1 July, 2014 - 09:50

World Cup. Germany snatch a late 2-1 win over Algeria

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Germany were nowhere near living up to the favorite status in their last 16 match against Algeria, but managed to snatch an extra time 2-1 victory to make it to quarter-finals.

When Germany found their last 16 stage opponent, there was a common belief Die Mannschaft would cruise through to the next round. However, after all but dominating performance they only opened the scoring in extra time. Andre Schurrle, who came in for Mario Gotze at half-time, used Thomas Mueller’s cross to beat brilliant Rais M’Bolhi. Algeria pushed for an equalizer but conceded the second goal from Mesut Ozil on 119 minutes. Yet, the African team found time to net a consolation goal in the dying seconds, when Abdelmoumene Djabou fired home from Sofiane Feghouli’s cross.

Algeria leave Brazil with their heads held high, while Germany need some boost should they want to get the trophy for the first time since 1990.

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Author: Leon Smolski

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