Algerian football lived a very difficult week, in various European stadiums, after its local federation lost the World Cup battle, and its professional stars suffered severe and sudden defeats that kept them away from various competitions.
On the other hand, FIFA informed its Algerian counterpart of rejecting the complaint submitted by its Algerian counterpart, regarding the replay of the Algerian national team’s match against Cameroon in the African qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Between the World Cup failure, the European exit and the African downfall… Algerian football is having a difficult week
The Algerian fans suffered great disappointment after this decision, to launch a scathing attack on the Algerian Football Association, after publishing a statement that concealed half the facts – as the fans believed – in addition to the lack of necessary evidence in the complaint submitted by Algeria, which ended in its immediate rejection.
Riyad Mahrez and Issa Mandy eliminated from the Champions League
Algerian duo Riyad Mahrez of Manchester City and Issa Mandy of Villarreal of Spain were bid farewell to the Champions League, after the painful semi-final loss at the hands of Real Madrid and Liverpool, respectively.
Mahrez was only one minute away from qualifying for the final confrontation with Manchester City, after scoring the goal to lead Real Madrid 1-0 until the 90th minute, before the Royal Club turned the table on Mahrez’s colleagues by scoring two goals in just 48 seconds through Brazilian Rodrigo, to reach The confrontation to the extra time in which Real Madrid scored a third goal from a penalty kick by French striker Karim Benzema.
For his part, Mandy suffered a deserved loss in going with Villarreal against its host Liverpool, with a score of 2-0; But the Spanish club was close to creating a big surprise after its two goals in the second leg, but the net did not last long, and received 3 goals in a row, to officially bid Mandy farewell with Villarreal in European competitions.
Said Benrahma bids farewell to the European League
For his part, West Ham United striker, Said Benrahma, bid farewell to the European League semi-finals, after losing 1-2 at home to Frankfurt, Germany, and then losing again in the second leg with a goal without a response.
Algerian Benrahma did not perform the expected performance against German rival Eintracht Frankfurt, who continued his adventure in the tournament and reached the final, where he will face the Scottish club Rangers, who qualified at the expense of Germany’s Leipzig.
Hicham Boudaoui loses the French Cup final with Nice
As for the other Algerian, Hicham Boudaoui, the 22-year-old French midfielder from Nice, lost the dream of climbing to the podium with his team, after falling in the French Cup final against Nantes 1-0.
Boudaoui made a normal performance in the final match, and the most prominent moments related to the Algerian star were those in which he received a yellow card in the 55th minute.
ES Setif fell by four against Al-Ahly of Egypt in the semi-finals of the African Champions League
In the end, Algeria’s ES Setif fell to its Egyptian host, Al-Ahly, with a big score of 4-0, in the first leg of the semi-finals of the African Champions League competition at Al-Salam Stadium in the Egyptian capital, Cairo.
ES Setif does not seem able to return in the second leg after the appearance of its players surrendering to the influence of the Red Genie in the first leg, which increases the chances of Al-Ahly qualifying to the final, which is initially scheduled for May 29.
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