Algerian fans cause chaos in north London after winning African Cup of Nations

Algerian fans stop traffic and light flares at mass celebrations in north London after their football team wins African Cup of Nations for first time in 29 years Algeria beat Senegal 1-0 in the African Cup of Nations after a freak second-minute goal gave them the lead Thousands took to the streets across London including Trafalgar Square and on Old Kent Road Roads in north London had to be closed off and traffic diverted after jubilant fans partied in front of buses and lit dozens of flares 

By William Cole For Mailonline

Published: 09:18 BST, 20 July 2019 | Updated: 09:33 BST, 20 July 2019

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Wild celebrations by Algerian football fans closed off parts of north London last night, as the country won the African Cup of Nations for the first time in 29 years. 

Flares and flags filled the streets of Islington, with buses and cars being diverted off of the high street.

Trafalgar Square was also 'locked up' after hundreds of supporters descended on the central London spot to continue celebrations late into the night.

Algeria won the Africa Cup of Nations for the second time when a freak second-minute goal by Baghdad Bounedjah gave them a 1-0 win over gallant Senegal in the final.

Algerian football fans held wild celebrations across London last night after their country won the African Cup of Nations in a tense 1-0 win over Senegal at the final in Cairo, Egypt

Algerian football fans held wild celebrations across London last night after their country won the African Cup of Nations in a tense 1-0 win over Senegal at the final in Cairo, Egypt

Flares and flags filled the streets of Islington, with buses and cars being diverted off of the high street

Flares and flags filled the streets of Islington, with buses and cars being diverted off of the high street

The competition is the equivalent of the UEFA European Championship for Europe, and saw 24 nations play for the top prize.

As the match

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