Qatar 2022 Slimani scores 4, Mahrez strikes once in Algeria’s 8-0 win over Djibouti

Ex-Leicester City striker Islam Slimani bagged four goals and Riyad Mahrez struck once as Algeria strolled past 10-man Djibouti 8-0 on Thursday evening.

The Group A second round World Cup qualifying match took place at Mustapha-Tchaker Stadium in Blida, Algiers.

Ramy Bensebaini, Ramiz Zerrouki and Baghdad Bounedjah also scored to join the Lyon forward Slimani and Manchester City’s Mahrez on the scoresheet.

Slimani scored barely five minutes into the match then bagged his second goal 20 minutes later via a penalty, minutes after Djibouti’s Batio Youssouf was red carded.

The hosts led 4-0 at break but Slimani had other ideas, scoring barely a minute after restart for his hat-trick then made it a quadruple in the 53rd minute.

It was now the turn of Mahrez to join the scoring party after he made it 7-0 in the 67th minute and Zerrouki added another goal two minutes later.

Algeria top the group on goal-aggregate otherwise they are at par with Burkina Faso who beat Niger earlier on Thursday.

The next game for Djibouti will be in Niger on Monday at Moulay-Abdallah Sports Complex.


Algeria:  Djamel Benlamri, Rais M’Bolhi, Ramy Bensebaini, Youcef Belaili, Zerrouki, Mahrez, Slimani, Said Benrahma, Ismael Bennacer, Hicham Boudaoui, Aisa Mandi, Medhi Zeffane

Djibouti: Mbonihankuye Innocent, Mohamed Bourhan, Fouad Moussa, Daoud Wais, Samuel Akinbinu, Warsama Hassan, Abdi Hamza, Youssouf Ali,  Batio Youssouf, Houssein Mahdi,  Mahamoud Doualeh

Officiating panel:

Referee: Ngwa Blaise Yuven

Assistant referee: Oumarou Sanda

Assistant referee: Rodrigue Menye

Fourth official: Franck Bito

Match commissioner: Fah Conde

Log table

Group A

                      Pld   Pts

Algeria          1      3

Burkina Faso 1      3

Niger              1      0

Djibouti          1      0

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