Algeria 1 - 0 Cameroon
Algeria beats Cameroon 1 - 0 to take the lead at the Third Round Leg 1 of 2 FIFA World cup qualifiers that will be hosted by Qatar in mid-November 2022.
The over 100min-encounter was interrupted for a couple of minutes due to a minor electrical issue with one of the lighting projectors. A situation that was immediately managed by the technical staff of the Japoma Omnisport stadium in Douala, Cameroon's economic capital.
Although official statistics show Cameroon had higher ball possession and a comfortable pitch occupation, with more trials at the Algerian goal post, the Indomitable Lions weren't fortunate enough to hit the net.
The goal advantage was given to the Algerian side at 40 minutes by Islam Slimani. The Algerian side was capable of maintaining this score to the end despite a considerable amount of push and pressure from the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon.
The return match will be played on the 29th of March 2022