Sayoud the hero as Algeria win Arab Cup

Extra-time goals by substitute Amir Sayoud and Yacine Brahimi have given Algeria a 2-0 win over neighbours Tunisia in the Arab Cup final at the Al Bayt Stadium.

It added the Arab crown to the Africa Cup of Nations title that Algeria won in 2019, and will defend in Cameroon next month.

The 31-year-old Sayoud made his international debut in Algeria’s opening game of the tournament but did not play again until coming on just past the hour mark in the final.

His thunderous 99th-minute shot gave Tunisia goalkeeper Mouez Hassen no chance and turned Sayoud into an instant national hero.

Brahimi scored on a breakaway with the last kick of the game as Tunisia pushed everyone up for a last-gasp corner and Brahimi raced away unchecked after the ball was cleared by the Algeria defence.

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