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Germany 2-1 Algeria

Germany 2-1 Algeria

 

  • GOAL

    Germany 2-1 Algeria - Abdelmoumene Djabou

    Posted at120 mins

    Hang on! Hang on a minute! Algeria score from nowhere, Abdelmoumene Djabou arriving on a great cross to bury at the back post.

  • Former England winger Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live in Porto Alegre

    Germany 2-0 Algeria

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    "You feel for Algeria - they have put in so much effort. Four of their players are sat on the floor. But Germany nearly made a mess of that between Ozil and Schurrle. But the last finish from Ozil was excellent."

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    GOAL

    Germany 2-0 Algeria - Mesut Ozil

    Posted at119 mins

    That really is that now. He's not had a great game but Mesut Ozil wraps it up.

    Andre Schurrle is played clean through, he should shoot but passes to Ozil. He should shoot but passes to Schurrle. His shot is blocked but Ozil finally applies the coup de grace with his left foot, swishing the ball into the roof of the net.

    Germany will face France. Can't wait.

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    GOAL

    Germany 2-0 Algeria - Mesut Ozil

    Posted at119 mins

    That really is that now. He's not had a great game but Mesut Ozil wraps it up.

    Andre Schurrle is played clean through, he should shoot but passes to Ozil. He should shoot but passes to Schurrle. His shot is blocked but Ozil finally applies the coup de grace with his left foot, swishing the ball into the roof of the net.

    Germany will face France. Can't wait.

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    Phil, Poole: Heroic failure. Something the English can identify with.

  • The match-winner?

    Germany 1-0 Algeria

    Posted at118 mins

  • Germany 1-0 Algeria

    Posted at117 mins

    How is that not 2-0? First German sub Christoph Kramer has a shot blocked before Thomas Muller skips around goalkeeper Rais Mbolhi but can't find a white shirt in the goalmouth.

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    Social media comments from around the world are being translated and curated by the BBC's multilingual World Cup Twitter conversation, @viabbc.

    NrzNima: Only experience can come to Germany's aid. In every other aspect Algeria are head and shoulders above. It's a shame. France v Algeria could have been a historic match.

  • Germany 1-0 Algeria

    Posted at114 mins

    Both coaches have their heads in their hands. Germany look pretty comfortable but you never know.

    Six minutes remain...

  • Germany 1-0 Algeria

    Posted at111 mins

    The Germany fans are in fine voice now, saluting their side as they play it out. They are not quite home yet though, as Per Mertesacker has to make a brave header to clear a cross.

  • Former England winger Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live in Porto Alegre

    Germany 1-0 Algeria

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    "At this stage of the game when you're losing and tired, you come to life when you get the ball. But the problem is when you don't have the ball - your mind goes and your legs become heavier."

  • Germany 1-0 Algeria

    Posted at109 mins

    Algeria have a bright attack down the left but they are halted by an offside flag. That's poor.

    The rain is sheeting down now and we have just over 10 minutes to go.

  • SUBSTITUTION

    Germany 1-0 Algeria

    Posted at108 mins

    Bastian Schweinsteiger is not right, he's pulled something and has to come off. Monchengladbach midfielder Christoph Kramer is on in his place.

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    Fifa World Cup: Andre Schurrle is the first Germany No9 to score at the World Cup since Carsten Jancker in 2002.

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    Lucas: Think it's fair to say that Algeria are the much more improved of the two sides who played out that drab 0-0 in 2010.

    Raj, Wolverhampton: Algeria won't win the World Cup. Costa Rica probably won't win. Chile are out. But those teams have certainly made the World Cup. Algeria, win or lose, have taken a three-time winner to extra time. Well done to them!

  • YELLOW CARD

    Germany 1-0 Algeria

    Posted at106 mins

    Philipp Lahm is booked for a cynical foul as Algeria make a fast start. Lahm pulled Yacine Brahimi's shorts down in fact.

  • Former England winger Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live in Porto Alegre

    Germany 1-0 Algeria

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    "Sami Khedira is the man who has changed the game for Germany. Since he came on, Germany have had more life and more tempo. Algeria can't get near him because his fitness levels are good.

    "For the goal Schurrle stuck his leg out and was hoping to get something on it. I don't think he meant what he did, just pushed his leg back, tried to get contact, comes off his instep and goes into the bottom corner."

  • KICK-OFF

    Germany 1-0 Algeria

    Posted at105 mins

    Back under way then. Can Algeria prevent the inevitable?

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    Gerrardo: All of us Mexicans envy Algeria for not conceding till the 92nd minute, and not at 90+3'... They have got time enough.

  • Germany 1-0 Algeria

    Posted at23:14

    Miroslav Klose has his tracksuit on, his bib on, his slippers on. He has the look of a man who is not coming on at all for Germany.

  • BBC Sport's David Ornstein at Estadio Beira-Rio

    Germany 1-0 Algeria

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    "Those Germany supporters who made it back to their seats in time for Andre Schurrle's goal - the food, drink and toilet queues are one of the less impressive features of this ground - look mightily relieved. Algeria's fans have been silenced; their side have time to get back into this, but Mostefa's miss was poor, they won't get too many more chances and they're looking tired."

  • HALF-TIME

    Germany 1-0 Algeria

    Posted at105 mins

    Half-time in extra time then. Germany 15 minutes away from a quarter-final with France.

  • Guy Mowbray

    BBC Match of the Day commentator

    Germany 1-0 Algeria

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    "The substitution Germany made to bring Andre Schurrle on at half-time changed the game. Germany have just looked a whole lot more full of life thanks to him."

  • Germany 1-0 Algeria

    Posted at103 mins

    German corner, with not a single white shirt in the box. They work it nicely though, Sami Khedira skipping away from a tired challenge to get free - but his cross is behind Andre Schurrle.

