“Shan” witnessed some distinguished numbers in the group stage (the official account of the tournament)
On Tuesday, the matches of the first round of the seventh edition of the African Nations Championship for local players, which Algeria will host from January 13 to February 4, ended with the participation of 18 teams for the first time in the history of this competition.
Average goal score and the best first set
The “Shan” competitions witnessed an average scoring outcome, compared to the previous six editions, as it scored 40 goals, as the fifth best scoring rate after each of the 2016 editions (62 goals), 2014 (59 goals), 2011 (46 goals), and 2020. With (46 goals) in a row, and better than the 2018 edition with (39 goals) and 2009 with (20 goals), after I played in this version 21 matches so far, at a time when 24 confrontations were scheduled, following the withdrawal of the Moroccan team from session before it starts.
The teams of the first group scored the most goals, after scoring 12 goals out of a total of 6 matches, more than the third group, whose teams scored 10 goals, then the second with 9 goals, and ahead of the fourth group with 7 goals, while the teams of the fifth group scored only two goals after playing only 3 matches. .
An Algerian achievement that has been absent since 2011
The Algerian national team succeeded in winning its three matches in the group stage, against the teams of Libya, Ethiopia and Mozambique, to raise its score to 9 points, and thus the coach Madjid Bougherra’s battalion was able to achieve a missed number since the second edition that Sudan hosted in 2011, when South Africa and Cameroon won the three matches in the first round. groups.-
5 negative draws and a fiery match between Mali and Angola
The goalless tie between the teams participating in the “CHAN” championship group stage was attended 5 times, and it is the most frequent tie so far. On the other hand, the match between Mali and Angola was among the first round competitions of the fourth group, which scored the most goals with 6 goals, after it ended in a positive draw (3-3), then the match between Libya and Mozambique with 5 goals, which the latter won with a score (3-2) in the second round of the first group. .--
Attack Libya and Madagascar stronger in the first phase
The Libyan national team, which finished third in Group A and left the competition, is considered the strongest attack in the first round, along with the Madagascar national team, the leaders of Group C, after their attack scored 5 goals at this stage.
At a time when the attack of the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo was the weakest in the first stage, after the players of the two teams failed to score any goal during the previous two matches in the second and fifth groups, respectively.
Algeria and Mauritania’s defense is the strongest… and Sudan is the weakest
Algerian goalkeeper Alexis Guendouz kept his net clean in the past three matches, making the “Desert Warriors” defense the strongest alongside Mauritania and Niger, whose nets did not concede any goals in the previous two confrontations in the fourth and fifth groups, respectively.
The Sudanese team’s defense was the weakest in the group stage, after the two goalkeepers, Ali Abu Ashreen and Mohamed Mustafa, conceded 6 goals in the matches against Ghana and Madagascar, while the Libyan team scored 5 goals during the same stage.