Algeria kept their hopes of reaching the last sixteen of the 2014 World Cup alive by recording a comfortable 4-2 win against South Korea in their second Group H game at the Estádio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre.
The Algerians got off to a flying start as they were 3-0 ahead in the first half courtesy strikes from Islam Slimani, Rafik Halliche, Abdelmoumene Djabou.
Son Heung-Min pulled one back for South Korea just after half time but the Desert Foxes added one more through Yacine Brahimi, before the Asian side grabbed another consolation goal through Koo Ja-Cheol.
After seeing a couple of early chances go begging, Algeria struck in the 26th minute through Islam Slimani, who after getting past a couple of South Korean defenders, following a long ball from Carl Medjani, found the net with a lofted effort.
A couple of minutes later, the Desert Foxes doubled their lead through Rafik Halliche. Abdelmoumene Djabou whipped a corner into the box and Halliche powered a header past Jung Sung-Ryong.
The Algerian players joy continued as Abdelmoumene Djabou added a third in the 37th minute. Islam Slimani slipped in a pass to Djabou, who had no mistakes as he slid the ball past Jung.
South Korea looked a little better after the break as they managed to pull one back after only five minutes into the second half. Ki Sung-Yueng sent a through ball towards Son Heung-Min and the midfielder made no mistakes as smashed the ball into the net with his left foot.
South Korea nearly pulled another one back when Sung-Yeung Ki decided to try his luck from 30 yards. But Algeria goalkeeper Rais M'Bolhi produced an excellent save to deny the midfielder.
Just when South Korea seemed to be gathering momentum , Algeria delivered the death blow by getting their fourth goal of the evening through Yacine Brahimi, who found the net with an excellent low effort after exchanging some good passes with Feghouli .
South Korea threatened to cause a late upset after Koo Ja-Cheol found the net in the 72nd minute. But the goal only turned out to be a consolation as Algeria managed to see out the rest of the time.
Check out the full highlights of the game below: