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Germany 2-1 Algeria (after extra time)

Mesut Ozil and Andre Schurrle celebrate as Germany beat Algeria 2-1

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World Cup 2014: Germany 2-1 Algeria (aet) highlights

Germany survived a huge test of their World Cup credentials to see off underdogs Algeria in extra time and set up a quarter-final meeting with France.

The three-time champions lacked urgency throughout the 90 minutes. They frequently looked rattled as an enterprising Algeria wasted a succession of chances in an open, exciting encounter, before Andre Schurrle finished from close range early in the first additional period.

Mesut Ozil drilled in to double their lead and, although Abdelmoumene Djabou volleyed home to ensure a frantic end, a relieved Germany held on and will take on the French in Rio on Friday.

Germany's Andre Schurrle

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Andre Schurrle scores cheeky extra-time goal

The result looked inevitable once an impressive Algeria side began to tire, but Joachim Low's men will have to improve dramatically if they are to secure a first World Cup since 1990.

Germany are into the last eight for the 17th time in 18 World Cup appearances, but they lacked the fluency and cutting edge that has seen them installed among the tournament favourites.

Algeria could not mark their first experience of the knockout stage with a win, meaning Africa's representation in Brazil is over, but they depart with immense credit for a superb campaign.

The build-up was dominated by talk of them seeking revenge for 1982, when West Germany's convenient 1-0 win against Austria saw them both reach the second round at Algeria's expense.

They beat the Germans in the group stage that year and looked determined to produce a repeat.

With a 5-1-3-1 formation and five changes to their starting line-up that saw playmaker Yacine Brahimi drop to the bench, the Desert Foxes appeared to be set up defensively.

But, after an early spell of German pressure, they went in search of a shock lead and almost found it.

Germany keeper Manuel Neuer made a vital challenge on Islam Slimani after Faouzi Ghoulam's ball up the left wing eluded Per Mertesacker, and it subsequently took an important tackle from the Arsenal centre-half to deny the same man.

Match facts
Andre Schurrle has scored five goals in his last five competitive matches for Germany.Germany's total of 28 shots (inc. blocked) is a record for this edition of the tournament.
There have now been a record 27 goals scored by substitutes at this World Cup.Algeria (7) have scored more goals in this tournament than in their previous three World Cup finals combined (6).

Sofiane Feghouli then sliced through the Germany back line only to miscue his cross from a brilliant position, Slimani's diving header was correctly disallowed for offside and Ghoulam steamed through on the left but lashed his finish across goal and wide.

Germany eventually managed to exert an influence - Ozil's misdirected cross was tipped over the bar, Muller headed wide and keeper Rais Mbolhi spilled an Ozil drive - but Algeria refused to sit back and Mehdi Mostefa was the latest to come close with a strike that was deflected wide.

Mbolhi made a magnificent double save from Toni Kroos and Mario Gotze as Germany finished the half well, but it was no surprise when Gotze was replaced by Schurrle at the break.

The big question was whether Algeria would maintain their intensity or be punished for their missed chances and the answer nearly arrived when Schurrle's effort was deflected narrowly off target, before Shkodran Mustafi headed at Mbolhi and the goalkeeper pulled off a fine save from Philipp Lahm's shot.

Manuel Neuer

Algeria responded by tightening up at the back and attempting to pounce on the counter-attack. Keeper Neuer was forced to operate as an auxiliary sweeper as Slimani escaped the German centre-backs, while Feghouli drilled wide and then Slimani lashed powerfully at Neuer.

At the other end, Mbolhi made another stunning stop from Muller's header while Esseid Belkalem and Ghoulam cleared off the line from Schurrle and Benedikt Hoewedes respectively.

Algeria were visibly tiring and after Muller and Bastian Schweinsteiger threatened a winner late in the 90 minutes, Schurrle finally broke the deadlock in the opening moments of extra time.

Muller crossed low from the left for the Chelsea forward to dispatch with an improvised finish. It was the 14th of Germany's last 24 World Cup goals that Muller has been involved it.

Ozil rammed in a second before substitute Djabou converted from Feghouli's cross, but there was no time to find another goal as Germany celebrated and Algeria made a tearful exit.

Algeria goalkeeper Rais Mbolhi:

"It's true we are part of Algeria football history, we went farther than any other team before.

"We have to build upon this performance for the future since we saw that Algeria is able to play on an equal footing at a very high level with other teams."

