Esteban Obiang scored the one purpose of the match as Equatorial Guinea surprised Africa Cup of Nations defending champions Algeria 1-0 on Sunday night.
The north Africans went into the match on the again of a 0-0 draw towards Sierra Leone within the opening match and had been determined to win their first most factors.
It was to not be although as a seventieth minute Obiang purpose settled the match, leaving the Riyad Mahrez-led group beginning early elimination.
Algeria began the match on the fitting foot, urgent their opponents as they went searching for an early purpose.
After a bruising half of the primary interval, Algeria had an opportunity within the twenty third minute and Baghdad Bounedjah put the ball behind the online, just for the purpose to be disallowed for offside.
Pablo Ganet and Iban Salvador each had probabilities to attain for Equatorial Guinea, however their efforts couldn’t discover the again of the online with the goalkeeper making a save as the opposite went inches off the publish.
The second half was a balanced affair as each groups went all out searching for the elusive purpose, with Mahrez and Youcef Belaili all making an attempt their luck.
It was Equatorial Guinea although who took the lead towards all odds with 20 minutes to go as Obiang acquired a pleasant move contained in the field and smashed a low shot into the underside proper nook.
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Belaili had a purpose dominated out for offside with seven minutes to go, and Sierra Leone held on for max factors
Up subsequent for the Desert Foxes is a must-win conflict towards the Elephants of Ivory Coast, who had been compelled to accept a 2-2 draw towards Sierra Leone earlier within the day.
Ivory Coast lead the standings on 4 factors, with Equatorial Guinea second on three factors.