  • Former England winger Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live in Porto Alegre

    Germany 1-0 Algeria

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    "Mostefa just lashed at it. It needed some control, although he knew he had to act quickly. He sees a little gap, is surrounded by German defenders, but just drags it wide. What a chance."

  • CLOSE!

    Germany 1-0 Algeria

    Posted at100 mins

    Algeria have not been out of their half since the start of extra time but now they win a corner. Can a set-piece ignite the tie?

    It so nearly does! Penalty box pinball, the ball falls at the feet of Mehdi Mostefa, but he lashes it wide from 12 yards.

    What a chance!

  • Germany 1-0 Algeria

    Posted at98 mins

    Germany playing some lovely stuff now, Mesut Ozil suddenly has all the time and space in the world to play and he finds Thomas Muller for a curler which drifts just beyond the far post.

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    Edward Herbert: Genuinely gutted that Germany just scored! Algeria have played their hearts out but this was always going to happen.

    Allan McDevitt: Thought it looked lucky in real time but that's a pretty classy finish.

  • Germany 1-0 Algeria

    Posted at96 mins

    Mesut Ozil you're in! Absolutely clean through, but his touch lets him down and Rafik Halliche is able to clean it out with a great tackle.

    There could be more goals in this.

  • Germany 1-0 Algeria

    Posted at95 mins

    There are some very tired legs in the Algeria side now as Thomas Muller finds space - his speciality - but sees a low shot blocked.

  • Guy Mowbray

    BBC Match of the Day commentator

    Germany 1-0 Algeria

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    "Is it genius? I think it is from Andre Schurrle. He knows what he has to do and that is brilliant skill. Thomas Muller made it. That is what he does if he is not scoring himself.

    "Relief as much as joy for Germany. It won't make the Algerians change their approach too much. They have attacked for most of the game anyway and they will have to continue that way."

  • Former England winger Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live in Porto Alegre

    Germany 1-0 Algeria

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    "Tired minds, tired legs from Algeria. It has been coming from Germany. They should have done it in 90 minutes, but now they have done it in the first two minutes of extra-time. Have Algeria got the energy to come back? I just don't see it."

  • Germany 1-0 Algeria

    Posted at93 mins

    That could be a knockout blow. Can Algeria recover from this? They've been in onslaught mode for a good half hour and now they need to respond. A real tough ask from here.

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    GOAL

    Germany 1-0 Algeria - Andre Schurrle

    Posted at92 mins

    Oh Mandi!

    Algeria full-back Aissa Mandi gives it away out wide, Thomas Muller gets past the defender and squares to the near post where German sub Andre Schurrle turns it in with a backheel of disputed intention...

    Did he mean it? I'm not sure. Does it matter? No.

  • Germany 0-0 Algeria

    Posted at91 mins

    This is good news for France, of course, who play the winners in Rio on Friday. Miroslav Klose is finally being readied to come on for Germany.

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    Dale Harris: Surely Algeria have to press for a winner in extra time. They would be mad to hold out for penalties against the Germans.

    Rastamadeus FC: Mesut Ozil really needs to be dragged off. He's offering less than nothing. The game has an 119th-minute Miroslav Klose winner written all over it.

    Martin Brown: Whatever happens, Rais Mbolhi the Algeria goalkeeper is man of the match.

  • EXTRA TIME

    Germany 0-0 Algeria

    Posted at90 mins

    It's the third game to go to extra-time in this World Cup. The other two both went to penalties. Germany have never lost a shootout...

  • Germany 0-0 Algeria

    Posted at22:54

    The Algerians are all back up on their feet now as coach Vahid Halilhodzic delivers a passionate speech, all 23 members of the squad are hand-in-hand. Stirring stuff.

    All set? This could be a gripping 30 minutes...

  • BBC Sport's David Ornstein at Estadio Beira-Rio

    Germany 0-0 Algeria

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    "Huge cheers from the Algeria supporters and neutrals as we head to extra time. Less so the Germany fans and members of the media who had flights home booked for tonight."

  • Former England winger Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live in Porto Alegre

    Germany 0-0 Algeria

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    "Well done Algeria. They really hung in there in the last 15 minutes, but Germany should have won the game. Algeria had the better of the first half, but Germany moved the ball a lot sharper in the second half and should have put the game to bed.

    "We've seen this with Algeria in this World Cup, they play well for an hour then seem to come off the pace. The other team get a lot of ball and get a result. You can see that happening here. Have Algeria got another half-hour in the tank? I don't think so. Germany to win it in extra-time."

  • Guy Mowbray

    BBC Match of the Day commentator

    Germany 0-0 Algeria

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    "It would be wrong to say Algeria have held on and kept Germany out. They have more played their part in a game of 'you attack, we attack'.

    "Who wins now? Or do we go to penalties? We know how Germany like those."

  • Germany 0-0 Algeria

    Posted at22:52

    Joachim Low delivers a team talk to his troop in a huddle, as most of the Algerians are flat out on their backs. Surely it's time to send on Miroslav Klose?

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    Al-Ram: A match fit for a World Cup final. England, please take note. This is how you play ze Germans in the round of 16.

  • Germany 0-0 Algeria

    Posted at22:51

    Germany had 21 attempts on goal but couldn't find a way through.

    But this was no park the bus job from Algeria. They've been superb.

  • FULL-TIME

    Germany 0-0 Algeria

    Posted at22:50

    And there we have it! It's extra-time. Superb game.

  • CLOSE!

    Germany 0-0 Algeria

    Posted at90 mins

    Germany swing it out wide, Andre Schurrle delivers the low cross - wide for a corner. My heart's in my mouth, never mind the Algeria fans.

    Keeper Rais Mbolhi then claims the corner. Brilliant.

