Algerians on target in the European Cups

Algerian footballers have had a terrific two days in the various European domestic cup competitions this week, with various finding the score-sheet.

Islam Slimani scored what turned out to be the winning goal against Leeds United in the last 16 of the English League Cup. He is now the top scorer in the entire competition, with four goals in three matches for Leicester City.

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The Foxes secured their place in the quarter-finals after Riyad Mahrez came off the bench as a substitute and cut inside to score a brilliant goal with his left foot.

In the French League Cup, Yassine Benzia scored his first goal of the season as Lille saw off Valenciennes to qualify for the next round. Fares Bahlouli also started the game, his first start under Bielsa this season.

Hameur Bouazza scored for Tours as they knocked out Claudio Ranieri’s Nantes in one of the shock results of Wednesday evening, with Haris Belkebla also starting in that match.

Alexandre Oukidja was in goal for Strasbourg, and they advanced to the next round after winning a penalty shoot-out vs St Etienne.

The German Cup saw Ishak Belfodil start and score the only goal of Werder Bremen‘s game, knocking out Hoffenheim in a 1-0 victory for the hosts. He will be looking to add to his goal tally in the Bundesliga.


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