Germany Vs Algeria: The facts

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Germany have lost both of their previous meetings with Algeria in all competitions, scoring once and conceding four times.
Their most notable meeting came in the 1982 World Cup Group Stage when Algeria beat West Germany 2-1. However, the African team were eliminated by West Germany’s mutually beneficial 1-0 win over Austria that saw both teams advance to the next round.

Algeria's players celebrate at the end of the Group H football match between South Korea and Algeria at the Beira-Rio Stadium in Porto Alegre during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 22, 2014. Algeria won 4-2.  AFP PHOTO / PEDRO UGARTE

Algeria’s players celebrate at the end of the Group H football match between South Korea and Algeria at the Beira-Rio Stadium in Porto Alegre during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 22, 2014. Algeria won 4-2. AFP PHOTO / PEDRO UGARTE

That remains Algeria’s only victory over a European opponent at the World Cup, drawing three and losing four since then.
Algeria are the sixth African team to reach the knockout stages of a World Cup (after Morocco, Cameroon, Senegal, Nigeria and Ghana).
Germany have reached the semi-finals of the last three World Cups. No nation has ever made the last four in four successive tournaments.

Joachim Löw’s side attempted 1999 passes (incl. crosses and corners) in the group stage, more than any other side.
Thomas Müller has scored nine goals in nine World Cup appearances, including four in three so far in 2014.
Müller has a shot conversion rate of 66.7% so far in the tournament, having scored four times from six shots.

Algeria’s six goals have been scored by five different players. Only Colombia (6) had more scorers during the group stages of the World Cup than Algeria.
Germany have scored the opening goal in all three of their games so far in the competition. Algeria opened the scoring twice in Group H.

Miroslav Klose needs one more goal to be the World Cup’s highest scorer. He is currently joint-top with Ronaldo (15 goals).
No team has scored more headed goals than Algeria at the tournament so far (2).

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