  • INJURY TIME

    Germany 0-0 Algeria

    Posted at90 mins

    There are four minutes added on. This is going the distance. Unless, unless we have late drama...

  • Former England winger Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live in Porto Alegre

    Germany 0-0 Algeria

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    "If you win the ball around the halfway line I wonder if anyone is going to have a shot to try to catch Neuer out. He's always well off his line - in fact he's out of his box. I bet France have taken note."

  • Guy Mowbray

    BBC Match of the Day commentator

    Germany 0-0 Algeria

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    "Manuel Neuer has spent most of the match outside of his box playing as a central defender. And he's been Germany's best defender by a mile."

  • Germany 0-0 Algeria

    Posted at90 mins

    Into the last minute - and what a chance! Germany this time, Philipp Lahm picks out Bastian Schweinsteiger in the middle but he can't get his neck around it and gets no power in the header. Big chance. Last chance?

  • Germany 0-0 Algeria

    Posted at89 mins

    You're in! Algeria are clean through again but Manuel Neuer is again to the rescue, a third brilliant slide tackle 35 yards from his goal.

  • Germany 0-0 Algeria

    Posted at87 mins

    German free-kick in a good spot. This would do it...

    Thomas Muller pretends to slip over and then runs into the box, but Bastian Schweinsteiger can't find him in the middle.

    Have a shot!

  • Posted at22:42

    We've all had a trial...

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    Daily Telegraph northern football correspondent Mark Ogden: Rais M'Bolhi had a week on trial at Manchester United during 2009-10 season. Looks a keeper tonight...

  • Germany 0-0 Algeria

    Posted at84 mins

    We are into cramptime now, a few Algerian defenders having treatment as Thomas Muller looks to the skies as he reflects on those chances.

    Klose o'clock? Not yet...

  • Gary Lineker

    BBC Sport

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    "Thomas Muller has forgotten he's a Muller!"

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    Joe: Well done to the Algeria manager. He has got his tactics completely right, attacking Germany in weaker areas. Just lacking a decisive striker.

  • Germany 0-0 Algeria

    Posted at83 mins

    It may be madness to call a 0-0 one of the games of the tournament but there you go, I've said it. Brilliant stuff.

    Like a cracking Test match all three results are still on in the dying stages...

  • Former England winger Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live in Porto Alegre

    Germany 0-0 Algeria

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    "Mbolhi is the man of the match without a shadow of a doubt. What a great save. But Muller should score. If he heads it down into the ground, he scores.

    "Then, he has another chance moments later but he should hit it with his left foot. He tries to poke it in with the outside of his right foot. Another opportunity wasted by Germany."

  • CLOSE!

    Germany 0-0 Algeria

    Posted at81 mins

    There's got to be a late a goal here, got to be! Thomas Muller again, beating his marker with a great touch and then serving up a toe-poked finish wide of the near post.

    He goes from the sublime to the ridiculous with each movement...

  • GREAT SAVE!

    Germany 0-0 Algeria

    Posted at80 mins

    Great save again! Sami Khedira delivers a brilliant cross from the right, Thomas Muller has all sorts of space 10 yards out but Rais Mbolhi makes another fine save to turn it away. Andre Schurrle can't convert the rebound.

    A great, great chance! And one Muller should have taken...

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    Matt Flecknoe: Germany losing on penalties to Algeria would make England's exit feel less depressing!

    Bahman Nooraei B: Algeria are playing such an attractive football it's impossible not to root for them.

    Rob Kennedy: Oh for a final ball!

  • Germany 0-0 Algeria

    Posted at79 mins

    Tremendous work from Thomas Muller! He beats two men down the right wing, beating them for skill and then strength, before picking out team-mate Bastian Schweinsteiger dancing in at the front post. His connection is good, but his header flies just wide.

    11 minutes left...

  • SUBSTITUTION

    Germany 0-0 Algeria

    Posted at77 mins

    Change for Algeria. The dangerous Yacine Brahimi is on in place of Saphir Taider.

    Brahimi scored against South Korea, he's a tricky character...

  • Guy Mowbray

    BBC Match of the Day commentator

    Germany 0-0 Algeria

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    "We are in for a grandstand finish here. Algeria are still looking just as likely as Germany to score what could turn out to be a winning goal. It is opening up in Porto Alegre and Algeria again are threatening."

  • Germany 0-0 Algeria

    Posted at75 mins

    As soon as I say that, Algeria have a decent opening through main man Islam Slimani. He is allowed to run at the heart of the German defence and fires a shot right at Manuel Neuer! Moments later they get in again but the cross is no good.

    We could be in for a blockbuster 15 minutes...

  • Germany 0-0 Algeria

    Posted at73 mins

    Under 20 minutes to go. Algeria just starting to look leggy in attack and remember, Nigeria held France to 0-0 until the last 10 minutes.

  • Former England winger Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live in Porto Alegre

    Germany 0-0 Algeria

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    "Neuer is brilliant as a sweeper. He reads the game so well, he is always on edge of the 'd' and ready to come out to pick up long balls."

  • Germany 0-0 Algeria

    Posted at72 mins

    Brilliant again from Manuel Neuer, coming off his line to head the ball clear, 20 yards out of his goal. It looks so risky, but he genuinely knows what he's doing...

  • Germany 0-0 Algeria

    Posted at70 mins

    That could be end of Shkodran Mustafi's World Cup I would have thought, as he leaves the field on a stretcher. Germany's World Cup could be over tonight yet - although they will fancy it if it goes to penalties.

  • Germany 0-0 Algeria

    Posted at70 mins

    As you wish Didi...

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    Germany 0-0 Algeria

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    Former Germany midfielder Dietmar Hamann: "Lahm's positional sense is very poor in midfield. We got two centre-halves playing full-back. Move Lahm back to full-back and bring Khedira on."

