FIFA World Cup

South Korea vs. Algeria: Goals and Highlights from Group H Match

Algeria's Yacine Brahimi, back left, turns away as he celebrates scoring his side's fourth goal as South Korea's goalkeeper Jung Sung-ryong lies on the grond, centre, during the group H World Cup soccer match between South Korea and Algeria at the Estadio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre, Brazil, Sunday, June 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
Michael Sohn/Associated Press
Sean SwabyUK Staff WriterJune 22, 2014

Algeria kept their hopes of advancing to the knockout stages of the World Cup intact with a thrilling 4-2 victory over South Korea on Sunday. 

The Algerians now sit with three points in Group H before their final match against Russia, while South Korea have one point. 

Algeria struck first, as Islam Slimani scored in the 26th minute with a fantastic solo effort in fighting off two South Korean defenders and chipping in his finish. 

Algeria scores two quick goals 2-0 Algeria https://t.co/tqtoc1X6Ix

— gifdsports (@gifdsports) June 22, 2014

Rafik Halliche doubled the Algerian lead just a minute later, heading home a powerful header off of a corner kick. 

#Mundial2014 El segundo vino de un defensor: Rafik Halliche y la sorpresa que se cocina. #ALG 2 #KOR 0 #Rep... https://t.co/zf6H6bZJHw

— UNE Mejor juntos (@UNEMejorjuntos) June 22, 2014

Abdelmoumene Djabou gave the Algerians a commanding 3-0 lead in the 38th minute with a neat finish to the far post.

3-0 Algeria https://t.co/LJ06xxEjha

— gifdsports (@gifdsports) June 22, 2014

South Korea pulled one back in the 49th minute, as Son Heung-min nutmegged Algeria goalkeeper Adi Mbolhi after a clever turn.

South Korea scores 3-1 Algeria https://t.co/Wtsm7awJd2

— gifdsports (@gifdsports) June 22, 2014

Yacine Brahimi surely put the match away for the Algerians, finishing off a fantastic team buildup in the 62nd minute.

Algeria scores again 4-1 https://t.co/B0LKkcUbv9

— gifdsports (@gifdsports) June 22, 2014

 

4 - Algeria are the first African team to score four goals in a single #WorldCup match. History. #ALG

— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) June 22, 2014

The wild, unpredictable match between the two kept getting stranger, as Koo Ja-cheol pulled another goal back for the Koreans to set up a nervy finish for Algeria. 

South Korea trying to make a comeback 4-2 https://t.co/MMnvKRYuie

— gifdsports (@gifdsports) June 22, 2014

 

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