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Germany Advances to Quarterfinals with 2-1 Win Over Algeria

 

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Germany was pushed by an inspired Algeria before Andre Schuerrle and Mesut Ozil secured a 2-1 extra-time victory to advance Germany onto a World Cup quarterfinal match with France

 

 

Algeria played with energy and confidence to regularly expose a static German defense and Islam Slimani found the net with an early diving header ruled out for offside, but they were indebted to goalkeeper Rais Mbolhi for a great double save to deny Toni Kroos and Mario Goetze which kept the match scoreless at halftime.

Mbolhi made another excellent save from a close-range Thomas Mueller header to take the match into extra time but the fitter-looking Germans were in control by then and took the lead within 90 seconds of the extra period when substitute Schuerrle cleverly dragged in a low Mueller cross. Ozil banged in the second in the 120th minute and though Abdelmoumene Djabou replied in added time Germany extended their remarkable record of reaching at least the quarterfinals in every World Cup since 1938 and gave them their first win in three attempts against Algeria, who famously beat them in a 1982 World Cup group game.

 

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