GERMANY 2 – 1 ALGERIA
The Germans have progressed to the next round as they fought long and hard against the Algerians, way past the 90 minute mark.
I have to say, I expected Germany to win this within the 90 minutes and to score maybe 3 goals in doing so. It didn’t play out as expected.
The Algerians don’t play ultra defensively (like Greece) but despite both sides having chances, those opportunities were just not enough to claim victory in the first 90 minutes.
The first goal of the game would happen around 92 minutes, 2 minutes into the 30 minutes extra time that had to be played because the 90 minutes had ended 0-0, with neither team being lucky enough to score.
It was Andre Schurrle who finished precisely with a header from close range early on in the first additional period.
Schurrle would score his fifth goal in his last five competitive matches for Germany.
Algeria did eventually reply with a goal of their own, but it would be one minute after Mesut Ozil had also put his name on the scoresheet and it was too late for the Algerians to get a second and perhaps force the game to go to a penalty shoot out.
France will play Germany in the World Cup Quarter Finals.
[written by] Stuart Drewery.
I’m an Englishman (born and raised in Liverpool in the 80s). My whole family including my parents and grandparents were Liverpool fans so I was born into being a red. I’ve seen Liverpool win the league (about 25 years ago) and I’ve been 100% loyal and committed while supporting the Reds through all the good times AND the bad times since the 80s.
I’m a die hard Liverpool fan (only supported ONE club in my whole life, Liverpool) and one of the most dedicated fans you’ll ever meet.