Tournament favourites Algeria hit back from a goal down to eventually earn a comfortable win in their opening game.

After dominating the first half, South Africa took a 51st minute lead when Thuso Phala finished a flowing move.

Tokelo Rantie missed the chance to double the lead when his penalty hit the bar and Thulani Hlatshwayo headed past his own keeper to level the score.

Faouzi Ghoulam put Algeria ahead with a fierce shot and Islam Slimani squeezed the third under goalkeeper Darren Keet.

More to follow.

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

Algeria

  • 23 M'bolhi
  • 20 Mandi Booked
  • 12 Medjani
  • 05 Halliche
  • 03 Ghoulam
  • 14 Bentaleb
  • 08 Lacen (Taïder - 64' )
  • 10 Feghouli
  • 11 Brahimi (Soudani - 90' )
  • 07 Mahrez (Belfodil - 60' )
  • 13 Slimani

Substitutes

  • 01 Doukha
  • 02 Bougherra
  • 04 Cadamuro
  • 06 Mesbah
  • 09 Belfodil
  • 15 Soudani
  • 16 Zemmamouche
  • 17 Kadir
  • 18 Djabou
  • 19 Taïder
  • 21 Kashi
  • 22 Zeffane

South Africa

  • 01 Keet
  • 06 Ngcongca
  • 14 Hlatshwayo
  • 02 Coetzee (Nhlapo - 29' )
  • 11 Matlaba Booked
  • 18 Phala
  • 15 Furman
  • 05 Jali
  • 20 Manyisa
  • 10 Vilakazi (Masango - 85' )
  • 23 Rantie (Ndulula - 79' )

Substitutes

  • 03 Mathoho
  • 04 Nhlapo
  • 07 Masango
  • 08 Zungu
  • 09 Ndulula
  • 12 Letsholonyane
  • 13 Sangweni
  • 16 Khuzwayo
  • 17 Parker
  • 19 Zwane
  • 21 Phungwayo
  • 22 Mabokgwane
Ref: Noumandiez Doue

Match Stats

Possession

53 47

Shots

11 10

On target

6 4

Corners

6 6

Fouls

12 14

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Algeria 3, South Africa 1.

90:00 +4:05 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Algeria 3, South Africa 1.

90:00 +1:31

Foul by Ishak Belfodil (Algeria).

90:00 +1:31

Siyabonga Nhlapo (South Africa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

89:25 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Algeria. Soudani replaces Yacine Brahimi.

88:45

Rafik Halliche (Algeria) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

88:45

Foul by Oupa Manyisa (South Africa).

87:41

Corner, South Africa. Conceded by Rais M'bolhi.

87:05

Corner, South Africa. Conceded by Faouzi Ghoulam.

84:43

Foul by Yacine Brahimi (Algeria).

84:43

Thuso Phala (South Africa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

84:16 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, South Africa. Mandla Masango replaces Sibusiso Vilakazi.

84:00

Corner, Algeria. Conceded by Anele Ngcongca.

82:18 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Algeria 3, South Africa 1. Islam Slimani (Algeria) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ishak Belfodil with a headed pass.

79:07

Offside, Algeria. Yacine Brahimi tries a through ball, but Carl Medjani is caught offside.

78:42 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, South Africa. Bongani Ndulula replaces Tokelo Rantie.

78:24

Corner, Algeria. Conceded by Anele Ngcongca.

76:00

Foul by Sibusiso Vilakazi (South Africa).

76:00

Yacine Brahimi (Algeria) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

74:29

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

73:23

Delay in match Rafik Halliche (Algeria) because of an injury.

72:52

Foul by Sibusiso Vilakazi (South Africa).

72:52

Rafik Halliche (Algeria) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

71:28 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Algeria 2, South Africa 1. Faouzi Ghoulam (Algeria) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Sofiane Feghouli with a cross.

69:48

Attempt blocked. Carl Medjani (Algeria) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

69:25

Corner, Algeria. Conceded by Oupa Manyisa.

68:46

Foul by Sibusiso Vilakazi (South Africa).

68:46

Carl Medjani (Algeria) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

68:16

Attempt missed. Saphir Taïder (Algeria) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Sofiane Feghouli.

67:56

Attempt saved. Tokelo Rantie (South Africa) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sibusiso Vilakazi with a through ball.

66:53 Goal scored

Goal! Own Goal by Thulani Hlatshwayo, South Africa. Algeria 1, South Africa 1.

65:52

Offside, South Africa. Dean Furman tries a through ball, but Oupa Manyisa is caught offside.

64:50

Anele Ngcongca (South Africa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

64:50

Foul by Ishak Belfodil (Algeria).

64:08

Attempt missed. Thuso Phala (South Africa) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Andile Jali with a cross.

63:34 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Algeria. Saphir Taïder replaces Mehdi Lacen.

62:44

Corner, South Africa. Conceded by Aissa Mandi.

61:59

Thulani Hlatshwayo (South Africa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

61:59

Foul by Ishak Belfodil (Algeria).

