Thank you for following along with our play-by-play coverage in Porto Alegre where Germany were severely tested by Algeria but prevailed 2-1 after extra time at the Estadio Beira-Rio. The Germans win, along with France's 2-0 win over Nigeria earlier today sets up a mouthwatering quarter-final between the two European powers. Please join us back in our daily tournament blog where we'll be looking back on Monday's results as well as previewing tomorrow's final two Round of 16 fixtures.
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FULL-TIME: What drama from Porto Alegre! Ozil's goal to put Germany up 2-0 proved to be massively important as Djabou gave Algeria a glimmer of hope but it wasn't enough and now Germany will face France in Rio de Janeiro at the Maracana on Saturday, 5 July in the quarter-finals.
GOAL! Djabou scores to keep the final few seconds interesting! The No18 connects on the cross brilliantly and finds the back of the net but it may be too little too late for Les Fennecs.
GOAL! Ozil scores to all but seal Germany's progression to the quarter-finals! Schurrle and Ozil put together a few nice passes in the area, and Schurrle's first shot is blocked by Belkalem but the rebound is finished into the top corner by Ozil.
Boateng cuts out Slimani's chance on goal once again.
Kramer is denied by M'Bolhi after the No23 is played in by Muller.
Algeria take their free kick quickly to catch the Germans off guard but Boateng isn't surprised and clears the danger.
Schweinsteiger cannot continue and Low elects to bring on Christoph Kramer.
Brahimi's free-kick is a good one and bounces dangerously directly in front of Neuer's goal, but Slimani can't quite get to it.
Philipp Lahm finds his way in the referee's book after puling down Brahimi.
Algeria kick off the second-half of extra time desperately searching for a goal.
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END OF FIRST-HALF OF EXTRA TIME: Schurrle's goal is the difference so far as Algeria's fatigue is beginning to show. Les Fennecs have 15 minutes to equalise, though it's another quarter-of-an-hour for Germany to extend their lead.
WIDE: Mostefa collects the rebound near the penalty spot through a crowd of people and fires but misses just wide.
Algeria make their third and final change.
WIDE: Muller holds the ball near the edge of the area until space presents itself. Once it does he fires and only misses the far post by a few inches.
The captain cannot continue and Halilhodzic brings on Bouguerra.
Ozil breaks free and is in on goal but the captain Rafik Halliche is able to catch up and stop the play.
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GOAL: Andre Schurrle scores no more than 90 seconds into extra time! What a goal from the Chelsea striker. He beats his defender to the near post and with a clever back heel flick puts the ball past M'Bolhi, who didn't know much about it.
Germany kick off the first half of extra time. As a reminder, Algeria still have two substitutions to use and Germany have one remaining.
The teams are hydrating and receiving as much medical attention as possible to prepare them for extra time.
END OF 90 MINUTES: The second-half ends scoreless, but certainly not without plenty of drama and excitement from the Estadio Beira-Rio. Both sides had excellent chances to find a winner but the goalkeepers have been exceptional this evening. Now we enter 30 minutes of extra time to settle the score, otherwise penalties will be needed to decide the outcome for the third time so far in the Round of 16.
GOOD SAVE: Schweinsteiger snaps his header down but M'Bolhi is up to the task and keeps the game scoreless.
Neuer once again comes to the rescue of the German backline and sprints out to clear the danger as Slimani was in alone on goal.
The free-kick is a bit comical as Muller slips before running over the ball as Kroos then looks to chip over the wall but it's not high enough and Algeria regain posession.
Germany are preparing for a free-kick from about 30 yards out.
Ozil looks to pick out Muller but Esseid Belkalem blocks the cross and concedes a corner.
WIDE: Muller does exceptionally well to bring the ball down in Algeria's area and his second touch is just as good to create the space to shoot, but his shot misses just wide.
GOOD SAVE: M'Bolhi makes a big stop on Muller's header and the second effort is then cleared off the line by Esseid Belkalem for a corner.
GOOD CHANCE: Lahm serves in a good ball into the box and Schweinsteiger can't properly connect on his header and it glances wide.
Halilhodzic makes his first change, opting to use the fresh legs of the Granada midfielder.
Soudani makes a strong run into Germany's area but his cross is indecisive and the Europeans clear for a corner.
Slimani shoots from just outside the area but it's straight at Neuer and the German No1 is able to hold on to it.
WIDE: Feghouli's shot goes across the face of goal but rolls wide.
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Neuer comes out of his area of the third time this match to clear the danger, heading out for a throw-in to stop the Algerian attack led by Slimani.
Mustafi cannot continue and Low opts to bring on the Real Madrid midfielder.
Mustafi is down and receiving medical attention after extending his left leg for a clearance.
Kroos' second effort from the corner isn't as good and is easily cleared by the Algerian backline.
