Germany progressed to the quarter-finals of the 2014 World Cup following a hard-fought 2-1 victory over a resolute Algerian team.
Extra-time strikes from Andre Schurrle and Mesut Ozil proved to be enough to secure Germany's place in the final eight as Algeria were only able to get a consolation through Abdelmoumene Djabou towards the end.
Algeria looked livelier in the opening stages of the game, and they soon found the nets through Islam Slimani in the 17th minute. However, the goal was disallowed as Slimani had been in an offside position.
A couple of minutes later, Algeria again threatened to break the deadlock when Faouzi Ghoulam moved into a very dangerous position after getting the better of Mesut Ozil. However, in the end the attack came to nothing as Ghoulam dragged his shot wide of the target.
Despite Algeria's continued attacks in the opening period of the game, it was Germany who nearly broke the deadlock before the break. Rais M'Bolhi did brilliantly as he kept out a vicious 25-yard effort from Toni Kroos, before quickly getting up to make another save to deny Mario Gotze, who had fired a shot from the rebound.
With only ten minutes into the second half, M'Bolhi was tested once again as he barely managed to keep out an effort from Germany captain Phillip Lahm.
As the matched headed into the final minutes of normal time, Germany put their foot on the gas as they launched a series of attacks on the Algerian defence.
While Thomas Muller's excellent cross was wasted by Bastian Schweinsteiger, the German forward's header, a minute later, was just kept out by M'Bolhi.
M'Bolhi was again in the thick of action as Schweinsteiger, after successfully beating the offside trap, fired an effort on goal. However, the Algerian shotstopper made a relatively easy save as the shot lacked venom.
Just as extra-time started, Germany broke the deadlock through Andre Schurrle. Muller snatched the ball from Aissa Mandi and squared the ball towards Schurrle, who found the nets with an excellent flick past M'Bolhi.
Algeria immediately got the chance to get equaliser when the ball fell kindly to Mehdi Mostefa, but the midfielder failed to test Neuer as he dragged his shot wide of the target.
Germany finally sealed the game by getting a goal in the 120th minute through Mesut Ozil, who smashed the ball home from close range.
Abdelmoumene Djabou managed to pull one back for Algeria in the first minute of injury time, but his goal only proved to be a consolation as Germany held on to their lead and booked a place in the quarter-finals of the 2014 World Cup.
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