Germany was playing their “Round of 16″ game against Algeria on Monday, and the Germans were favorites to win and advance. However, for the second time in the tournament Germany struggled against an African team.
In the group stage Germany and Ghana tied in the second game. Through 90 minutes on Monday, Algeria and Germany ended in a 0-0 draw. Unlike the group stage, there would be extra time and potentially penalty kicks because it is the elimination stage and there has to be a winner.
It took all of two minutes of extra time for Germany to finally get on the board. André Schürrle redirected a Thomas Müller pass in on goal in a beautiful goal. He had his foot behind him and swept it towards the goal.
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It almost looks like it could’ve been an own goal and gone off the thigh of the defender but it is hard to tell.