The corner generates a second one quickly after Benedikt Howedes' pressure troubles the Algerians.
Mostefa's clearance is poor and it falls to Lahm. The No16 plays in Schurrle who draws a corner.
Andre Schurrle crosses but Algeria clear. The No9 collects the rebound from beyond the area and shoots quickly, buy it's well high.
Now it's the Germans' opportunity to possess. It's been a very even second half so far.
Feghouli gets a cross in but Boateng is able to clear.
GREAT SAVE: Mbolhi gets a fingertip to Lahm's blast that looked bound for the top corner. Great reaction from the Algerian goalkeeper.
Algeria are enjoying a long spell of possession and the crowd chants "Ole" after every pass, cheering on Les Fennecs.
The pace of this game is flying! Algeria come back down on their counter-attack with five players screaming forward. The German backline is able to control but we're witnessing true end-to-end football here.
Neuer bobbles the ball and causes panic in the German area but the goalkeeper regains control and springs a counter-attack but Ghoulam is able to clear the danger.
Germany start off strongly with two quick chances, but Mbolhi is able to cut out the threat.
Algeria kick-off the second half, and Joachim Low has made one change at the break.
Low brings on the Chelsea striker in favour of the Bayner Munich man.
The teams are making their way back out onto the pitch to begin the second half.
Algeria looking good by putting pressure on the Germans and good running off the ball. Let's see if they can continue this level for 45 more— Sacha Kljestan (@Sacha Kljestan) 30/06/2014 20:51
HALF-TIME: The half ends after both sides have seen their fair share of good chances in front of goal. After early German possession, Algeria looked the likelier team to score with several opportunities. However, Germany entered the half as the stronger side and Adi Mbolhi did well to keep the Europeans off the score sheet. The colder weather has enabled the pace to remain high and that'll likely be important with everything still to play for during the second half.
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Toni Kroos unleashes a shot from distance that appears bound for the top corner but it misses just high and a little wide.
GOOD SAVE: Gotze is alone on goal and gets a good look but Mbolhi is able to close down No19's space and keeps the game scoreless.
WIDE: Mehdi Mostefa connects on a strong volley after Algeria's long throw-in ends up just outside the area. It's destined to find the back of the net but it deflects off of Jerome Boateng and out for a corner.
Ozil hits a dipping ball toward Mbolhi and he can only parry it away. It falls to Muller but he's closed down quickly and the ball goes out for a goal-kick.
Mustafi sends in a good ball into the area that finds Muller but his header is wide.
Feghouli's free-kick bends around the wall but sails high.
The attack is stifled by Mario Gotze's tackle, which draws a foul and a dangerous free-kick opportunity.
Ozil makes a run down the right and plays it back to Lahm who is making a nice run into the box, but it's intercepted and springs Algeria on a counter-attack.
Neuer comes dashing out of his area and slides to clear the danger after Mertesacker gives the ball away close to his own goal.
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Mesut Ozil tries to catch Mbolhi off his line with a chip but the goalkeeper is able to tip it over the bar.
After being pegged back for the past few minutes, Germany begin to march down the field towards Mbolhi's goal. Schweinsteiger puts in a good cross looking for Thomas Muller who gets his head to it but misses wide.
DID YOU KNOW?
Porto Alegre is home to Brazil’s largest German-rooted community.
One of Algeria's richest - Mahieddine Tahkout, owner of CIMA Motors - has promised a Porsche Cayenne to whichever #ALG player scores vs #GER— Maher Mezahi (@Maher Mezahi) 30/06/2014 20:19
WIDE: More great build-up from Les Fennecs sees Faouzi Ghoulam storm into the box and shoot, trying to pick out the far post, but his effort is just wide.
NO GOAL: Slimani's diving header finds the back of the net but the No 13 is ruled offside.
Sofiane Feghouli dribbles into the German area and has a few options but elects to shoot. His effort is high and doesn't trouble Neuer.
Bastien Schweinsteiger shoots with pace from abut 35 yards out but it's straight at the goal and Adi Mbolhi is able to block the initial effort and then swallow up the rebound.
Slimani charges forward again and only has one defender to beat, but Per Mertesacker is up to the task and gets a crucial foot in to stop Les Fennecs' attack.
CHANCE: Islam Slimani is on the end of a great ball and is behind the German defence. Manuel Neuer races out of his area and is now a long way away from goal! Slimani looks to touch past the No1 and shoot but the goalkeeper is able to block his effort. What a goal that would have been for Algeria!
Germany are patient when they have the ball and have been using Mustafi as a conduit for their early attacks, but they have yet to truly trouble the Algerian defence.
What team do YOU want to win? #GERvsALG— Mix Diskerud (@Mix Diskerud) 30/06/2014 20:05
Germany control most of the possession in the first few minutes and they begin a good attack forward but play is stopped after Shkodran Mustafi is found to be a step beyond the Algerian backline.
