A defensively tactical setup for Algeria worked brilliantly as the Fennecs came out of Cameroon with a 1-0 victory in the first leg of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying playoff between the two teams. The defensive success for Djamel Belmadi’s side came at the sacrifice of prominence on the attacking end with star playmaker Riyad Mahrez struggling to find the ball for long stretches. La Gazette du Fennec goes into more detail regarding Mahrez’s performance, highlighting that the Manchester City attacker only had 19 touches in the 90 minutes.
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