Algeria reached the first triumph at the World Cup in Brazil, after beating selection of South Korea 4-2 in a fantastic derby played in Porto Alegre, filled with as many as six goals. Algerians have surprised the visitors with a stunning aggressive and attacking play in the first half, when they literally knockout South Korean players scoring three goals in their net.
They opened the game in 26th minute.Superb finishing from Islam Slimani (Algeria). Carl Medjani (Algeria) sends a fantastic through ball and finds Islam Slimani (Algeria), who reacts quickly to get in front of the goal and to fire a low shot from close range past the goalkeeper.
2 minutes later Rafik Halliche (Algeria) jumped highest to meet the ball from a corner kick which was perfectly executed by Abdelmoumene Djabou (Algeria). His header was also precise and ended up back in the net. The goalkeeper had no chance and the score is 2:0 now.
7 minutes before the break in Islam Slimani (Algeria) produces a great pass which finds its target, Abdelmoumene Djabou (Algeria), inside the penalty area. He takes advantage of the situation to fire into the bottom right corner.
5 minutes after the second half started Heung-Min Son (South Korea) pounced on a loose ball inside the box, and beats the goalkeeper with a low shot into the middle of the net. He makes it 3:1.
In 62nd minute of the game It’s in the back of the net again! Sofiane Feghouli (Algeria) picks out Yacine Brahimi (Algeria) with a sweet pass, who latches on to it deep inside the box and leaves the goalkeeper beaten. 4:1.
And the final 4:2 were decided in 72nd minute when Ja-Cheol Koo (South Korea) scores after an assist by Keun-Ho Lee (South Korea) that allowed him to tap in the ball into an empty net. The score is 2:4.
This game has surely entertained the crowds. We have seen a lot of wonderful movements and opportunities. The game was quite balanced and neither home, nor away side had any obvious dominance. The home side’s tactic was what is called kick and rush football, and the same goes for the away team.