Algeria Vs Germany, Round of 16 - Live Score



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Germany vs Algeria, Second Round, FIFA World Cup 2014

Germany: Seven goals in the group of death shows that Germany are lucky enough to have two players, Thomas Mueller and Miroslav Klose, with an unerring ability to find the net under pressure. With players like Toni Kroos and Bastian Schweinsteiger controlling the midfield, it would be difficult to break Germany’s resistance at the center.

Algeria: Vahid Halilhodzic has built an exciting and flexible Algerian side. The Desert Foxes have been great to watch and have reached the second round for the first time in its World Cup history. With Islam Slimani among the goals for his nation, they can cause a surprise.

Form in FIFA World Cup 2014 so far

Germany: 2 Wins and 1 Draw (WDW)

Algeria: 1 Win, 1 Draw and 1 Loss (LWD)


Total Matches Played: 2

Algeria 2 Wins


(215 Mins)

Germany meanwhile are through to take on France in the quarter-finals, but Loew has plenty to mull over before then. His narrow defence looked worryingly porous in the first-half and the even with players like Ozil, Goetze and Mueller on the pitch their attack just didnt click. Their defence looked better when Lahm moved to right-back and with the wealth of options Germany have in central midfield he may find himself starting back in his more natural position against France.

(213 Mins)

FULL-TIME - Now it really is over. The referee blows his whistle to bring an end to what has been an absolutely scintillating encounter between Germany and Algeria. The African side are heading home but can have their heads held high after an excellent performance where they more than matched the Germans for long periods. The first-half especially yielded a number of fantastic opportunities for Algeria and there will be a real What if? feeling in their camp this evening.

(212 Mins)

Germany 2-1 Algeria. Surely not? Slimani slides in to finish a wicked cross and give his side one last shot at progressing.

(210 Mins)

Germany 2-0 Algeria. And that is that. Ozil and Schuerrle work the ball around the keeper and eventually the ball falls to Ozil who only has two defenders on the line to beat and he smashes it home emphatically.

(209 Mins)

That could have been the chance! A long ball is threaded through to Slimani and for a moment he appears to have a clear run at Neuer. The forward has ran himself into the ground tonight though and simply doesnt have the energy to sprint away from Boateng who is able to get back and make an important tackle.

(207 Mins)

Kramer makes a run from deep and plays a one-two with Mueller. His shot is blocked by Mbolhi but Germany attack once more with Mueller. The forwards pull back is dangerous but just out of reach of the onrushing attackers and Algeria hang on.

(206 Mins)

Ozils nightmare evening continues as he dribbles the ball out of play for seemingly no reason. If Germany do go through it will be no thanks to the Arsenal man.

(205 Mins)

Schweinsteiger leaves the pitch.

(202 Mins)

Algeria look so tired here and its playing right into Germanys hands. Their midfield is so adept at keeping the ball that the Algerians are being forced to chase them all over the pitch and are unable to use their energies to attack.

(199 Mins)

Schweinsteiger hobbles off and is replaced by Kramer who is earning just his third cap.

(198 Mins)

Brahimi swings the ball in towards the onrushing Algerian attackers but the ball is slightly too close to Neuer and no one can connect.

(197 Mins)

Lahm picks up what is only Germanys second booking of the tournament for a tug on the shorts of Brahimi. The free-kick gives Algeria an excellent chance to equalise.

(196 Mins)

15 minutes left for the Algerians to find a goal. Theyve threatened throughout but the final ball has often let them down. A little bit of quality in the final third could easily see them back in this one.

(194 Mins)

Schuerrle and Khedira have made a real difference for Germany since their introduction. Khediras introduction has allowed Lahm to drop back to right-back making their defence look much more secure. Schuerrles impact meanwhile has been a little more obvious, but aside from the goal he has been a real worry for the Algerians with his direct running.

(194 Mins)

The Germans celebrate their goal.

(193 Mins)

The first 15 minutes of extra-time are up and its advantage Germany.

(191 Mins)

Khedira challenges Brahimi.

(190 Mins)

Khedira skips away from Mandis challenge and pulls the ball back across the box. His cross is in between Mueller and Schuerrle though and Algeria clear. Halihodzics side are still in this one.

(189 Mins)

Mbolhi retrieves the ball from his net.

(189 Mins)

Schuerrle celebrates his opener.

(188 Mins)

So close to an equaliser! The corner comes in and falls to Mostefa but he screws his shot wide when well placed.

(186 Mins)

Algeria make their final chance. Its Djabou on for Soudani.

(185 Mins)

Mueller finds some space on the edge of the box and fires his shot towards goal but its wide of the post.

(184 Mins)

Halliche has picked up a knock and hell be replaced by Madjid Bougherra. He passes on the captains armband to his teammate as he trots off.

