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Clean Sweep For International Quartet

11 September 2014

Yannick Bolasie's DR Congo side picked up their first victory of their Africa Cup of Nations qualifying campaign by beating Sierra Leone 2-0 last night.

The Eagles winger played 70 minutes of the game in their home city of Lubumbashi after the original venue in Sierra Leone was deemed unsafe following the outbreak of the Ebola virus.

Bolasie nearly notched his first international goal on 13 minutes but saw his header drift wide of the mark, but second half strikes from Ndombe Mubele and Jeremy Bokila ensured the Leopards collected their first three points in Group D, having been beaten by Cameroon in the opening game last week.

Adlene Guedioura's Algeria side also picked up a victory to continue their 100% start in their quest to qualify for January's tournament in Morocco. The Fennecs beat Mali 1-0 in Blida with Carl Medjani scoring a late winner after Guedioura's introduction from the bench.

The previous night had seen Wayne Hennessey and Joe Ledley help Wales beat Andorra 2-1 in their opening Euro 2016 qualifier, with Jonny Williams watching on as an unused substitute.

After Hennessey was sent the wrong way from the penalty spot after just six minutes, a shock looked to be on the cards but Chris Coleman's men pulled back a goal through Gareth Bale's header on 22 minutes.

Playing on a poor 3G pitch, Wales struggled to break down their opponents but Ledley was brought on as a sub on the hour mark and nine minutes from time a Bale free-kick clinched the victory.

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