong-footed.

  • 66'

    Algeria look a bit shell-shocked at the moment and have brought on two strikers in a bid to turn this game around.

  • 65'

    Rantie collects Phala's deep cross at the back post and shoots into the side netting from a tight angle. The tables have turned here tonight as South Africa look the stronger of the two sides after breaking the deadlock.

  • 63'

    Phala looks to break into the box on the left-hand side but an Algeria defender reacts quickly to put the ball behind for a corner. The corner comes to nothing but South Africa manage to retain possession.

  • 61'

    Oupa Mayisa skips past two challenges and forces his way into the box before laying off the ball to Rantie who cant make solid contact with the ball. Another let off for Algeria.

  • 59'

    Algeria win a corner kick and send in a deep cross to the back post where Matlaba beats his man to the ball but concedes another corner in the process.

  • 57'

    The stage is set for thrilling finish as Algeria renew their efforts in a bid to level the scores. Can South Africa hold firm?

  • 55'

    Close! Algeria very nearly draw level as a goalmouth scramble leads to Islam Slimani attempting a cheeky backheel. Keet bloacks the initial attempt but Slimani is waiting for it and heads against the crossbar.

  • 54'

    Will South Africa be made to pay for that miss? You feel a second goal would have put this game to bed.

  • 53'

    Phala picks up a pass on the right flank before cutting inside and playing a well weighted pass into the path of Vilakazi who is hacked down from behind. Rantie steps up to take it and hits the crossbar! Algeria let off the hook...

  • 51'

    Thuso Phala breaks the deadlock from the centre of the penalty area with a clinical side-foot finish. Vilakazi and Rantie combined brilliantly on the left-hand side of the box with a neat one-two in the build up to the goal.

  • 49'

    Matlaba sends in a low, curling cross from the left flank which is played out at the opposite end for a throw-in. South Africa force a corner kick but Vilakazi heads just wide under pressure at the near post.

  • 48'

    Brahimi bears down on goal and looks to lay off the ball to a teammate running through on the left flank. However, his pass is intercepted and South Africa look to launch a quick counter-attack.

  • 46'

    The second half gets under way, with Algeria playing from right to left.

  • Algeria made a strong start but South Africa grew in stature as the game progressed. Both teams have created a number of good goalscoring chances, but it remains goalless.

  • 45'

    Brahimi tries to force his way through on the edge of the South Africa box but the ball ricochets off a defender before hitting the forward and flying back to the 'keeper.

  • 43'

    Matlaba and Jali combine well on the left before the ball is played into the path of Jali who sees his goal-bound shot saved by Mbolhi. That's much better from the men in green and gold.

  • 42'

    Close! Thabo Matlaba surges forward on the left flank and plays a neat pass to Sibusiso Vilakazi who turns his marker and sets himself to shoot. However, Mbolhi races off his line and snatches the ball off the feet of the striker.

  • 40'

    South Africa launch another long ball towards Rantie but the defence is quick to cut out the danger.

  • 38'

    Full-back Aissa Mandi tries his luck from inside the box but scoops his shot over the bar.

  • 37'

    Rantie skips past two challenges on the right flank but again he is unable to control the ball and it runs out for a goal kick.

  • 36'

    Algeria have created more goalscoring chances than their opponents but have for the most part been restricted to taking efforts from set pieces.

  • 33'

    Algeria appear to have regained their composure following a brief spell of possession for South Africa. Thabo Matlaba is the first man to go into the referee's book following a foul on Feghouli close to the byline. However, Bafana are let off the hook as the resulting cross eludes everyone in the box and flies out for goal kick.

  • 30'

    Algeria forced to delay their throw-in as South Africa make the change.

  • 28'

    Siyabonga Nhlapho is preparing to come on for the injured Coetzee.

  • 27'

    Worrying scenes for Bafana now as Rivaldo Coetzee goes down clutching his leg. It doesn't look like he will be able to continue as the referee signals for the stretcher bearers to come out onto the pitch.

  • 25'

    Mahrez lines up another long-range free-kick but Keet is aware to the danger and collects the curling effort with ease.

  • 23'

    South Africa threaten again and go agonisingly close as Furman's piledriver is tipped onto the crossbar by goalkeeper Rais Adi Mbolhi. The ball bounces back into the danger area but the referee's assistant raises his flag for offside. That's much better from South Africa.

  • 22'

    A rare chance for South Africa now as Rantie latches on to along ball over the top. The Bournemouth forward allows the ball to run past him before letting loose a left-footed volley that flies wide from a tight angle.

  • 19'

    South Africa are struggling to get going and they lose the ball following Andile Jali's slip in midfield. Algeria break quickly and unleash another shot on goal which is snapped up by Keet. Another warning for South Africa there...