  • SUBSTITUTION

    Germany 0-0 Algeria

    Posted at69 mins

    Another change to the Germany back four coming up as Shkodran Mustafi has pinged a hamstring. They will replace him with Sami Khedira, which will see Philipp Lahm move back to full-back. All change.

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    Simon, Canterbury: Great goalkeeping from Rais Mbolhi. Albert Camus would be proud.

  • Germany 0-0 Algeria

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  • Germany 0-0 Algeria

    Posted at65 mins

    Time for a change Jogi Low? Miroslav Klose is still sitting in the dugout. His side's tempo has just dipped again after a manic 15 minutes at the start of the half.

  • Germany 0-0 Algeria

    Posted at63 mins

    As searches for vengeance go, this has been up there with Kill Bill. Brilliant game so far.

  • Former England winger Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live in Porto Alegre

    Germany 0-0 Algeria

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    "Schurrle has held the width well since he has come on and used his pace - because he's got plenty of it. But his final ball has let him down.

    "It is all Germany in the second half. Algeria have come off the pace and tried to slow down the game. Germany are getting more space higher up the field which they didn't have before."

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    Tom Edwards: Anyone else think this is set up for Miroslav Klose to come on and score? Ultimate poacher who Germany could use right about now.

    Pete Hamilton: Klose to come on, score, win the match and break the record?

  • BBC Sport's David Ornstein at Estadio Beira-Rio

    Germany 0-0 Algeria

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    "'Ole!' chant the pockets of Algeria fans as their team enjoy a lengthy period of possession and continue to hold their own, bringing sustained whistling from the German masses.

    "At last the crowd have been given something to cheer about: the first Mexican Wave of the evening. It's actually pretty impressive."

  • Germany 0-0 Algeria

    Posted at60 mins

    Into the last half an hour, Andre Schurrle makes the worst decision since I bought a pasty from a service station at 3am last night and fires well over the top from out on the right. Awful shot, and he gets a glare from Thomas Muller which leaves him in no doubts...

  • Former England winger Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live in Porto Alegre

    Germany 0-0 Algeria

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    "Thomas Muller has not had many decent chances. There is not a lot of room up there for him and he's had no decent service. Germany have been very disappointing."

  • Germany 0-0 Algeria

    Posted at57 mins

    Philipp Lahm has got five goals for Germany in over 100 caps but that would have been one to remember. He did score in the 2006 World Cup, and at the Euros last time out. Big game player.

    Germany have been excellent since the break. This is made for a Miroslav Klose tap-in isn't it?

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    Marwan: A completely different start from the Germans. However this continuous attacking play might have led to an Algeria goal.

    John McEnerney: What a pass from Manuel Neuer for that attack! Like a quarterback except it was with a boot!

    Wilders: Neuer's the only decent Germany player on the pitch!

  • GREAT SAVE!

    Germany 0-0 Algeria

    Posted at54 mins

    Great noise inside Estadio Beira-Rio now as one of the best 0-0s I've seen in years continues at a frantic pace. Both teams slugging away looking away for a knockout, as if they know they can't go the distance. And there it is - almost!

    Wonderful pass from Toni Kroos into Thomas Muller in the D, he lays it back to Philipp Lahm and he arcs a fine strike into the top corner - but Rais Mbolhi makes a wonderful flying save! Right off the end of one finger.

    Lahm can't believe it.

  • Former England winger Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live in Porto Alegre

    Germany 0-0 Algeria

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    "Whoever went down for Germany - I think it was Muller - wanted a penalty. It looked like one to me, but the referee didn't give it."

  • Germany 0-0 Algeria

    Posted at52 mins

    End-to-end-to-end stuff. There will be some tired legs in Porto Alegre.

  • Germany 0-0 Algeria

    Posted at50 mins

    Manuel Neuer drops an Algerian corner, he scrambles and collects though before playing an amazing through ball, 65 yards into Andre Schurle's path and Germany now win a corner.

    Thomas Muller wants a penalty before Algeria counter and have a chance but Germany survive. Breathless!

    Neuer could easily play outfield. That was a sensational pass.

  • Former England winger Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live in Porto Alegre

    Germany 0-0 Algeria

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    "That was Germany's best chance of the match. Either side of the goalkeeper and it's in. It has been a good start by Germany, who are playing a lot quicker."

  • CLOSE!

    Germany 0-0 Algeria

    Posted at48 mins

    Instant impact from Andre Schurrle! He bursts on to a cute lay-off from Thomas Muller, hammers in a drive which deflects off the heel of a defender and spins wide of the target. No more than two foot wide.

    From the corner, Toni Kroos beats a man and stands it up, Shkodran Mustafi meets it with a powerful header but it's straight at Rais Mbolhi. Great start from Germany.

  • Germany 0-0 Algeria

    Posted at47 mins

    The stadium is very slow to fill back up again as Germany boss possession early doors. The fans must be getting the Brazilian equivalent of a Bovril in. Chris Waddle's got his coat on, that's how cold it is...

  • KICK-OFF

    Germany 0-0 Algeria

    Posted at45 mins

    And we are back under way. Can Algeria keep up that rampant pace and pressure?

  • SUBSTITUTION

    Germany 0-0 Algeria

    Posted at22:00

    Andre Schurrle is indeed on at the break, the Chelsea man has replaced Mario Gotze in the Germany side. He will add some energy and pace - which is what they need at centre-half to be honest.

  • Second-half strikes?

    Germany 0-0 Algeria

    Posted at21:59

  • Germany 0-0 Algeria

    Posted at21:59

    Here we go then - the teams are lining back up in the tunnel. Germany out early, the wisdom of Jogi Low ringing in their ears no doubt.

  • Germany 0-0 Algeria

    Posted at21:55

    Matthaus or Sammer would sort this lot out. Germany have such a strong squad but it's also very unbalanced, they have no real quality at full-back and only one out-and-out striker. You can't all play at number 10...