(182 Mins)

Its a great chance for Mueller to double Germanys advantage! He strikes the ball from just inside the area but the defender does really well to block the shot and Algeria clear.

(179 Mins)

Its heartbreak from Algeria who have done so well to take the game to extra-time. It was poor from Mandi, the right-back losing the ball in a dangerous area, and Germany have capitalised on his mistake. Do Algeria still have the energy to mount a fight-back?

(178 Mins)

Germany 1-0 Algeria - Well that didnt take long. Schuerrle opens the scoring with an improvised finish from a Mueller cross.

(177 Mins)

The first period of extra-time is underway. Its going to be Germany who get us underway kicking from left to right.

(176 Mins)

Both sides are still very much in this one. It has been far from a rearguard action from Algeria during the first 90 minutes and theyve attacked with with real intent and cutting edge at times. Germany improved vastly in the second-half and created enough chances to put the game to bed but Mbolhi has been in inspired form.

(171 Mins)

So the 90 minutes are up and the scores are still tied at 0-0. Its been a fantastic game with both sides creating multiple chances. The surprise is that no-one has managed to break the deadlock yet. Can someone find a winner in extra-time or are we going to see a third penalty shoot-out in just six World Cup knockout games.

(170 Mins)

Schuerrle fires a ball in from the left towards Lahm but Haliche just manages to turn the ball behind before the German captain can reach it. The resulting corner is cleared and normal time is almost up.

(168 Mins)

Theres going to be four minutes additional time. Can someone find a winner?

(166 Mins)

Schweinsteiger should have won it for Germany! The ball is floated in from the left and Mueller ducks under it to give Schweinsteiger a completely free header. He powers the ball towards goal but it is within reach of Mbolhi who holds on.

(164 Mins)

Ozil, Kroos and Schweinsteiger are standing over a free-kick from the edge of the box. Its a, shall we say, interesting routine from the Germans as Mueller runs towards the ball only to slip and fall on his face. He quickly gets back to his feet and runs beyond the wall and into the box while Schweinsteiger quite literally runs in a circle around the ball before Ozil clips the ball in. And after all that? Its easily headed away.

(160 Mins)

Ozil has been utterly anonymous tonight and his performance doesnt get any better as the Arsenal star finds himself with space on the left but can only play a weak ball in which is easily cleared.

(158 Mins)

Mueller gets another chance just minutes later after he brings down a long ball with an excellent first touch before turning away from the defender. He pokes the ball towards goal but its just wide and Algeria can breath easily again.

(157 Mins)

Great chance for Mueller! The German forward finds himself with a free header inside the box but can only direct the ball straight at Mbolhi. Either side and that was a goal.

(156 Mins)

After a period of Algerian pressure Germany begin to attack again. Their passing move ends with a header from Schweinsteiger which is just wide of Mbolhis right hand post.

(155 Mins)

Algeria had been quite for until the last few minutes but theyve well and truly woken up again now. First Slimani gets the chance to run at the defence and for a moment his side are two on two. He shoots from the edge of the area and the shot is powerful but straight at Neuer. Straight away the African side fashion another good opportunity but Soudani misplaces his final pass to Slimani when he gets in behind Lahm.

(151 Mins)

Were going to see the introduction of Yacine Brahimi here as Algeria search for a winner. Taider is the man he replaces.

(150 Mins)

Feghouli tries a snapshot from the corner of the box but his volley is a yard wide of Neuers post. He almost caught the German goalkeeper by surprise there.

(147 Mins)

Khedira has an early chance to run at Algeria but his clipped ball over the top is headed clear. Algeria, who have been dangerous on the break all night, attack with a long ball played through to Slimani. Once again Neueur comes rushing off his line to mop up behind the defence and he just manages to get their ahead of Slimani. Any kind of touch from the Algerian and Neuer would surely have seen red.

(146 Mins)

As expected it is Lahm who fills in for Mustafi at right-back. Loew will be hoping the enforced change will actually make his side more solid at the back.

(144 Mins)

Germany are going to have to make their second change here. Mustafi slipped while trying to clear the ball and appears to have pulled a muscle in his leg. Sami Khedira is being prepared to come on, presumably Lahm will drop back to right-back with Khedira slotting into midfield.

(143 Mins)

Ghoulam has gone down under a challenge from Schuerrle. Theres a brief break in play while hes seen to but the defender is going to be okay and the game can continue.

(139 Mins)

The introduction of Schuerrle appears to have forced Algeria a little deeper here. The Chelsea attacker has threatened to get in behind the defence on a few occasions and looks a real danger but so far the Algerian defence are dealing with him well.

(138 Mins)

Lahm cannot believe that Mbolhi managed to save his long distance effort.

(137 Mins)

Schuerrle gets some space to cross from the right but the ball is headed clear. The ball comes out to Lahm who clips a clever ball over the defence for Schuerrle to run on to and this time his cross is put behind for a corner.

