Rais M'Bolhi almost had an easy clean sheet. Through 90 minutes he only had to save one shot, but it was the next shot on target in injury time that ruined his night. In an ugly match that showcased the launching of 150 long passes, 36 fouls and just two shots on target, it was Asamoah Gyan's lone moment of brilliance that pushed Ghana to at tie at the top of the Group.
M'Bolhi's teammates offered nothing in the way of offense. Despite a spirited start, Algeria was unable to put a shot on target the entire match. Ultimately, as the seconds wound down, they broke down defensively too. Mubarek Wakaso sent one of those 150 long balls perfectly to the feet of Asamoah Gyan who, after one touch, blasted the ball far post past a diving M'Bolhi. Only one defender was remotely in the area and the shot was struck too well for M'Bolhi to save. The goal kept Ghana's hope alive in the tournament ,as a draw would have been difficult overcome with one match left in the Group stage.
Algeria plays their next match against Senegal on Tuesday at 1PM EST on BeIN Sport Connect. Barring a blowout win by South Africa over Ghana, Algeria will advance to the knockout round with a win or draw.