The road to the 2022 World Cup will not be that easy for Algeria! After their card against modest Djibouti (8-0) men of Djamel Belmadi was severely heckled by Burkina Faso (1-1) on Tuesday on the occasion of the 2 th day of qualifying. This 29 th consecutive game without defeat for the Fennecs will have the appearance of a performance-cons even if it is relative, given that it was an encounter away against the toughest opponent in the group, even if the Stallions “received” in Marrakech in Morocco and not in Ouagadougou, for lack of a stadium up to standard.
The evening had yet started ideally for the African champions who took the lead through Feghouli (0-1, 18 th ). Back in the eleven, the midfielder from Galatasaray had benefited from a caviar from Slimani, preferred to Bounedjah, and especially a bright pass from Belaïli at the start of the action. It even took two big saves from Koffi against Bensebaini then Slimani to prevent the Algerians from widening the gap. But the Burkinabè were starting to wake up before the break, like their increasingly restless wingers.
This physiognomy was accentuated on the return from the locker room with the Greens on the verge of rupture. If M’Bolhi delayed the deadline by making a courageous exit, he logically ended up losing point blank to the striker of Standard de Liège, Abdoul Fessal Tapsoba, served on a cross from Lassina Traoré (1-1, 64 e ). Two other alerts followed on the Algerian goal and the Fennecs are not unhappy to leave with a point in view of their very complicated second period. A warning free of charge for this time … For their part, the Stallions, yet deprived of many executives (the Traoré brothers, Edmond Tapsoba, Charles Kaboré) may almost have regrets and promise to give the Algerians to the end of the line. .
The ranking: Algeria 4 pts, Burkina Faso 4 pts, Niger 3 pts, Djibouti 0 pt
The goals in video