By Tom Caldon For Mailonline
Published: 10:27 BST, 12 July 2019 | Updated: 10:31 BST, 12 July 2019
Ramy Bensebaini was involved in a bizarre altercation with Crystal Palace forward Wilfied Zaha during Algeria's Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final victory over Ivory Coast on Thursday.
With Algeria defending a throw-in deep inside their own half, the Stade Rennais left-back attempted to deceive match officials by hitting himself in the face with Zaha's arm.
As the pair grappled to win the ball Bensebaini threw himself to the floor holding his face, imploring referee Bamlak Tessema Weyesa to show Zaha a red card, but he took no action.
Wilfried Zaha prepares to compete for a throw-in during Ivory Coast's clash with Algeria
Algeria defender Ramy Bensebaini strikes his own face