Watch The Senegal and Algeria meet in the Africa Cup of Nations final this week. Algeria couldn’t have planned a more dramatic semi-final victory if they tried – with Riyad Mahrez slamming.
AFCON final: Senegal vs. Algeria
Date: Friday, July 19
Time: 3 p.m. ET
Location: Cairo International Stadium
TV channel: beIN Sports
Streaming: fuboTV (Try for free)
Senegal has never won the tournament but did make the final in 2002, losing to Cameroon. Algeria has won the title just one, and that came in 1990 against Nigeria.
The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations final is on Friday as Senegal and Algeria meet with the title on the line in Egypt. Senegal is coming off a 1-0 win over Tunisia in the semifinals, advancing on an own goal in extra time, while Algeria got by Nigeria 2-1 thanks to a magical, late free kick from Riyad Mahrez.
The Napoli defender was booked for a second time in three matches after conceding a penalty in Sunday’s 1-0 semi-final win over Tunisia in Cairo and will be suspended for the final.
“It’s a shame we will be without Kalidou, he’s vital in this team, a player who gives us a lot. We will also be playing for him,” midfielder Pape Alioune Ndiaye told reporters after the extra-time triumph at the 30 June Stadium.
The Senegal attack comes alive, and Mane gets the winner in the second half on a fantastic solo run and finish.