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    Bibhash Dash: Is Manuel Neuer available for a transfer? Manchester United need a centre-back who can also play on the flanks.

    Sola Akingbola: Great football from Algeria. Pace, strength and intelligent movement. A little concerned about their missed chances.

    G Robertson: Germany need a Lothar Matthaus to break things up and control the pace. Bet he's still faster than Per Mertesacker!

  • Germany 0-0 Algeria

    Posted at21:53

    Chelsea speedster Andre Schurrle is out warming up during the break. There's one change to keep an eye on.

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    Ross Boddy: Manuel Neuer is doing his best Jens Lehmann impersonation tonight.

    Richie Cunningham: I hope Joachim Low gives Germany a rollicking at half time and they thump them 4-0. C'mon!

    ApSam: Looking at this German performance and final group standings, Pepe single-handedly sunk Portugal's hopes.

  • Former England winger Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live in Porto Alegre

    Germany 0-0 Algeria

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    "I've been impressed by Algeria for the way they started the game, with good shape and counter attacking on the break. They could have scored two or three goals.

    "Germany have been playing too slow and have big problems with the full-backs. The two full-backs are limited on the ball - they are willing and honest - but not clever enough with their runs.

    "Credit to Algeria - but they tend to come off the pace in the second half of most games."

  • Posted at21:50

    The Algeria v Costa Rica final is still on then.

    Germany must get better. Miroslav Klose may get his chance to break that record after all.

  • Germany 0-0 Algeria

    Posted at21:50

  • BBC Sport's David Ornstein at Estadio Beira-Rio

    Germany 0-0 Algeria

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    "A mixed reaction from a fairly muted crowd as Brazilian referee Sandro Ricci sounds his whistle. The Germany players and coaching staff look far from happy with that 45 minutes and rightly so. Algeria should have been in front and will, at the very least, have given the three-time champions a wake-up call."

  • Guy Mowbray

    BBC Match of the Day commentator

    Germany 0-0 Algeria

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    "Towards the end of the first half Germany forced two good saves from Rais Mbolhi. After a great start the worrying thing for Algeria is that Germany can only get better. Algeria might rue their own missed opportunities."

  • Nearest goes in goal yeah lads?

    Germany 0-0 Algeria

    Posted at21:47

    Manuel Neuer. Half goalkeeper, half sweeper. Look how far out he's touched the ball!

  • HALF-TIME

    Germany 0-0 Algeria

    Posted at21:46

    An excellent 0-0. Top stuff so far.

  • Germany 0-0 Algeria

    Posted at45 mins

    It's been an excellent half, and Germany are ending it on top. They look in control for the first time now, keeping the ball and getting space away from the Algerian pressing.

    The Desert Foxes calling out for the interval...

  • Former England winger Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live in Porto Alegre

    Germany 0-0 Algeria

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    "Barring a couple of shots Germany have done nothing. The Algeria keeper did well to get up and save the rebound. But Gotze has got to take advantage of that spilling."

  • YELLOW CARD

    Germany 0-0 Algeria

    Posted at42 mins

    Ouch - that is a bad'un! Algeria defender Rafik Halliche gets his timing all wrong and slides through the back of Bastian Schweinsteiger, who is lucky not to pick up an injury.

    It was a knee-twister, and Halliche is rightly added to referee Sandro Ricci's notebook.

  • GREAT SAVE!

    Germany 0-0 Algeria

    Posted at41 mins

    What a save! What a game!

    Toni Kroos picks up space for the first time all night, he has a five-yard circle of grass to work in and lashes in a dipping shot, Algeria goalkeeper Rais Mbolhi makes the save but can only steer it out, Mario Gotze is there first, it looks like goal time but Mbolhi brilliantly blocks the rebound.

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    Chris Gilbert: This is the World Cup of the football powerhouses underperforming, and the lower ranked teams pulling out amazing performances.

    C/Brian: Am loving the Algerian underdogs, trying to bite at every opportunity.

    Craig Paterson: 'Per Mertesacker' is German for 'tortoise in concrete moon boots'. Maybe.

  • CLOSE!

    Germany 0-0 Algeria

    Posted at39 mins

    And that is close! Aissa Mandi hammers in a low shot from 25 yards, it hits Jerome Boateng, wrongfoots German keeper Manuel Neuer totally but spins just past the post.

  • Germany 0-0 Algeria

    Posted at39 mins

    Germany have failed to score just four times in 40 against non-European opposition. Wow.

  • Gary Lineker

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    "Never ever thought I'd say this, but Germany look tactically inept."

  • Germany 0-0 Algeria

    Posted at36 mins

    Algeria must tire in the second half, they are playing at a tremendous pace. And as the half comes to an end Germany have a good little spell, Mesut Ozil fires in a dipping shot from 25 yards which Rais Mbolhi just about pushes away.

  • Former England winger Chris Waddle

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    Germany 0-0 Algeria

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    "Algeria are playing some fast football - they are not hanging about. They are looking to break quickly with green shirts flying forward.

    "They are a dangerous side but they do run out of steam in the second half. That happened against Belgium, who came back to dominate the last half-hour and ended up winning the game."

  • Guy Mowbray

    BBC Match of the Day commentator

    Germany 0-0 Algeria

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    "There's been talk of Brazil being fortunate to reach the latter stages of the World Cup given their form, and Germany likewise really. This is their worst showing at this tournament so far.

    "But there's something about Porto Alegre that Algeria like. Their 4-2 win over South Korea here was their biggest ever World Cup win. While arguably their best win was their 2-1 victory against West Germany at the 1982 World Cup."

  • Germany 0-0 Algeria

    Posted at35 mins

    That's excellent movement from Thomas Muller though, beating his marker to head wide from a fine right-wing cross.

