2022 World Cup qualifiers: Slimani becomes Algeria’s all-time top scorer as Mahrez scores brace in Niger thrashing


Islam Slimani has change into Algeria’s all-time high scorer with 38 targets after scoring a brace of their 6-1 thrashing of Niger in a Fifa 2022 World Cup qualifying fixture. 

Slimani overtook Abdelhafid Tasfaout who held the file beforehand with 36 targets, after changing Baghdad Bounedjah within the 67th minute and he went on to attain two late targets. 

Manchester Metropolis ahead Riyad Mahrez put Djamel Belmadi’s males in entrance together with his properly taken free-kick within the twenty seventh minute and Sofiane Feghouli doubled the lead, two minutes into the second-half. 

Niger responded with Daniel Sosah’s Fiftieth-minute objective that halved the deficit, nonetheless, it was not sufficient to encourage their comeback as Mahrez hit the goal once more on the hour-mark together with his strike from the penalty spot. 

The sport was put past Jean Cavalli’s facet after Zakaryia Souleymane scored an personal objective within the seventieth minute. 

Slimani wrapped up the celebration for the hosts on the Stade Mustapha Tchaker with targets within the 76th and and 88th minutes. 

Friday’s brace elevated the 33-year-old’s tally to 6 targets within the World Cup qualifiers after he scored 4 targets of their 8-0 overcome Djibouti in September. 

Though they’re degree on seven factors with Burkina Faso who beat Djibouti 4-0 on Friday, Algeria stay on the high of Group A with the next objective distinction (+13). 

They go to Niamey for the return fixture on Monday whereas Burkina Faso will wait in Marrakech to host Djibouti as a result of each nations haven’t any stadiums authorised for the World Cup qualifiers.

Because of a second-half objective from Stuttgart ahead Omar Marmoush, Egypt edged North African neighbours Libya by 1-0 in one other World Cup qualifying fixture. 

Liverpool talisman Mohamed Salah was in motion from begin to end for the Pharaohs as he continues to attend for his first objective within the qualifiers. 

Egypt lead the standings in Group F with seven factors after three matches whereas Libya are second with six factors. 

Within the second group match, Angola grabbed their first win after a surprising 3-1 victory over Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s Gabon. 

The Arsenal captain has performed each minute of the Panthers’ video games within the qualifiers however sadly, his contributions haven’t resulted in a objective for him. 

Gabon sit on the backside of Group F with only a level after three video games, and they are going to be aiming to spice up their World Cup possibilities on Monday after they host Angola for the second leg. | 2022 World Cup qualifiers: Slimani turns into Algeria’s all-time high scorer as Mahrez scores brace in Niger thrashing


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