Players of Algeria celebrate scoring during the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations match between Algeria and Guinea in Cairo, Egypt, on July 7, 2019. Algeria won 3-0. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)
CAIRO, July 7 (Xinhua) -- Algeria advanced to the quarterfinals of Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) after beating Guinea 3-0 here on Sunday evening.
Mohamed Youcef Belaili opened the scoring for Algeria in the 24th minute with a right footed shot from a difficult angle.
Manchester City star Riyad Mehrez scored the second in the 57th minute through a left footed shot from the center of the box and Adam Ounas sealed the win by a similar shot in the 82nd minute.
Algeria, who topped their Group C with three wins, had 42 percent of the ball possession.
Guinea entered the knockouts as the third-placed finisher of Group B.
So far, Algeria, Madagascar, Nigeria, South Africa, Senegal and Benin have been in the AFCON 2019 quarterfinals.
The other two quarterfinal berths will be determined by Monday's two matches - Mali vs Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana vs Tunisia.
Hosted by Egypt, who bid farewell to the tournament after Saturday's 1-0 loss to South Africa, the 32nd AFCON kicked off on June 21 and will close on July 19.