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Schuerrle, Ozil score in extra time as Germany beats Algeria 2-1 at World Cup

06/30/2014, 6:38pm EDT
Germany beats Algeria in World Cup

Algeria's goalkeeper Rais M’Bolhi dives for the ball during the match today at the Estadio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre, Brazil. ASSOCIATED PRESS

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil — Substitute Andre Schuerrle and Mesut Ozil scored in extra time today to lead Germany over an aggressive Algeria 2-1 and into the World Cup quarterfinals.

Thomas Mueller provided a cross from the left flank that was slightly behind Schuerrle. The Germany forward dragged his leg and backheeled the ball into the far corner in the 92nd minute, leaving goalkeeper Rais Mbolhi with no chance.

Ozil added the second in the 120th, and Abdelmoumene Djabou pulled one back in injury time for Algeria.

Germany will next face France on Friday at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.

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