Algeria fans in confident mood ahead of their game with Germany
Algeria fans predict a repeat of their victory over (West) Germany in 1982
Germany's goalkeeper Manuel Neuer challenges Algeria's Islam Slimani
Germany's goalkeeper Manuel Neuer challenges Algeria's Islam Slimani
Algeria's goalkeeper Rais Mbolhi dives for the ball
Algeria's goalkeeper Rais Mbolhi dives for the ball
Philipp Lahm forces a fine save from Rais Mbolhi
Philipp Lahm forces a fine save from Rais Mbolhi
Bastian Schweinsteiger sees his header saved
Bastian Schweinsteiger sees his header saved as the game heads into extra time
Germany's Andre Schurrle scores past Algeria's goalkeeper
Germany's Andre Schurrle scores past Algeria's goalkeeper
Andre Schurrle
Andre Schurrle celebrates his opening goal
Mesut Ozil scored what proved to be the winner
Mesut Ozil scored what proved to be the winner
Abdelmoumene Djabou
Abdelmoumene Djabou scores a late consolation for Algeria

Line-ups

Germany

  • 1Neuer
  • 20Boateng
  • 4Höwedes
  • 16LahmBooked at 107mins
  • 17Mertesacker
  • 18Kroos
  • 13Müller
  • 8Özil
  • 19GötzeSubstituted forSchürrleat 45'minutes
  • 7SchweinsteigerSubstituted forKramerat 109'minutes
  • 21MustafiSubstituted forKhediraat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Khedira
  • 2Großkreutz
  • 3Ginter
  • 9Schürrle
  • 10Podolski
  • 11Klose
  • 12Zieler
  • 14Draxler
  • 15Durm
  • 22Weidenfeller
  • 23Kramer

Algeria

  • 23Mbolhi
  • 20Mandi
  • 3Ghoulam
  • 8Lacen
  • 4Belkalem
  • 5HallicheBooked at 42minsSubstituted forBougherraat 97'minutes
  • 10Feghouli
  • 22Mostefa
  • 13Slimani
  • 19TaïderSubstituted forBrahimiat 78'minutes
  • 15SoudaniSubstituted forDjabouat 100'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Mohamed
  • 2Bougherra
  • 6Mesbah
  • 7Yebda
  • 9Ghilas
  • 11Brahimi
  • 12Medjani
  • 14Bentaleb
  • 16Zemmamouche
  • 17Cadamuro
  • 18Djabou
  • 21Mahrez
Referee:
Sandro Meira Ricci
Attendance:
43,063

Match Stats

Home TeamGermanyAway TeamAlgeria
Possession
Home66%
Away34%
Shots
Home28
Away10
Shots on Target
Home14
Away4
Corners
Home10
Away4
Fouls
Home11
Away20

Live Text

Match ends, Germany 2, Algeria 1.

Second Half Extra Time ends, Germany 2, Algeria 1.

Attempt saved. Madjid Bougherra (Algeria) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Rais M'Bolhi.

Thomas Müller (Germany).

Rais M'Bolhi (Algeria) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Germany 2, Algeria 1. Abdelmoumene Djabou (Algeria) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Sofiane Feghouli with a cross.

Goal!

Goal! Germany 2, Algeria 0. Mesut Özil (Germany) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the high centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. André Schürrle (Germany) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Christoph Kramer (Germany) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Thomas Müller.

Foul by Per Mertesacker (Germany).

Islam Slimani (Algeria) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Mesut Özil (Germany) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Aissa Mandi (Algeria).

Offside, Algeria. Madjid Bougherra tries a through ball, but Abdelmoumene Djabou is caught offside.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Germany. Christoph Kramer replaces Bastian Schweinsteiger.

Delay in match Bastian Schweinsteiger (Germany) because of an injury.

Booking

Philipp Lahm (Germany) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Philipp Lahm (Germany).

Yacine Brahimi (Algeria) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Second Half Extra Time begins Germany 1, Algeria 0.

First Half Extra Time ends, Germany 1, Algeria 0.

Corner, Germany. Conceded by Sofiane Feghouli.

Hand ball by Islam Slimani (Algeria).

Attempt blocked. André Schürrle (Germany) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jerome Boateng.

Attempt missed. Mehdi Mostefa (Algeria) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Algeria. Conceded by Sami Khedira.

Offside, Germany. Thomas Müller tries a through ball, but André Schürrle is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Algeria. Abdelmoumene Djabou replaces Soudani.

Attempt missed. Thomas Müller (Germany) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Mesut Özil.

Substitution

Substitution, Algeria. Madjid Bougherra replaces Rafik Halliche because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Rafik Halliche (Algeria) because of an injury.

Attempt blocked. Thomas Müller (Germany) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sami Khedira.

Sami Khedira (Germany) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Yacine Brahimi (Algeria).

Goal!

Goal! Germany 1, Algeria 0. André Schürrle (Germany) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Thomas Müller.

First Half Extra Time begins Germany 0, Algeria 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Germany 0, Algeria 0.

Corner, Germany. Conceded by Rafik Halliche.

goal

As It Stood

A

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1Brazil321057
2Mexico321037
3Croatia310203
4Cameroon3003-80

B

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1Netherlands330079
2Chile320126
3Spain3102-33
4Australia3003-60

C

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1Colombia330079
2Greece3111-24
3Ivory Coast3102-13
4Japan3012-41

D

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1Costa Rica321037
2Uruguay320106
3Italy3102-13
4England3012-21

E

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1France321067
2Switzerland320116
3Ecuador311104
4Honduras3003-70

F

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1Argentina330039
2Nigeria311104
3Bos-Herze310203
4Iran3012-31

G

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1Germany321057
2USA311104
3Portugal3111-34
4Ghana3012-21

H

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1Belgium330039
2Algeria311114
3Russia3021-12
4South Korea3012-31
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