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Togo Eliminate Algeria

Africa Cup of Nations - Group D

Result: Algeria 0-2 Togo

Date: 26 January 2013

Venue: Royal Bafokeng Stadium

Togo notched up their first win in Group D as they beat Algeria 2-0 at Royal Bafokeng Stadium on Saturday night.

The opening couple of minutes provided little to celebrate in terms of attacking football, but Togo striker Emmanuel Adebayor started threatening as the first half wore on.

Algerian playmaker Sofiane Feghouli created a decent chance in the first 15 minutes as he set up Islam Slimani with a great pass, but the striker left a lot to be desired with his skewed finish.

Togo missed a good chance shortly thereafter. Adebayor was in space to pounce but Alaixys Romao's pass was too heavy and got away from the Togo skipper.

The deadlock was broken in the 31st minute as Adebayor put his side in front. Moustapha Salifou's headed ball fell for the lanky forward who controlled it before finding the back of the net from the edge of the area.

Algeria almost drew level five minutes later as Slimani was one-on-one with goalkeeper Kossi Agassa, but he couldn't get his shot past the gloveman.

Five minutes into the second half Algeria had a big penalty shout turned down when Feghouli went down int the area after contact was made with Dakonam Djene.

Algeria started to create more chances as the second half continued and they had a second penalty appeal turned down when Feghouli once again went down under Djene's tackle, but the referee waved it away.

The Foxes enjoyed much of the possession stakes late in the second half and seemed to be on their way towards a comeback.

However, after a bizarre 15-minute delay to replace the Algeria goal frame, Togo scored their second thanks to a brilliant solo effort from Dove Wome to eliminate the Foxes from the tournament and move into second place in Group D.

Standard Bank Moment Of The Game: The 15-minute delay came at the worst possible time for Algeria and really killed their attacking momentum.

Algeria: M'Bolhi, Mostefa, Halliche, Belkalem, Mesbah, Guedioura, Lacen, Feghouli, Soudani, Kadir, Slimani.

Togo: Agassa, Akakpo, Salifou, Nibombe, Djene, Romao, Jonathan Ayite, Mamah, Amewou, Gakpe, Adebayor.

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