Algeria fans celebrate, Senegalese disappointed after Africa Cup of Nations final

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Published on July 20, 2019 - Duration: 01:41s

Algeria fans celebrate, Senegalese disappointed after Africa Cup of Nations final

Algeria fans celebrate in streets of Cairo after victory over Senegal in Africa Cup of Nations final

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Algeria fans celebrate, Senegalese disappointed after Africa Cup of Nations final

SHOWS: CAIRO, EGYPT (JULY 19, 2019)(REUTERS-ACCESS ALL) 1.

ALGERIA FAN CELEBRATING WITH FLAG AFTER 1-0 VICTORY OVER SENEGAL IN AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS 2.

VARIOUS OF ALGERIAN FANS WALKING AND CELBERATING ON CAIRO STREETS 3.

ALGERIAN CHILDREN CELEBRATING 4.

ALGERIAN FANS CELEBRATING 5.

ALGERIAN FANS HOLDING MOCK AFRICAN CUP IN VEHICLE 6.

ALGERIAN FANS CELEBRATING AND CHANTING 7.

(SOUNDBITE)(Arabic) ALGERIAN FAN, AMIN, SAYING: "This is our second star, it was one and now we have two.

We got it tonight with our sweat.

God bless you, long live Algeria." 8.

ALGERIAN FAN HOLDING FLAG 9.

(SOUNDBITE)(Arabic) ALGERIAN FAN, HALIMA, SAYING: "I am very, very, very happy.

You cannot imagine.

We Algerians needed this, something to unite us.

Thank God, look at the happiness." 10.

ALGERIANS CHANTING 11.

ALGERIAN FLAG Story: The final whistle of the Africa Cup final provoked wild celebrations among the large contingent of Algeria fans in Cairo late Friday (July 19) night.

It was a fitting end to a tournament that, with 24 teams for the first time, produced plentiful drama even if quality was sometimes lacking.

While Algerian fans celebrated on Cairo streets their Senegalese counterparts mourned after a freak second-minute goal gave the North African country a 1-0 win.

The game got off to an extraordinary start when Bounedjah collected the ball, burst forward and unleashed a shot that took a deflection off Sane.

Gomis stayed rooted to the spot, seemingly thinking that the ball was going out, but it dipped under the bar.

But Algeria sat back and allowed Senegal to claw their way back into the game.

The match comes just over a year after Senegal narrowly failed to advance from the group stage in the World Cup in Russia and 17 years after they were beaten on penalties by Cameroon in the 2002 African Cup of Nations final.

(Production: Mostafa Salem)

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