(136 Mins)

Neuer spills a corner.

(134 Mins)

The German full-backs are sitting a little deeper this half. It makes a lot of sense considering how many times they were caught out of position in the opening half but also means that the forwards have got much less support when they launch their attacks. Ozil especially is really struggling to impose himself on the game.

(131 Mins)

A powerful strike from Lahm is tipped wide by the impressive Mbolhi. Its an excellent save from the goalkeeper who was at full stretch to keep that one out.

(129 Mins)

Real end-to-end stuff right now in Porto Alegre. Its Algerias turn to threaten this time as they counter from a German corner. The ball is swung across the box for Feghouli who heads the ball back across goal but it doesnt quite drop for Algeria and Germany can get the ball away.

(126 Mins)

Now its Algerias turn to threaten from a corner. Taider whips the ball in and Neuer spills the ball almost to the feet of an attacker. The keeper grabs the ball at the second attempt and launches a fantastic ball downfield towards Schuerrle who looks for a minute to be in behind the Algerian defence. The defender just about catches up with the Chelsea forward though and its behind for a corner.

(124 Mins)

The first chance of the first-half as the ball almost falls for Schuerrle in the box. His shot is blocked and drops agonisingly wide of the post. The resulting corner brings up a second big chance for Germany as Mustafi climbs up above his marker and gets a free header at goal. The ball is straight at Mbohli though and he clings on gratefully.

(122 Mins)

An were underway in the second-half. One change made by Loew as Schuerrle replaces Goetze.

(121 Mins)

A quick stat to emphasise the risky nature of Neuers approach in the first-half: The German goalkeeper had 11 touches of the ball outside his own penalty area during the first 45 minutes.

(119 Mins)

Mbohli tips the ball over the bar.

(116 Mins)

So have Algeria missed their chance? You get the feeling that they really had to bury one of their many opportunities in that first-half and that Germany will come out much stronger after the break. Rather unusually for a smaller side the Algerians do have plenty of quality on their bench though thanks to Halihodzics rotation policy. Will we see someone like Nabil Bentaleb or Yacine Brahimi come on and make the difference in the second-half? Kick-off is only a couple of minutes away.

(110 Mins)

Mbolhi makes himself as big as possible to deny Goetze.

(110 Mins)

Toni Kroos lets fly from distance.

(106 Mins)

HALF-TIME - The referee blows his whistle to bring what has been an enthralling first 45 minutes to a close. If youd have offered Algeria a goalless first-half before kick-off they would have probably taken it, but it will be the African side who are kicking themselves in the dressing room after creating by the far the best chances so far. The Germans have been surprisingly dodgy at the back with Manuel Neuer far too eager to come dashing out from his goal and Howedes and Mustafi looking very much like out of position centre-backs. Can Joachim Loews side turn things around in the second-half?

(103 Mins)

Kroos lets fly from distance again but this time his shot is off target and Mbolhi has a goal-kick.

(102 Mins)

Howedes jumps with Feghouli.

(100 Mins)

Its a brilliant double save from Mbohli! The first shot is from Kroos and its parried out towards Goetze but the Algerian keeper is up straight away and he spreads himself to deny the German forward.

(99 Mins)

That could have gone anywhere! The ball falls to Mostefa from a long throw and his shot rebounds off Boateng and just wide of the post. Taider whips in the resulting corner and Schweinsteiger is there to head clear.

(97 Mins)

Ozil gets his shot away from just outside the area and its parried away by Mbolhi. The ball comes out to Mueller but he cant get his shot away and Algeria clear.

(96 Mins)

Neuer comes rushing out to challenge Slimani.

(96 Mins)

Schweinsteiger has had his sides only shot on goal so far.

(94 Mins)

Mustafi plays the ball into the box from the right and Mueller is there ahead of the defender. Mbohli can only watch and breathe a sigh of relief as the ball flies wide of the post.

(93 Mins)

Feghouli gets the ball up but not down. It sails over the wall and over the bar. Another let off for the Germans.

(91 Mins)

Ozil plays a low ball in towards Goetze but his shot it blocked and suddenly Algeria can counter. They work the ball to the edge of the German box where Goetze commits the foul giving Feghouli an excellent chance with the free-kick.

(91 Mins)

Over on the touchline Joachim Loew looks far from amused. Hes already sent five substitutes to go and warm-up.

(88 Mins)

Neuer again chooses to come dashing off his line following a piece of miscontrol from Mertesacker. Feghouli comes flying towards the ball with Neuer well outside his area but the keeper is first to the ball and he puts it out for a throw.

