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Algeria ended a 29-year wait for a second AFCON title, here we take a look at the standout performers in Egypt and those who fell short of expectations:
Algeria have been crowned 2019 Africa Cup of Nations champions after an at times fractious final against Senegal at the Cairo International Stadium.
Senegal coach Aliou Cisse believes the Africa Cup of Nations group stage defeat by Algeria helped fuel their run to the final.
Algeria and Senegal will this Friday in Cairo become the eighth AFCON finalists to have met in the group stage at the same tournament.
While both Aliou Cisse and Djamel Belmadi are now experiencing similar success as coaches, only one can lift the AFCON title in Cairo.
Riyad Mahrez rifled in a stoppage-time free-kick to earn Algeria a dramatic victory over Nigeria and set up a rematch with Senegal in the Africa Cup of Nations final.
Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr admitted he expects a far tougher challenge against Algeria in their Africa Cup of Nations semi-finals.
An Algerian football supporter celebrating his team's win lost control of his car and ran over a family in France, killing a woman and injuring her baby.
Africa Cup of Nations title favourites Algeria defeated the Ivory Coast 4-3 on penalties in Suez to set up a semi-final showdown with Nigeria.
Manchester City winger Riyad Mahrez scored for Algeria as they coasted to the Africa Cup of Nations quarter-finals with a victory over Guinea in Cairo.
AFCON champions Algeria arrived home to a hero's welcome from a crowd of joyful supporters and a "water salute" for their plane at the airport.
Thousands of extra French police are set to be on duty in Paris following clashes involving Algerian football fans sparking a debate about national identity.
The AFCON final between Algeria and Senegal in Cairo Friday will pit local coaches against each other in a title decider for the first time in 21 years.
Five things to know about each of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations finalists, Algeria and Senegal.
French police arrested over two hundred people on Sunday following Algeria's qualification for the final of the Africa Cup of Nations.
Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr admitted he expects a far tougher challenge against Algeria in the AFCON semi-finals than during qualifying for the 2018 World Cup.
Algeria boss Djamel Belmadi said his players are "two very difficult steps" away from writing history as they prepare to face Nigeria.
Two stores near the Champs-Elysees in Paris were looted night, on the sidelines of celebrations marking Algeria's latest win in the Africa Cup of Nations.
Of all the big name strikers from Europe's top leagues into the Africa Cup of Nations, only one has truly lived up to his star billing: Riyad Mahrez.
Morocco boss Herve Renard singled out neighbours Algeria as the most impressive team at the Africa Cup of Nations heading into the knockout stages.
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