    Never write off the Germans.

  • Germany 0-0 Algeria

    Posted at31 mins

    I dread to think what the Dutch could do to this German side, who have no answer to any form of pace on the counter-attack at all. Algeria win the ball back on the edge of their own box after a good move from the Germans, and within five seconds they have won a free-kick 25 yards out after more haphazard defending from dream bugler Per Mertesacker.

    However, Sofiane Feghouli curls it wastefully over the top. German coach Joachim Low will be pleased to get his lads in for half-time here. They're not at the races.

  • Germany 0-0 Algeria

    Posted at30 mins

    Per Mertesacker is a man of many strengths. But playing as the last man on the halfway line is not one of them. A dangerous game, and one that Algeria are more than happy to play...

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    Ubaidullah Budye: Sensational footwork, Algeria are defying the odds here. So positive when they pinch the ball back.

    Ricky Lee Everett: Philipp Lahm might be a great player but he has looked out of his depth in central midfield at this World Cup. And four centre-backs? Why Germany, why?

    Gwalch Mon: Algeria battering the Germans early on. Just a matter of time till the Germans score a fluke then!

  • Germany 0-0 Algeria

    Posted at28 mins

    Germany are basically playing rush keepers here! Per Mertesacker is caught under a high ball again and Islam Slimani would be in until Manuel Neuer tackles him, again a good 40 yards out of his goal.

    He's been brilliant at that so far, but his margin for error is nil. One false move and he'll be off...

  • Former England winger Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live in Porto Alegre

    Germany 0-0 Algeria

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    "There has been a lot more energy about Germany in the last five minutes. Germany have been pressing more and when they press they look more of a threat. They take the ball off Algeria higher up the pitch and can move forward with Algerian players committed forward."

  • Germany 0-0 Algeria

    Posted at26 mins

    Germany have just raised their tempo since that appearance on the touchline from coach Jogi Low, much better.

    Toni Kroos and Philipp Lahm are pulling the strings in the middle but they've not caused anywhere near as much panic in the penalty area as Algeria have.

  • Germany 0-0 Algeria

    Posted at

    Former England striker Michael Owen on Twitter: Been so impressed by Algeria this tournament. Look so dangerous going forward. Germany don't know what's hit them here.

  • BBC Sport's David Ornstein at Estadio Beira-Rio

    Germany 0-0 Algeria

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    "How much could these missed changes come back to haunt Algeria? After a nervous start, the Desert Foxes have rattled the Germans with an intense pressing game that is exposing their opponent's shaky back line.

    "We've just seen a missed pass from Mario Gotze that caused coach Joachim Low to jump off his seat in the dugout and berate his players. That was most out of character - he seems very agitated, while normally-volatile opposite number Vahid Halilhodzic looks as cool as the temperatures inside this arena. The Germany fans have fallen silent, too."

  • Germany 0-0 Algeria

    Posted at23 mins

    Thomas Muller has not seen or heard the ball since the opening 10 minutes but now he gets on the end of a decent cross from the left, heading over the top.

    On the bench, 70-goal man Miroslav Klose looks nervous. But then Germany put together a crafted move as Muller picks out Mesut Ozil on the left, he doesn't know whether to shoot or cross and does neither really. Slick.

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    Mac Jerry: Germany looking really vulnerable. The back four doesn't look convincing enough. The Desert Foxes can cause a shock.

    Brit in Bethesda: The high line, Philipp Lahm playing centre midfield, Sami Khedira benched, four centre backs. Joachim Low is playing World Cup Russian roulette.

    Stephen Rasp: It's always the same with Germany. They play underwhelming football, but still end up winning.

  • Germany 0-0 Algeria

    Posted at20 mins

    Germany are ragged. Benedikt Howedes plays a slack pass out of play and Joachim Low is out of the dugout to give him what for.

    If you let this German side play, you've had it. So Algeria are just not allowing them to. Great stuff from the underdogs thus far.

  • Former England winger Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live in Porto Alegre

    Germany 0-0 Algeria

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    "When you get chances against a quality side like Germany you've got to take advantage, because Germany will at some stage have a period of play where they will cause problems.

    "So far it is all Algeria. Their game plan has been spot on. They are breaking in numbers and breaking at pace.

    "Germany have got to break the play up higher up the field and then break forward. For me they are playing too slow."

    Remember you can listen to Chris' analysis without leaving this page - click the 'Live Coverage' tab at the top of this page for BBC Radio 5 live commentary.

  • CLOSE!

    Germany 0-0 Algeria

    Posted at18 mins

    What a chance again! Algeria are absolutely flying as Faouzi Ghoulam gets away down the left, Mezut Ozil can't or won't track him back into the box and his left-footed strike fizzes just past the top corner.

    Wonderful attacking again from the Desert Foxes...

  • DISALLOWED ALGERIA GOAL

    Germany 0-0 Algeria

    Posted at17 mins

    Brilliantly done! But he's offside!

    What a cross from El Arabi Soudani, he whips it in brilliantly from the left, Islam Slimani is ahead of Jerome Boateng to fire in a low header in off the post.

    He was offside though - great call!

  • Guy Mowbray

    BBC Match of the Day commentator

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    "Germany are rocking at the back, while Algeria are just rocking and rolling. They look so impressive going forward. After the opening we have seen this will not be a simple stroll through to the last eight for Germany.

    "Islam Slimani is already looking really dangerous at the sharp end for Algeria and they have come close to threatening the German goal. But you wonder if coming forward might be their undoing if they leave space for the Germans to exploit."

  • Germany 0-0 Algeria

    Posted at15 mins

    A very promising start. Algeria look like they can get the better of this shaky German defence.

