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Goal rush at African Cup as Algeria out, Tunisia through

PORT-GENTIL, Gabon (AP) Algeria was eliminated from the African Cup of Nations in Gabon in a goal rush in the final games in Group B on Monday.

The one-time title contender drew with Senegal 2-2 and learned Tunisia went through to the quarterfinals in its place by beating Zimbabwe 4-2.

Ten goals flew in at the culmination of the group but Algeria's fate was effectively sealed quickly when North African rival Tunisia went 2-0 up very early over the Zimbabweans with strikes from Niam Sliti and Youssef Msakni. Algeria needed Tunisia to lose in Libreville to have a chance of progressing to the quarters.