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

Islam Slimani has actually ended up being Algeria’s all-time leading scorer with 38 objectives after scoring a brace in their 6-1 knocking of Niger in a Fifa 2022 World Cup certifying component. 

Slimani overtook Abdelhafid Tasfaout who held the record formerly with 36 objectives, after changing Baghdad Bounedjah in the 67th minute and he went on to score 2 late objectives. 

Manchester City forward Riyad Mahrez put Djamel Belmadi’s males in front with his well taken free-kick in the 27th minute and Sofiane Feghouli doubled the lead, 2 minutes into the second-half. 

Niger reacted with Daniel Sosah’s 50th-minute objective that cut in half the deficit, nevertheless, it was inadequate to motivate their resurgence as Mahrez struck the target once again on the hour-mark with his strike from the charge area. 

The video game was put beyond Jean Cavalli’s side after Zakaryia Souleymane scored an own objective in the 70th minute. 

Slimani concluded the celebration for the hosts at the Stade Mustapha Tchaker with objectives in the 76th and and 88th minutes. 

Friday’s brace increased the 33-year-old’s tally to 6 objectives in the World Cup qualifiers after he scored 4 objectives in their 8-0 victory over Djibouti in September. 

Although they are level on 7 points with Burkina Faso who beat Djibouti 4-0 on Friday, Algeria stay at the top of Group A with a greater objective distinction (+13). 

They go to Niamey for the return component on Monday while Burkina Faso will wait in Marrakech to host Djibouti due to the fact that both nations have actually no arenas authorized for the World Cup qualifiers.

Thanks to a second-half objective from Stuttgart forward Omar Marmoush, Egypt edged North African neighbours Libya by 1-0 in another World Cup certifying component. 

Liverpool talisman Mohamed Salah was in action from start to end up for the Pharaohs as he continues to wait on his very first objective in the qualifiers. 

Egypt lead the standings in Group F with 7 points after 3 matches while Libya are 2nd with 6 points. 

In the 2nd group match, Angola got their very first win after a spectacular 3-1 triumph over Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s Gabon. 

The Arsenal captain has actually played every minute of the Panthers’ video games in the qualifiers however sadly, his contributions have actually not led to an objective for him. 

Gabon sit at the bottom of Group F with simply a point after 3 video games, and they will be intending to enhance their World Cup opportunities on Monday when they host Angola for the 2nd leg.

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