  • Germany 0-0 Algeria

    Posted at14 mins

    Germany turn the ball over and suddenly there is real danger. Toni Kroos tees up Bastian Schweinsteiger on his left who hits a piledriver, goalkeeper Rais Mbolhi is able to make the save.

    At the other end Algeria get in as Sofiane Feghouli turns Jerome Boateng inside out, he drives in on goal and has two men to his left - but fires it wildly over.

    Boateng is all over the place at the back.

  • Gary Lineker

    BBC Sport

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    "The German high-line is bordering on suicidal. Cannot understand why they would play that way with Per Mertesacker."

  • Germany 0-0 Algeria

    Posted at11 mins

    Algeria in again after a mistake from Jerome Boateng, Islam Slimani puts the pedal down but Per Mertesacker makes a fine tackle this time around.

    Algeria have the pace up front. They won't have much of the ball but they have the weapons to hurt Germany...

  • Former England winger Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live in Porto Alegre

    Germany 0-0 Algeria

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    "If the two German centre-halves fall asleep, like they did there, then they could be in trouble. Slimani likes to play on the shoulder, is willing and has plenty of pace. Neuer did ever so well."

  • Germany 0-0 Algeria

    Posted at9 mins

    That's the ball! Algeria hit the pass they need, long and in behind Per Mertesacker to free Islam Slimani.

    German goalkeeper Manuel Neuer meets him 35 yards out, like Rene Higuita in 1990. It could go all wrong for the Bayern man but he makes a cracking sliding tackle in the right-back position.

    That's the ball for Algeria though.

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    MNG: I was 10 in 1982 and it was my first World Cup. Even then l knew the terrible arrangement between the Germans and Austrians had denied Algeria a place in the second round. I know there is little chance but l hope that Algeria come through and right that wrong.

  • Germany 0-0 Algeria

    Posted at6 mins

    Thomas Muller, with his socks round his ankles, like a young uber-Claridge, is drifting all over the place and seeing plenty of the ball.

    The torschutzenkonig - or top scorer - is the danger man.

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    Steve Lloyd: Got to fancy a solid Germany win by a two or three-goal margin. Hoping Algeria can spring a surprise, remember 1982 fellas.

    Chad Ogollah: Time for a group winner to fall. They all leave it late. If it's not Germany today, then Belgium will.

    UTID: Algeria to win 1-0. Germany's passing game will fail against the compact Algerians.

  • Germany 0-0 Algeria

    Posted at4 mins

    The pattern may have been set early doors, as 21 players are camped in the Algerian half, only Manuel Neuer in the German half. Germany will control the ball but Islam Slimani will fancy taking on Per Mertesacker in a foot race with the ball over the top...

  • Former England winger Chris Waddle

    BBC Radio 5 live in Porto Alegre

    Germany 0-0 Algeria

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    "Germany have got the experience and have players playing at big clubs - they've been here many times before. For Algeria, this is where everyone thinks their run ends. But they will be determined, try to frustrate Germany and be dangerous on the counter attack and at set pieces."

  • Germany 0-0 Algeria

    Posted at3 mins

    The ever-versatile Jerome Boateng has switched to centre-half tonight for Germany and he starts a glowing move which releases Shkodran Mustafi into the channel - but he's offside. Hold the line!

  • Germany 0-0 Algeria

    Posted at1 mins

    Germany start brightly as they look to play in Thomas Muller in behind the Algerian defence but they sweep him up neatly.

  • LINE-UPS

    Germany 0-0 Algeria

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    Algeria: M'Bolhi, Mandi, Belkalem, Halliche, Ghoulam, Lacen, Mostefa, Feghouli, Soudani, Taider, Slimani. Subs: Si Mohamed, Zemmamouche, Bougherra, Mesbah, Yebda, Ghilas, Brahimi, Medjani, Bentaleb, Cadamuro, Djabou, Mahrez.

  • LINE-UPS

    Germany 0-0 Algeria

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    Germany: Neuer, Mustafi, Mertesacker, Boateng, Howedes, Lahm, Ozil, Schweinsteiger, Kroos, Gotze, Muller. Subs: Zieler, Weidenfeller, Grosskreutz, Ginter, Khedira, Schurrle, Podolski, Klose, Draxler, Durm, Kramer.

  • KICK-OFF

    Germany 0-0 Algeria

    Posted at0 mins

    We are under way...

  • Germany v Algeria (21:00 BST)

    Posted at20:58

    Porto Alegre coming to life now, relative rookie Shkodran Mustafi gets a hug and a slap on the back from Bastian Schweinsteiger. Just treat it like a run out for Everton reserves...

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    Social media comments from around the world are being translated and curated by the BBC's multilingual World Cup Twitter conversation, @viabbc.

    Ahmed al-Hasari: I think Algeria have done what they had to do, but unfortunately the journey will end at the hurdle of German machinery.

    Bahari Mouhajir: If the Algeria squad of 1982 beat the best Germany squad ever, then why can't the 2014 squad win over an inferior team?

    Joe Chapper: It's difficult for Algeria to win against Germany but it won't be impossible.

  • Germany v Algeria (21:00 BST)

    Posted at20:56

    Excellent anthems from both sides, with Deutschland just pipping it on noise made. Algeria winning the beard war for sure.

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    African football journalist Mo Allie: "Algeria will be grinding to a halt and the entire Arab world will be grinding to a halt. Algeria are representing the Arab world. I think they can nick a win - with a goal from a set-piece."

  • Germany v Algeria (21:00 BST)

    Posted at20:53

    That familiar music means it's time for the teams to emerge. Bastian Schweinsteiger taking the role of rabble rouser for the Germans, who look very, very relaxed. They've been here before so often that it's a matter of routine.

    For Algeria this is a step into the unknown.

