Algeria were beaten by Ivory Coast (3-1) this Thursday, January 20, 2021. Like Ghana, who are sent back home, the defending champion is eliminated from the African Cup of Nations, AFCON 2021.
The Fennecs were first led (3-0) by goals from Franck Kessié in the 22nd minute, Ibrahim Sangaré (39th) and Nicolas Pépé (54th).
Algeria could only score one goal towards the end of the match thanks to a header from Sofiane Bendebka in the 73rd minute.
With this second victory in three games, Ivory Coast secures first place in Group E. The Algerians finish last and have to go back home.
On the other side, Equatorial Guinea won (1-0) against Sierra Leone which occupies the third place in the group.