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Algeria wins African Cup title, beats Mane's Senegal 1-0

CAIRO (AP) Algeria won the African Cup of Nations, beating Senegal 1-0 in the final with a deflected goal in the opening seconds by striker Baghdad Bounedjah on Friday.

Bounedjah's shot on Algeria's first attack deflected off Senegal defender Salif Sane and looped over goalkeeper Alfred Gomis at Cairo International Stadium.

The goal was timed at 79 seconds - the fastest in an African Cup final for at least 39 years - and delivered Algeria just a second African title and first since 1990.