Algeria vs. Russia: Goals, Highlights from Group H Match

Sean SwabyUK Staff WriterJune 26, 2014

CURITIBA, BRAZIL - JUNE 26:  Alexander Kokorin of Russia celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group H match between Algeria and Russia at Arena da Baixada on June 26, 2014 in Curitiba, Brazil.  (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
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Algeria fought back against Russia to secure their spot in the knockout stages of the World Cup thanks to a 1-1 draw with Russia. 

The Algerians finish second on four points and will face Group G winners, Germany, on Tuesday. 

Aleksandr Kokorin got things going early for the Russians, scoring a powerful headed goal in the sixth minute.

It didn't take long for Russia to take a lead against Algeria http://t.co/mTOtBvAz0E https://t.co/ytRp5rQY9i

— SB Nation Soccer (@SBNationSoccer) June 26, 2014

Islam Slimani equalised for Algeria in the 60th minute off of a free kick, putting the Algerians back into position to claim the group's second spot and make it to the knockout stages.  

Le but de Slimani ! #ALG http://t.co/BKxq9o1kwD

— L'Actu Foot (@ActuFoot_) June 26, 2014

 This fan was quite happy about it. 

ALGERIAAAAAHHHHHHHH http://t.co/a6H2Gan46t

— SB Nation GIF (@SBNationGIF) June 26, 2014