At long last, the long-term unbeaten record of the defending champions, Algeria has been halted by the National Thunders of Equatorial Guinea. Algeria was unbeaten in 41 games before their second group match today.
Impressively, Algeria was ahead in terms of ball possession, and everything. The Desert Forces scored twice but all the goals were disallowed as a result of an offside.
Equatorial Guinea stepped up to get the only goal through Esterban Orozco at the 70th minute.
Algeria was held to a disappointing 0-0 draw in the group opener against Sierra on Tuesday in Group F.
The defending champions’ round 16 qualifications is in doubt after having just a point from two games.
Their last game of the group will be against Ivory Coast in a crucial encounter.
Elsewhere Ivory drew 2-2 to Sierra Leone this afternoon but they top with four points. Equatorial Guinea with three points followed by Sierra Leone who also has two points respectively after Match Day 2 of the competition.