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Algeria Ties Mexico 2-2 in the Netherlands

posted on: Oct 15, 2020

By: David Demaria/ Arab America Contributing Writer

On Tuesday night at Cars Jeans Stadion in Den Haag, Netherlands, the Algerian national team took on Mexico in an intriguing international friendly match.

Mexico was looking for the eight consecutive victories, while the reigning African champs had lost only one game since October 2018. This match figured to have plenty of goals, considering that Algeria had only failed to score in just two of their last 21 games. Meanwhile, Mexico had scored in 19 consecutive matches before tonight’s fixture.

Jesus Manuel Corona put Mexico on the board first in the 43rd minute. Just two minutes later, Algeria would counter with a goal from midfielder Ismael  Bennacer.

Striker Riyad Mahrez scored a goal in the 67th minute, giving the Algerians a 2-1 lead after Adlene Guedioura was sent off with red card in the 55th.

Playing with only 10 men, Algeria conceded a late-game equalizer, as Mexican midfielder Diego Lainez knocked in a goal in the 86th minute, the match ending in a 2-2 draw.

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