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Morocco trounce Algeria in African cup qualifier

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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.

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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.

 

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