Croatian championship: an Algerian nugget marks its debut

In the third game of the Croatian championship, Algerian striker Moncef Bekrar managed to score his first goal of the season.

Indeed, resident of the first division of Croatia, the club of NK Istra bowed against the mastodon of Croatian football, the club of Dynamo Zagreb, with the score of 4-1. A defeat which precipitates Bekrar’s teammates to last place in the standings with zero points after 3 days.

The player of the Algerian U23 team was entitled to 20 minutes during this match. A playing time that was enough for the Algerian international to show his talent. Substituting his team-mate, Batrol Barisic, Moncef Bekrar came into play in the 70th minute of the game.

After 14 minutes on the pitch at the Maksimir stadium, the Croatian capital’s sports arena, Bekrar closed the gap by scoring his new club’s goal.

A score reduction in vain since the men of the technician, Ante Čačić, managed the 4th achievement two minutes from the end of regulation time of the meeting.

Back on the transfer of Moncef Bekrar and the journey with the U23s of Algeria

Aged 21, Moncef Bekrar is having his first professional experience in Europe. After two seasons spent with the Entente de Sétif, he took off to join the Croatian club Istra. The Algerian player has signed a one-year contract, optional renewal.

This is what binds the player to his new club until 2023. Bekrar had taken part in the participation of the Algerian U23 team in the Toulon tournament called the Maurice Revello Tournament.

During this event dedicated to hopeful players, the Greens of Algerian coach Noureddine Ould Ali, had inherited 9th place in the general classification of the tournament. A place that had been disputed between the team of Algeria and that of Indonesia.

Indeed, after leaving back to back, the two teams went to penalties to break away. The Algerian team had the last word by winning the session with the score of 4-3.

The course of the Algerian U23 selection during the Maurice Revello tournament was not prolific since the Algerian team was ranked last in group C after two defeats against the selection of Japan and another against to Colombia.

It was only in the last match that the Greens were able to win against the Comoros team with the score of 2-0.

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