Latest update: 05/06/2011
- Africa Cup of Nations - Algeria - football - Morocco
Morocco trounce Algeria in African cup qualifier
Morocco crushed neighbours Algeria 4-0 in Saturday’s qualifying match for the African Cup of Nations to move three points clear at the top of Group D, ahead of Algeria, the Central African Republic and Tanzania.
By NEWS WIRES (text)
REUTERS - Morocco thumped neighbours Algeria 4-0 on Saturday to go top of African Nations Cup Group D qualifying.
Mehdi Benatia opened the scoring after a 21st-minute corner and Marouane Chamakh pounced on a superb through ball down the middle to make it 2-0 in the 38th.
Youssouf Hadji added a third goal on the hour before Oussama Asaidi completed the rout.
Morocco have seven points from four games, three ahead of Algeria, Central Africa and Tanzania.