• Hillal Soudani celebrates a goal with his Algeria teammates (Getty Images)Source: Getty Images
Matchday two of the FIFA Arab Cup delivered goals in abundance, with Algeria and Morocco each producing dominant four-goal displays.

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The 2021 FIFA Arab Cup kicked off with a bang in Qatar this morning, with 12 goals across four action-packed games.

Morocco 4-0 Palestine

Morocco opened Group C with a 4-0 victory over Palestine thanks to goals from Mohamed Nahiri, Abdelilah Hafidi and Badr Benoun.

Hafidi's second-half double put the result beyond doubt for the African nation, before Benoun's penalty added the finishing touch.

Saudi Arabia 0-1 Jordan

Jordan, meanwhile, defeated Saudi Arabia 1-0 despite playing almost the entire second half with 10 men.

Adnan Hamad's men stunned their neighbours with a flurry of first-half chances but faced an uphill battle after Ehsan Haddad saw red eight minutes after the restart.

Despite their one-man advantage, the Saudis struggled to break down their opposition and Khalifah Al-Dawsari's 62nd-minute own goal only made things worse.

The Green Falcons fashioned their best chance of the game right at the death - one blazed over the bar by Hamed Al-Ghamdi - but by then, they too had been reduced to 10 men.

Algeria 4-0 Sudan 

Arab Cup favourites Algeria opened their campaign with a 4-0 victory over Sudan at the Ahmed bin Ali Stadium.

A brace from Baghdad Bounedjah sent the Greens on their way, before Djamel Benlamri and Hillal Soudani completed the rout by the 46th minute.

Egypt 1-0 Lebanon 

Group D rivals Egypt were also victorious in their opening game, defeating Lebanon 1-0 thanks to Mohamed Afsha's 71st-minute penalty.

The Egyptians had probed their opposition to no avail up until Afsha's crucial spot-kick, with goalkeeper Mostafa Matar doing his utmost to preserve a point for Lebanon.

In the end, Afsha's strike proved the difference, and leaves Carlos Queiroz's side level at the top with Algeria.

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