Germany kick off weaing ail white kit.
Next up is Algeria's anthem, Qassaman, and the team and fans proudly sing.
Das Deutschlandlied echoes around the Estadio Beira-Rio as the German team and supporters alike sing along to their national anthem.
These are the most-popular line-ups chosen by FIFA.com users.
1 Manuel NEUER, 4 Benedikt HOEWEDES, 5 Mats HUMMELS, 17 Per MERTESACKER, 20 Jerome BOATENG, 6 Sami KHEDIRA, 7 Bastian SCHWEINSTEIGER, 8 Mesut OEZIL, 18 Toni KROOS, 19 Mario GOETZE, 13 Thomas MUELLER
23 Rais MBOLHI, 2 Madjid BOUGUERRA, 4 Esseid BELKALEM, 5 Rafik HALLICHE, 20 Aissa MANDI, 6 Djamel MESBAH, 10 Sofiane FEGHOULI, 11 Yacine BRAHIMI, 14 Nabil BENTALEB, 18 Abdelmoumene DJABOU, 13 Islam SLIMANI
“Germany are a traditional [team] and Algeria are a surprise. So let’s hope and wish good luck to Algeria, and see if they repeat what they themselves did when they played Germany the first time and even continue to the final. Good luck, Algeria.”
The teams make their way back into the dressing rooms following their warm-ups as the Estadio Beira-Rio is filling in nicely, with good representation from both Algerian and German supporters.
DAVID GINOLA GOES FOR ALGERIA
The former French international tweeted his words of encouragement for Les Fennecs.
"Go (coach) Vahid (Halilhodzic) & the Desert Foxes, it's your turn to believe! We're all behind you. Meet at the Maracana?"
#ALGGER #GERALG Allez Vahid & les Fennecs, c'est à votre tour d'y croire! On est tous derrière vous. Rdv au Maracana?— David Ginola (@David Ginola) 30/06/2014 19:32
THE MAN IN THE MIDDLE
This afternoon's referee is Brazil's Sandro Ricci
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ISLAM SLIMANI, ALGERIA FORWARD
“The Germans are playing very well and everyone knows what they’re capable of. We’re clearly the underdogs, but we’re confident we can put in a great performance. We’ll have to be more focused than ever before and play our very best football.”
JOACHIM LOW, GERMANY COACH
"If anybody thinks or believes - and I think this is a feeling among the general public - that Algeria are easy opponents and that we can already start thinking of the next round, then they're making a huge mistake.”
Algeria are playing in their first Round of 16 match ever, while Germany enter this match on the back of seven consecutive Round of 16 victories from 1986 to 2010.
The Algeria coach talks about the suffering during the World Cup qualifiers, his brother who recently passed away, his responsibility as coach and much more in this video.
DID YOU KNOW?
Algeria's 1982 triumph was their only World Cup win against European opposition. Since then Les Fennecs have mustered three draws and four defeats against UEFA teams. That same result in 1982 was Germany’s only World Cup defeat at the hands of African opponents, against whom Die Nationalelf have also collected four wins and two draws.
Take a trip back to Spain 1982 and enjoy the video highlights from when the last time Germany and Algeria faced one another.
HEAD TO HEAD:
Both of the sides’ previous engagements were won by Algeria. The first was a friendly in 1964 that ended 2-0 courtesy of goals from Khennane Mahi and Ahmed Oudjani. The second match, which finished 2-1 at the 1982 World Cup following goals by Rabah Madjer, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and Lakhdar Belloumi, was the first African victory over a European team in the competition’s history.
The starting XIs for Monday's final Round of 16 match have been named!
#GER LINE-UP: Neuer, Howedes, Schweinsteiger, Ozil, Muller, Lahm (c), Mertesacker, Kroos, Gotze, Boateng, Mustafi #GERALG #WorldCup #joinin— FIFAWorldCup (@FIFAWorldCup) 30/06/2014 19:22
#ALG LINE-UP: Mbolhi, Ghoulam, Belkalem, Halliche (c), Lacen, Feghouli, Slimani, Soudani, Taider, Mandi, Mostefa #GERALG #WorldCup #joinin— FIFAWorldCup (@FIFAWorldCup) 30/06/2014 19:22
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Hello and welcome to the second Round of 16 match of the day from Porto Alegre. France took down Nigeria in Brasilia earlier today with a 2-0 victory. Now, Germany and Algeria meet at the Estadio Beira-Rio as the two teams will fight to earn the opportunity to face Les Bleus in a quarter-finals. Stick with us to see how it all plays out as we provide a minute-by-minute report LIVE from Brazil. #Joinin the global conversation on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, which are all a part of our World Cup social hub.
Estadio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre