Rais M’Bolhi 7
The award-winning-sofa-designer beard may have gone but his good form from the World Cup continues.
Aissa Mandi 4
Extremely fortunate to be on the pitch after his foul for the penalty.
Rafik Halliche 5
Exposed to pace and didn’t seem so composed.
Carl Medjani 5
Slightly more solid than his partner at centre-back but also troubled by South Africa’s pace.
Faouzi Ghoulam 7
Great power to outmuscle Manyisa and slam the ball past Keet.
Nabil Bentaleb 6
Established himself in the game in the latter stages as Algeria showed their quality.
Medhi Lacen 5
Not at his best, one of Algeria’s players troubled by South Africa’s pressing.
Riyad Mahrez 4
Surprisingly poor delivery from set pieces, poor tracking back when his team was under pressure.
Sofiane Feghouli 5
Marked out of the game by Matlaba, didn’t see much of the ball.
Yacine Brahimi 7
Remained diligent despite the bobbling pitch and Algeria being under the cosh, his cross led to the own goal equaliser.
Islam Slimani 6
Not at his workmanlike best, but got his goal in the end, albeit fortuitously.
Saphir Taider 6
Solid half hour appearance, helped Algeria regain control of midfield.
Ishak Belfodil 6
His height unsettled the South Africa backline though he still brings very little to the team.
Darren Keet 5
Commanding and confident at first, but should have done better for Slimani and Ghoulam’s goals late on.
Anele Ngcongca 6
Moved to the centre after Coetzee went off and didn’t disgrace himself.
Rivaldo Coetzee 6
Mature head on young shoulders, showed why he is held in high regard before being stretchered off early.
Thulani Hlatshwayo 5
Unlucky with the own goal, dealt with Slimani well in the first half.
Thabo Matlaba 7
Did the job of keeping Sofiane Feghouli out of the game but also meant his attacking duties were restricted.
Dean Furman 5
Swept midfield well before South Africa dwindled. Rattled the bar in the first half,
Oupa Manyisa 6
Lovely intricate passes for South Africa’s flowing attacking moves, but manhandled too easily for Ghoulam’s goal.
Thuso Phala 8
Tireless, lively performance from the winger, rounded off with the opening goal.
Andile Jali 7
Denied by M’Bolhi after a good run into the penalty area, some good passes from deep.
Sibusiso Vilakazi 6
A key cog in the attack, worked hard and was another who was denied by M’Bolhi.
Tokelo Rantie 5
His pace unsettled the Algerian centre-backs, will rue his penalty miss.
Siyabonga Nhlapo 6
Came on for Coetzee and did well, though was nowhere to be seen for Ghoulam’s goal.