Algeria beat S.Korea in six-goal thriller

Algeria keep their hopes of securing a spot in the last 16 after a 4-2 victory over South korea at Porto Alegre.

    Algeria's victory moved them into second place in the group on three points behind Belgium [GALLO/GETTY]
    Algeria's victory moved them into second place in the group on three points behind Belgium [GALLO/GETTY]

    Algeria opened the goal scoring floodgates swamping South Korea 4-2 in a thrilling World Cup Group H clash that kept hopes of securing a spot in the last 16 alive.

    Algeria's first World Cup victory since 1982 moved them into second place in the group on three points behind Belgium, who beat Russia 1-0 earlier in the day to top the standings on six.

     

    After seeing a 28-year World Cup goal drought end in a 2-1 loss to Belgium in their opener, the Algerians unleashed a goal
    scoring spree on the Koreans, Islam Slimani, Rafik Halliche and  Abdelmoumene Djabou all finding the net in an astonishing first half display of all-out attacking football.

    South Korea, however, were not about to throw in the towel and started the second half with an urgency missing at the start, Son Heung-min turning smartly in the box to fire between Rais Mbolhi's legs in the 50th minute.

    On the back foot, Algeria took the steam out of the Korean rally when Yacine Brahimi netted on the counter-attack making them the first African team to score four goals in a World Cup match.

    SOURCE: Reuters


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