(85 Mins)

Its down the sides of their defence where the Germans are really struggling. This probably doesnt come as a shock to most of you as once again theyve lined up without a recognised full-back, instead choosing Howedes and Mustafi at left and right-back. Philipp Lahm may have impressed from his central midfield role this season for Bayern Munich but when youre getting torn apart like this and youve got one of the worlds best full-backs sitting in midfield? Maybe its just too obvious.

(84 Mins)

Kroos puts the corner in and its easily dealt with by Mostefa.

(84 Mins)

Ozil has another chance to cross, this time the ball is deep and almost drops under the Algerian crossbar before Mbolhi tips it behind for a corner.

(83 Mins)

At last, a chance for Germany. Ozil whips the ball in from the left towards Thomas Mueller put he cant get the direction on the header and it flies over the bar.

(82 Mins)

The Germans really need to get control of this game. Their passing has been way off so far with the ball going astray on multiple occasions. Again Algeria threaten to break but the ball runs out of play over on the right.

(79 Mins)

The Germany defence are really struggling. Ghoulam escapes the attentions of Mesut Ozil and flies into the box before smashing a shot narrowly wide of Neuers far post.

(77 Mins)

Algeria have got the ball in the back of the net. The flag is up straight away for offside, not before half of the stadium erupts with cheers though. Its Slimani who heads the ball past Neuer from Ghoulams wicked cross. Hes looking so dangerous tonight.

(75 Mins)

Another great chance for Algeria! This time its Feghouli who threatens the German backline, breaking into the box in a great position to pull the ball back. Feghouli elects to blast a shot high over the bar however from an acute angle when he had unmarked teammates begging for a simple pull-back which they could have simply rolled into an empty net. A let off for Germany.

(74 Mins)

Kroos gives the ball to Schweinsteiger and the Bayern Munich man drives a shot towards goal from distance. The ball heads straight towards Mbohli however and he punches the ball up in the air before clutching onto the rebound.

(70 Mins)

Slimani threatens to get a run on goal again picking the ball up inside the German half and driving at there defence. The forward decides to run at the centre-backs when there is space down the right however and is tackled by Mertesacker. A couple of early warning signs for Germany there. They may have enjoyed the majority of possession but its Algeria that have created the best opening so far.

(69 Mins)

Danger for Germany! Poor judgement from Neuer sees the keeper come flying off his line when it looked like Slimani was in round the back of the defence. Fortunately for Neuer he just about manages to smother Slimanis effort from a tight angle and the ball is behind for the corner.

(66 Mins)

Kroos is pulled back by Mostefa when Germany had a chance to break and the free-kick is given. The Algerian midfielder is lucky to escape without a yellow-card there. Germany eventually work the free-kick out to Mustafi on the right but his ball in is gathered up by Mbolhi.

(62 Mins)

Germany are, predictably, seeing most of the ball in these opening minutes. Even when Algeria do regain possession they are can only seem to cede it back to the Germans. Joachim Loews side eventually attempt their first attack down the right but Mustafi is called offside when he almost escapes on the wing. Replays show the defender was well onside however.

(60 Mins)

Germany get us underway. Die Mannschaft play in their all-white kit while Algeria are clad in green.

(58 Mins)

Algerian fans await their game against Germany.

(54 Mins)

This is already Algerias best ever performance at a World Cup. Can they go one better and progress to the quarter-finals tonight at Germanys expense? Kick-off is five minute away.

(52 Mins)

Schweinsteiger prepares to take on Algeria.

(51 Mins)

Beira-Rio Stadium in Porto Alegre hosts tonights game.

(49 Mins)

The winner of tonights clash will be rewarded with a quarter-final match-up with France who beat Nigeria 2-0 earlier in the days other second-round match.

(44 Mins)

Soudani comes in for Algeria to partner Slimani, who scored the goal to take his side through to the last 16 against Russia, in attack. Its one of five changes to the line-up with Bentaleb, Brahimi, Djabou, Mesbah and Medjani all dropping to the bench. The changes mean that Vahid Halilhodžić has used 20 of his 21 outfield players so far at this tournament.

(39 Mins)

For Germany Bastian Schweinsteiger continues in central midfield alongside Philipp Lahm ahead of Sami Khedira. Mario Gotze returns in place of Lukas Podolski who was ineffectual last time out against the USA while Boateng starts at centre-back with Mats Hummels struggling with illness. Mustafi comes in at right-back.

(37 Mins)

Algeria (4-4-2): Mbolhi; Ghoulam, Belkalem, Halliche, Mandi; Feghouli, Taider, Lacen, Mostefa; Soudani, Slimani.

(35 Mins)

Germany (4-2-3-1): Neuer; Howedes, Mertesacker, Boateng, Sustafi; Schweinsteiger, Lahm; Ozil, Kroos, Gotze; Muller.

(35 Mins)

Theres 25 minutes to go until kick-off. Well start by having a look at the line-ups.

(33 Mins)

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