Algeria fought back twice to secure a thrilling 2-2 draw against Burkina Faso in a Group D match at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations. The game showcased intense moments, with Baghdad Bounedjah’s 95th-minute equalizer salvaging a crucial point for Algeria.
Burkina Faso took the lead just before half-time as Mohamed Konate’s header found the net. However, Bounedjah leveled the score six minutes into the second half, only for Bertrand Traore’s penalty to restore Burkina Faso’s lead. In added time, with Algeria on the brink of defeat, Bounedjah rose highest to rescue his team, ensuring a dramatic draw.
The result leaves Group D finely poised, with Burkina Faso and Angola sharing the top spot with four points each, followed by Algeria with two points. The game was marked by VAR checks, penalties, and impressive performances from key players.
- Mohamed Konate’s header put Burkina Faso ahead just before half-time.
- Baghdad Bounedjah equalized from close range six minutes into the second half.
- Bertrand Traore scored a penalty to restore Burkina Faso’s lead in the 70th minute.
- In the 95th minute, Bounedjah’s header rescued Algeria with a dramatic equalizer.
The draw keeps Algeria’s hopes alive in the tournament, and they face Mauritania in their next game. Burkina Faso and Angola lead the group, setting the stage for an exciting conclusion to Group D at the Africa Cup of Nations.