Impressive Algeria hit four past South Korea in Porto Alegre

Date: June 22, 2014

Result: Algeria 0-0 South Korea

Scorers:

Algeria: Slimani 26, Halliche 28, Djabou 38, Brahimi 62

South Korea: Son Heung-min 50, Koo Ja-cheol 72

Venue: Estadio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre

Attendance: 42,732

Match overview: Algeria put themselves on the brink of the last 16 with a powerful display against South Korea Porto Alegre. The North Africans combined pace, power and precision to go 3-0 up by half-time. South Koreas briefly threatened a comeback, scoring early in the second half through poster-boy Son Heung-min, but Algeria held on, scoring a well-worked fourth before Korea grabbed another consolation.

Key moment: Algeria’s fourth goal, scored by Slimani after a clever passing move with the scores at 3-1, killed off any chance of a Korean comeback.

Man of the match:  Islam Slimani scored a wonderful fourth goal for Algeria, exchanging passes with Feghouli before firing home, that capped a terrific performance.

Matter of fact: Algeria became the first African team to score four goals in a World Cup match.

Talking point: Algeria failed to score a single goal in their three goals at the 2010 World Cup but have now scored five in two games in 2014. Four years on from their failure in South Africa, a new generation of Algerian players, led by Slimani and  Feghouli, have made huge progress and are now a point away from the last 16.

Stats:

Goal attempts

  • Algeria 13
  • South Korea 7

On target

  • Algeria 5
  • South Korea 4

Corners

  • Algeria 5
  • South Korea 7

Line-ups:

Algeria:

  • 23 M’Bolhi
  • 20 Mandi
  • 02 Bougherra (c) (Belkalem 89)
  • 05 Halliche
  • 06 Mesbah
  • 12 Medjani
  • 14 Bentaleb
  • 18 Djabou (Ghilas 73)
  • 10 Feghouli
  • 11 Brahimi (Lacen 77)
  • 13 Slimani

South Korea:

  • 01 Jung Sung-ryung
  • 03 Yun Suk-young
  • 05 Kim Young-gwon
  • 09 Son Heung-min
  • 10 Park Chu-young (Kim Shin-wook 57)
  • 12 Lee Yong
  • 13 Koo Ja-cheol (c)
  • 14 Han Kook-young (Ji Dong-won 78)
  • 16 Ki Sung-yeung
  • 17 Lee Chung-yong (Lee Keun-ho 64)
  • 20 Hong Jeong-ho

Yellow cards:

Algeria:

  • Bougherra 67

South Korea:

  • Lee Jong 54, Han Kook-young 69

Referee: Wilmar Roldan (Colombia)