The Algerian national football team made a successful start in the qualifiers phase for the World Cup 2022, thanks to its outstanding victory over Djibouti national team 8-0, yesterday, Thursday, at “Mustapha Tchaker” stadium, in Blida province, for the first round (Group I) of Qatar World Cup qualifiers.
Thus, Algeria started the qualifiers phase by dominating Group A with a goal difference of +8 and a score of 3 points, followed by Burkina Faso, which defeated Niger (2-0), while Niger and Djibouti occupy the last position with a score of 0 points.
After this match, the squad of national coach Djamel Belmadi continues to beat records by reaching the 28th match unbeaten in a row, a new African record.
This achievement was made thanks to the fiery attack of the “Greens” squad, led by veteran Islam Slimani after scoring four goals, positioning himself as the undisputed star of the match by reaching the 35th personal goal with the national team.
The French Olympique Lyon striker opened the scoring for the national team early with a header, then scored the second (24 mnt with a penalty kick), to add two goas in the second half (46 mnt, 53 mnt), after two crucial passes. From his colleagues Bounedjah and Belaili, respectively.
The teammates of goalkeeper Rais Mboulhi, who was in complete comfort, took advantage of the under number of Djibouti team, which completed the match with ten players after its defender, Mohamed Batieu, was sent off with a red card (23 mnt) to score four other goals by Ramy Bensebaini (26 mnt) while Striker Bounedjah also got a penalty kick and scored in the 38th minute.
In the second half, Manchester City striker Mahrez scored two goals (66 mnt) in his own way, penetrating from the right side and shooting into the net.
The scoring festival was concluded by the midfiledre, Ramez Zerrouqi (68 mnt), who, by the way, opened his scoring counter with the “greens”.
As part of the second round (Group I) of the World Cup qualifiers, the “Fennecs” will travel to Morocco to play against Burkina Faso on Tuesday, September 7 in Marrakesh, while Djibouti will host Niger team.