Germany – Algeria Ro16 Match 6

Another fantastic match. If Nigeria played great Algeria were fantastic. At one point it looked like they would successfully hold Germany till the penalties. Germany did finally break through in extra time with two goals. Algeria got back a consolation goal at the last second and in some way it was deserving for the fantastic game they had.

There was one aspect that I noticed in both this match and the France-Nigeria one. While both Nigeria and Algeria played great I think they gave their opponents too much respect, focusing on containing them rather than trying to win the match. I wonder if a little more aggressive outlook would have helped them cause an upset.

Final result: Germany wins 2-1

 

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