If the Fennecs finally had the last word against Qatar, the 18 minutes of added time went badly.
The second Arab Cup semi-final between Algeria and host country Qatar gave rise to an implausible scenario. The fault of the referee of the meeting, Szymon Marciniak, who did not hesitate to allow more than 18 minutes of added time when the fourth had announced nine minutes. Enough to allow Qatar to equalize and then the Fennecs to regain the advantage in extremis thanks to a penalty converted by Youcef Belaïli.
And despite the happy outcome, Madjid Bougherra, the Algerian coach did not appreciate the freedom taken by the Polish referee. “I’m not at all happy with the referee today, adding nine minutes is just incredible, 120 minutes against Morocco and 110 minutes today is too much”, he denounced before congratulating his players: “I think we’re the only team that has played big, big matches, Egypt, Morocco, and now Qatar champions Qatar, you know, playing six matches in seventeen days is very, very difficult. , that’s why I want to congratulate the players, they put their hearts into it. ”
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