MC Alger beat JS Kabylie 5-4 on penalties to win this year’s edition of the Algeria Cup.
The final of the 50th edition of the annual knockout competition held on Thursday (1 May 2014) at the Mustapha Tchaker Stadium in Blida ended 1-1 in regulation time before MC Alger prevailed from kicks via the spot.
MC Alger were the first to score as early as the fourth minute after JS Kabylie captain Ali Rial deflected a corner into his own net.
A minute from time, the ‘Canaries’ drew level and it was captain Rial who scored from the spot to take the game into extra time, which also failed to produce a winner before going on to penalties. However, Rial missed the vital fifth kick top hand the title to the capital based club, 5-4.
The feat is the seventh triumph for ‘Mouloudia’ after 1971, 1973, 1976, 1983, 2006 and 2007.