  • Germany v Algeria (21:00 BST)

    Posted at20:50

    Handslaps all round in the tunnel - handshakes are dead it seems at this World Cup - as the sides line up. Here we go then, Germany v Algeria for the right to play France in the last eight. WAKE UP!

  • BBC Sport's David Ornstein in Porto Alegre

    Germany v Algeria (21:00 BST)

    Posted at

    "Very low-key atmosphere inside Estadio Beira-Rio as kick-off approaches. There are certainly far more Germany fans here - reflecting their large local community - but neither set of supporters are making much noise on a dank afternoon in Porto Alegre. The highlight so far has been an a 'pitch invader' who didn't even make it to the pitch before being shackled. Poor attempt."

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    Cliffunited: Disappointed to see five changes in the Algerian line up and Yacine Brahimi not in the starting 11. He is Raheem Sterling-esque.

  • Germany v Algeria (21:00 BST)

    Posted at20:42

    Sometimes, we all make bad decisions...

  • Germany v Algeria (21:00 BST)

    Posted at20:41

    Counter-attack is king, or certainly in line for the throne, so those tactics may come up trumps for Algeria. Can they be the Real Madrid to Germany's Bayern Munich tonight?

  • BBC Radio 5 live

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    African football journalist Mo Allie: "I think Algerian boss Vahid Halilhodzic has made his intentions clear with his team selection - he intends to stifle the Germans in midfield. And he appears to have told his players: 'when we attack, we bypass the midfield and go straight up to lone striker Slimani'. He's picking horses for courses and wants his players to look for a break and look for a set-piece to get the goal."

  • Germany v Algeria (21:00 BST)

    Posted at20:38

    Unfortunately Germany will not be wearing that snazzy red and black number, they are in their traditional home kit of all white this evening.

    Algeria - who will play in green - are summoned into a huge huddle involving all 23 players, the kit man, the coaching staff and it ends with a passionate cheer.

    They are seriously up for this...

  • Stat Attack

    Germany v Algeria (21:00 BST)

    Posted at20:38

    Joachim Low's side attempted 1999 passes (incl. crosses and corners) in the group stage, more than any other side.

    Thomas Muller has scored nine goals in nine World Cup appearances, including four in three so far in 2014.

    Muller has a shot conversion rate of 66.7% so far in the tournament, having scored four times from six shots.

  • Germany v Algeria (21:00 BST)

    Posted at20:35

    All the Germany players are keeping their tracksuit tops on during their warmups, as the rain threatens to come down in Porto Alegre. It looks pretty autumnal out there.

  • Germany v Algeria (21:00 BST)

    Posted at20:32

    Algeria's World Cup pedigree is a long way short of Germany's - in fact this is their first ever game in the knockout stages.

    After being denied a place in the second phase in 1982, they failed to progress in 1986 and 2010, scoring just once across the two competitions.

    But this World Cup has been positively prolific, with the Desert Foxes scoring six times in Group H as they qualified behind Belgium.

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    Mitch H Mansfield: Thomas Muller's unique characteristics and skill set make him my favourite player in world football.

    B19 UMR: Would love to see Algeria cause an upset against the Germans. Judging by what we've seen so far at this World Cup anything is possible.

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    German football journalist Raphael Honigstein: "Germany came here with the very clear aim of winning the World Cup. The German FA and the German public might be prepared to give them a pass if they lose to Brazil in a semi-final, or Argentina, but anything less and there will be serious questions.

    "This is a side that is expected to win things. Maybe not a World Cup in Brazil but losing to Algeria in the last 16? I don't think Joachim Low would survive that."

  • Germany v Algeria (21:00 BST)

    Posted at20:28

    That German team, boasting seven Bayern Munich men, looks very strong indeed. But Algeria will be up for this, they showed in the group that they can score goals, albeit against weaker opposition.

    An early one for the Desert Foxes and we may be in for a cracker. The last-16 matchups have all come to life late on so far - can this one be a wire-to-wire thriller?

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    John: Justice would be served if Algeria beat Germany this evening. 32 years late but it would be sweet. And then they would play France! What a World Cup for Algeria if they beat France as well and settle another old score!

  • Mark Lawrenson

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    Lawro's prediction

    Germany v Algeria (21:00 BST)

    Posted at20:26

    "Germany have got such a strong squad, they can bring people on to change the direction of a game.

    "Algeria have done fantastically well to get this far - you saw that in their celebrations when they got the draw they needed with Russia to progress to the knockout stage for the first time.

    "I cannot see them beating Germany but they will have a go and they will try to play as well - credit to them that they did not kick their way out of their group or park the bus."

    Lawro's prediction: 2-0

  • BBC Radio 5 live

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    German football journalist Raphael Honigstein: "A lot of the negative stereotypes about the German national team started because of 1982. The arrogance they showed, the complete disregard to the public, and the complete lack of contrition from the players after the game really did not help matters. The Spanish newspaper Marca famously ran the match report in their crime section.

    "The Germany teams of Jurgen Klinsmann and Joachim Low were the first to really escape that shadow.

    "Low has said 1982 was a long time ago, that it was nothing to do with us. I think there are only two players in the squad who were alive, just, in Miroslav Klose and Roman Weidenfeller. But Low's frustration also stems from the fact that this is a very different Germany team.

    "The bigger problem for him is instilling that fear that Algeria could harm them. You can see from the changes he has made this is a match he is taking very seriously. This Germany team doesn't go into games with a sense of entitlement anymore."

  • Formidable

    Germany v Algeria (21:00 BST)

    Posted at20:22

    Germany (and West Germany) boast a remarkable record in the World Cup. It may be 24 years since they last won the tournament but they always reach at least the last eight.

    Their last three World Cups have seen them finish third, third and second...

  • Germany v Algeria (21:00 BST)

    Posted at20:18

    Algeria coach Vahid Halilhodzi

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