Algeria coach Georges Leekens admitted on Sunday that his side does not situate much chance of making it to the knockout stage of the Africa Cup of Nations.
The loss to Tunisia leaves unreal, Algeria facing African Nations Cup disgrace.
Riyad Mahrez knew the game was almost up. Five minutes of normal time were left and Algeria, needing two goals to recover any impulsion for their African Nations Cup movement, looked out of ideas.
They know that the chances are not great. It does not only depend on them, said the Belgian ahead of Monday’s final matches in Group B.
Algeria, with just one point to their name, must beat already qualified Senegal and hope that Tunisia loses to outsiders Zimbabwe if they are to make the last eight.
Even then they must make sure they finished with a better goal difference than Zimbabwe.
Algeria, with current African Footballer of the Year Riyad Mahrez in their ranks, meets Senegal in Franceville while the other game takes place at the same time in Gabon’s capital Libreville.
They will do everything to win their game and qualify for the quarter-finals, added veteran defender Djamel Mesbah.