Mahrez and Guedioura start for Algeria against Senegal

Algeria manager Djamel Belmadi has named the same team for the second group game in a row to play Senegal in Group C at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

Riyad Mahrez captains the side and he is part of a three-man attack alongside Baghdad Bounedjah and Youcef Belaili. The formation is 4-3-3.

Sofiane Feghouli, Ismael Bennacer and Adlene Guedioura form the central midfield trio. Yacine Brahimi, Adam Ounas and Andy Delort will be on the bench for the Desert Foxes and Belmadi will turn to them if he feels the need to as he did so in the first match against Kenya.

Rais M’Bolhi is the man in between the sticks. Youcef Atal and Ramy Bensebaini will provide attacking runs as the full-backs. Both teams are currently on three points and a win will secure a place in the last 16.

The central defensive partnership is made up of Aissa Mandi, who is really good at passing, and Djamel Benlamri, who is really good at tackling and defending. You can follow the game in English with DZ Football.

Algeria XI in full: Rais M’Bolhi, Youcef Atal, Aissa Mandi, Djamel Benlamri, Ramy Bensebaini, Adlene Guedioura, Ismael Bennacer, Sofiane Feghouli, Riyad Mahrez, Baghdad Bounedjah, Youcef Belaili

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