RIYAD MAHREZ scored an outrageous purpose in Monday’s thrilling African Cup of Nations qualifier towards Zimbabwe.
Already main 1-0 on the time, the Manchester City winger, 29, confirmed off each morsel of his class to double his facet’s lead.
Riyad Mahrez confirmed off his unbelievable first contact as he scored a surprising purpose for AlgeriaCredit score: beIN Sports activities
After snuffing out a Zimbabwe assault, the ball fell to West Ham star Mentioned Benrahma deep in Algeria’s half.
Benrahma pinged a millimetre-perfect cross-field ball to Mahrez on the right-wing.
The ex-Leicester ace managed the ball fantastically with a smooth flick off his heel.
Mahrez then turned his defender not as soon as, however twice to create some room.
He then rifled residence an unstoppable strike together with his weaker, proper foot to provide Algeria a commanding 2-0 lead simply 38 minutes into the sport.
Nevertheless, Zimbabwe got here storming again from the lifeless, with Data Musonda getting a purpose again moments earlier than the break.
The comeback was full on 82 minutes after Prince Dube – solely on the pitch a matter of seconds – grabbed the all-important equaliser.
Algeria are the reigning Afcon champions, having overwhelmed Senegal 1-0 within the 2019 remaining.
Mahrez turned his man twice to create area and hearth residence a strong shotCredit score: beIN Sports activities
And they’re nonetheless in fine condition to have one other run at glory this yr – comfortably prime of their qualifying group.
The draw towards Zimbabwe noticed them drop their first factors of the marketing campaign, profitable their earlier three – however was nonetheless sufficient to make sure they certified for the event correct.
Algeria now sit 5 factors away from Zimbabwe in second, with video games towards Zambia and Botswana to return.