  • 17'

    Rantie very nearly sneaks in behind following a mix-up between Algeria's goalkeeper and the defence. However, Rantie is unable to control and the ball trickles out for a goal kick.

  • 16'

    Furman brings down Mahrez with a clumsy challenge on the half-way line. He's walking a tightrope tonight - any more of that and he could well pick up a yellow in the first half.

  • 15'

    South Africa are playing with more urgency now following a muted opening quarter-hour. They win a throw-in just inside the Algeria half but lose possession following a poor throw.

  • 13'

    Bafana win their first corner of the match but it comes to nothing as Thulani Hlatshwayo is penalised for a foul on Islam Slimani in the centre of the box.

  • 11'

    Riyad Mahrez is clattered by Furman about 35 yards out but the resulting ball into the box from Brahimi flies straight into the grateful arms of Keet.

  • 10'

    South Africa are launching it long when they have the ball but an organised Algeria defence appears to holding up for now.

  • 8'

    Algeria win another free-kick just inside the South Africa half and the ball is lofted into the danger where Bentaleb is waiting. The Tottenham midfielder gets his head to the ball, but his glancing header is smothered by Keet.

  • 7'

    Full-back Faouzi Ghoulam fires in a free-kick from all of 30 yards out but the ball flies straight at Bafana 'keeper Darren Keet, who collects the ball with minimal fuss.

  • 5'

    South Africa reclaim the ball after Nabil Bentaleb is penalised for showing his studs in a tackle on Bafana skipper Dean Furman.

  • 4'

    It's been a fairly muted opening few minutes, although Algeria have enjoyed more of the early possession.

  • 3'

    Sofiane Feghouli's attempted cross from the right-hand flank is sent behind for a corner but the resulting ball into the box is cleared by the first line of defence.

  • 2'

    Christian Gourcuff's men comfortably qualified for this tournament and were one of the standout sides at the World Cup in Brazil. Can they replicate those feats in Equatorial Guinea?

  • 1'

    The match gets under way at Estadio de Mongomo, with South Africa playing from right to left.

  • 0'

    The two teams have lined up on the pitch for the national anthems, with Algeria donning their all-white strip. South Africa, meanwhile, are sporting their favoured green and gold kit.

  • 0'

    Senegal beat Ghana 2-1 in the Group C opener earlier in the day, meaning that top spot in the 'Group of Death' is up for grabs.

  • 0'

    Bafana duo Eric Mathoho and Renielwe Letsholonyane miss out through suspension, while Darren Keet starts in goal.

  • 0'

    M'Boli, Mandi, Medjani, Halliche, Ghoulam, Feghouli, Bentaleb, Lacen, Mahrez, Brahimi, Slimani.

  • 0'

    Keet, Ngcongca, Matlaba, Hlatshwayo, Coetzee, Furman, Jali, Manyisa, Phala, Vilakazi, Rantie.

  • 0'

    The Fennec Foxes are Africa's top-ranked side in the FIFA rankings and this match will provide Bafana Bafana with their sternest test under the guidance of Shakes Mashaba.

  • 0'

    Welcome to our live coverage of the Africa Cup of Nations clash between Algeria and South Africa.

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    • 67' Hlatshwayo
    • 72' Ghoulam
    • 83' Slimani
    • 51' Phala
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    • 53' Mandi
    • 33' Matlaba
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Team Line-ups
  • Faouzi Ghoulam
  • Rafik Halliche
  • Riyad Mahrez
  • Mehdi Lacen
  • Sofiane Feghouli
  • Yacine Brahimi
  • Carl Medjani
  • Islam Slimani
  • Nabil Bentaleb
  • Aissa Mandi
  • Rais Adi Mbolhi
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  • Darren Keet
  • Rivaldo Coetzee
  • Andile Jali
  • Anele Ngcongca
  • Sibusiso Vilakazi
  • Thabo Matlaba
  • Thulani Hlatshwayo
  • Dean Furman
  • Thuso Phala
  • Oupa Manyisa
  • Tokelo Rantie
  • Azzeddine Doukha
  • Bougherra Madjid
  • Liassine Cadamuro
  • Djamel Mesbah
  • Ishak Belfodil
  • El Arbi Soudani
  • Foued Kadir
  • Abdelmoumene Djabou
  • Saphir Taider
  • Ahmed Kashi
  • Mehdi Embareck Zeffane
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  • Erick Mathoho
  • Siyabonga Nhlapho
  • Mandla Masango
  • Bongani Zungu
  • Bongani Ndulula
  • Reneilwe Letsholonyane
  • Thamsanqa Sangweni
  • Bernard Parker
  • Themba Zwane
  • Patrick Phungwayo
  • Jackson Mabokgwane

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