Man Of The Match – Madjid Bougherra

Much of his work went unnoticed, but Bougherra was a rock at the back for Algeria and stood up well to the physically imposing Senegalese.

The west Africans saw much of the ball but could not find a way to break down the resolute Algeria defence, marshalled by the experienced Bougherra.

There may have been a worry that Algeria would be bullied into submission by the powerful Senegalese side, but Bougherra ensured that did not happen as he fronted up to the challenge.

The goalscorers may get the plaudits, but this win was built around a solid defensive effort.