Islam Slimani, the Portuguese striker for Sporting Lisbon, caused a state of anxiety among the Algerian fans, prior to Cameroon’s match in the World Cup qualifiers.
Algeria is preparing to face Cameroon, on March 25 and 29, in the decisive day of the African qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup.
About 10 days before the match, Soleimani participated for 90 minutes in the 2-0 victory of his team Sporting de Lisboa over Morerense, on Monday night, in matchday 26 of the Portuguese League, where he scored the first goal in the minute 29.
Soleimani’s participation in the entire match aroused the concern of the Algerian fans, especially since the player participated in the Manchester City match, last Wednesday, in the second leg of the Champions League final, for 89 minutes, and did not come out until the last one. minute.
Ruben Amorium, coach of Sporting Lisboa, revealed the reason why he kept Slimani on the field until the last minute of the Morerense match.
“Soleimani left us on the field because he gives us depth of attack,” Amorium told Sporting Lisbon.
He continued: “Soleimani gives us the nuances on which we build our offensive work, and we want to improve the team’s performance as much as possible.”
Moreirense’s match became the fourth in a row at the local level, in which Slimani scored a goal for Sporting Lisbon, after he scored a goal in a 3-0 win over Estoril Praia on matchday 23, then scored a goal in a 1-1 draw with Martimio, and the brace in a 2-0 win over Estoril Praia.Aroca.
Since returning to Sporting Lisbon from Lyon, Slimani has featured in 6 league games, scoring 4 goals and providing an assist.
It should be noted that Soleimani returned to Sporting with a contract that runs until the end of the next season, 2022-2023, after terminating his contract with French Lyon.