Mahrez 1 on target as Algeria extends unbeaten run 27 !!

Riyad Mahrez found the rear of the internet for the sixth successive international match as Algeria extended their unbeaten run to 27 with a 2-0 friendly convert Tunisia.

The City winger’s stinging free-kick was too hot to handle for Tunisian stopper Mouez Hassen, doubling the Desert Foxes’ lead just before the half-hour in Rades.

Baghdad Bounedjah had given the visitors the lead ten minutes earlier when he found a pocket of space inside the box and volleyed home following a free-kick routine.

In a final 45 of few chances, the second half’s biggest point was the dismissal of substitute Adlene Guedioura.

The former Wolves, Watford, and Nottingham Forest man was incredibly dismissed within six minutes of being brought onto the pitch as a substitute within the 82nd minute, having been found guilty of two separate bookable offenses.

But Djamel Belmadi’s side’s lead never looked to be under threat after a dominant opening half-hour, as they limited Tunisia to only five efforts on goal throughout proceedings.

Mahrez, at his brilliant best throughout, played the complete 90 for Algeria and was fully deserving of his 21st international strike.

While no points were at stake, victory at the Stade Olympique de Rades did continue the Desert Foxes’ incredible unbeaten run, as they approach that significant 30-match milestone.

They were last beaten in October 2018 by one goal at the hands of Benin and, since then, have won 20 matches and drawn seven.

Algeria’s highly successful international break, during which they need to win all three of their matches so far, concludes with the visit of Burundi on Wednesday 16 June.

In three months’ time, attentions then turn back to reaching the 2022 World Cup, with Djibouti up first in A of their second-round qualification group.

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