Estádio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre, 30.06.2014
2-1 aet (0-0, 0-0)
Schürrle 92., Özil 119. / Djabou 120+1.
Despite a relatively comfortable group phase, questions had been raised for a long time about the coach’s tactics – and all of these chickens came to roost against an Algerian side that nobody had given much of a chance after scraping through into the knockout phase for the first time in four attempts.
André Schürrle’s smart finish finally broke the deadlock and a second goal from Mesut Özil a minute from time looked to have put everything beyond all doubt, but Algeria still had enough strength left to pull a goal back and cause a few last-minute jitters. It would prove to be the crucial wake-up call for Nationaltrainer Joachim Löw.
Germany: Neuer – Mustafi (70. Khedira), Mertesacker, Boateng, Höwedes – Lahm (c) – Schweinsteiger (109. Kramer), Kroos – Özil, Götze (46. Schürrle) – Müller
Algeria: M’Bohli – Mostefa, Belkalem, Halliche (c) (97. Bougherra) – Mandi, Ghoulam – Lacen – Taider (78. Brahimi), Feghouli, Slimani – Soudani (100. Djabou)
Referee: Sandro Ricci (Brazil)
Assistants: Emerson de Carvalho, Marcelo Van Gasse (Brazil)
Fourth Official: Walter López (Guatemala)
Fifth Official: Leonel Leal (Costa Rica)
Yellow Cards: Lahm 107. / Halliche 42.
Red Cards: – / –
Ball Possession: 70% / 30%
Attempts on Target: 22 / 7
Attempts off Target: 7 / 4
Corners: 10 / 4
Fouls Committed: 11 / 20
Man of the Match: M’Bohli Raïs (Algeria)