61:13

Attempt missed. Andile Jali (South Africa) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Tokelo Rantie.

60:37

Attempt missed. Tokelo Rantie (South Africa) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Siyabonga Nhlapo.

59:41 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Algeria. Ishak Belfodil replaces Riyad Mahrez.

58:18

Corner, Algeria. Conceded by Anele Ngcongca.

57:53

Corner, Algeria. Conceded by Thabo Matlaba.

55:09

Attempt saved. Islam Slimani (Algeria) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the top right corner.

55:07

Attempt saved. Islam Slimani (Algeria) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Aissa Mandi.

53:49

Penalty missed! Still Algeria 0, South Africa 1. Tokelo Rantie (South Africa) hits the bar with a right footed shot.

52:52 Booking

Booking Aissa Mandi (Algeria) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

52:43

Penalty South Africa. Sibusiso Vilakazi draws a foul in the penalty area.

52:43

Penalty conceded by Aissa Mandi (Algeria) after a foul in the penalty area.

52:09

Anele Ngcongca (South Africa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

52:09

Foul by Islam Slimani (Algeria).

51:49

Offside, South Africa. Sibusiso Vilakazi tries a through ball, but Tokelo Rantie is caught offside.

50:26 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Algeria 0, South Africa 1. Thuso Phala (South Africa) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sibusiso Vilakazi.

49:42

Attempt missed. Tokelo Rantie (South Africa) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Thuso Phala with a cross following a corner.

49:12

Corner, South Africa. Conceded by Aissa Mandi.

46:17

Offside, South Africa. Oupa Manyisa tries a through ball, but Tokelo Rantie is caught offside.

45:50

Sofiane Feghouli (Algeria) wins a free kick on the right wing.

45:50

Foul by Thabo Matlaba (South Africa).

45:00

Second Half begins Algeria 0, South Africa 0.

45:00 +2:04 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Algeria 0, South Africa 0.

43:58

Thuso Phala (South Africa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

43:58

Foul by Riyad Mahrez (Algeria).

42:47

Attempt saved. Andile Jali (South Africa) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Oupa Manyisa.

41:59

Attempt missed. Riyad Mahrez (Algeria) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Mehdi Lacen.

38:44

Foul by Dean Furman (South Africa).

38:44

Riyad Mahrez (Algeria) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

37:40

Attempt missed. Carl Medjani (Algeria) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

37:39

Attempt blocked. Islam Slimani (Algeria) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Nabil Bentaleb with a cross.

36:30

Thuso Phala (South Africa) wins a free kick on the right wing.

36:30

Foul by Rafik Halliche (Algeria).

35:58

Thulani Hlatshwayo (South Africa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

35:58

Foul by Islam Slimani (Algeria).

33:43

Foul by Sibusiso Vilakazi (South Africa).

33:43

Nabil Bentaleb (Algeria) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

32:02 Booking

Booking Thabo Matlaba (South Africa) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

31:43

Foul by Thabo Matlaba (South Africa).

31:43

Sofiane Feghouli (Algeria) wins a free kick on the right wing.

28:58 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, South Africa. Siyabonga Nhlapo replaces Rivaldo Coetzee because of an injury.

28:10

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

26:50

Delay in match Rivaldo Coetzee (South Africa) because of an injury.

26:00

Corner, South Africa. Conceded by Rafik Halliche.

23:56

Foul by Andile Jali (South Africa).

23:56

Sofiane Feghouli (Algeria) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

22:47

Offside, South Africa. Anele Ngcongca tries a through ball, but Thuso Phala is caught offside.

22:41

Attempt saved. Dean Furman (South Africa) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Tokelo Rantie.

21:37

Attempt missed. Tokelo Rantie (South Africa) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Andile Jali.

20:33

Andile Jali (South Africa) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

20:33

Foul by Rafik Halliche (Algeria).

19:20

Attempt saved. Yacine Brahimi (Algeria) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Riyad Mahrez.

15:58

Riyad Mahrez (Algeria) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

15:58

Foul by Dean Furman (South Africa).

12:07

Islam Slimani (Algeria) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

12:07

Foul by Thulani Hlatshwayo (South Africa).

11:39

Corner, South Africa. Conceded by Faouzi Ghoulam.

10:19

Riyad Mahrez (Algeria) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

10:19

Foul by Dean Furman (South Africa).

7:06

Islam Slimani (Algeria) wins a free kick on the left wing.

7:06

Foul by Thulani Hlatshwayo (South Africa).

6:27

Attempt saved. Faouzi Ghoulam (Algeria) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

5:50

Nabil Bentaleb (Algeria) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

5:50

Foul by Sibusiso Vilakazi (South Africa).

4:47

Dangerous play by Nabil Bentaleb (Algeria).

4:47

Anele Ngcongca (South Africa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

3:14

Foul by Carl Medjani (Algeria).

3:14

Tokelo Rantie (South Africa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

2:04

Corner, Algeria. Conceded by Thabo Matlaba.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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