Senegal vs Algeria: OPTA key stats & Mahrez aiming to upstage Sadio Mane
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Senegal vs Algeria: OPTA key stats & Mahrez aiming to upstage Sadio Mane

Key man Sadio Mané returns from suspension and has been named in Senegal's starting lineup for their crunch clash with Algeria. 


Baghdad Bounedjah will lead the Algerian attack after scoring the first goal in their 2-0 win over Kenya. Riyad Mahrez will hope to replicate his man of the match performance from that encounter, as he squares up to Senegal skipper Mane. The battle between these two African Stars excelling in the Premier League is undoubtedly a potential highlight.

Key Opta Facts ✅

  • Algeria is unbeaten against Senegal in the Africa Cup of Nations (W2 D1).
  • Senegal has won three of their previous five games in the Africa Cup of Nations (D2), as many as in their previous 17 (D4 L10).
  • After winning against Kenya (2-0), Algeria could win two Africa Cup of Nations games in a row for the first time since 1996 (also two).
  • Senegal had 10 shots on target against Tanzania, their most in the African Cup of Nations since Opta records began in 2010.
  • Islam Slimani has scored Algeria's past two goals against Senegal in the Africa Cup of Nations.

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