Algeria vs Tunisia: interesting facts you should know
— Youssef Msakni snatched a stoppage-time goal to give Tunisia a 1-0 win over Algeria four years ago in the only Cup of Nations match between the northern neighbours.
— Both nations have played 65 matches in the tournament and both have lifted the trophy once, when they had the advantage of being Cup of Nations hosts.
— Algeria triumphed in 1990, defeating Nigeria 1-0 through a first-half goal from Cherif Oudjani in a final watched by a 105,000 crowd in Algiers.
— Tunisia succeeded in 2004 with a 2-1 win over Morocco in Rades and Ziad Jaziri struck the winner after Francileudo Santos put the hosts ahead and Youssef Mokhtari levelled.
— Defender Aissa Mandi was a late choice to lead Algeria in Gabon after regular captain Carl Medjani was axed while long-serving goalkeeper Aymen Mathlouthi skippers Tunisia.
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