PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil : Germany and surprising Algeria were going to extra time Monday after staying level at 0-0 in the second round of the World Cup.
Playing in the second round for the first time, Algeria was the more dangerous side in the opening half on a cool evening at the Estadio Beira-Rio, with forward Islam Slimani proving especially threatening.
Three-time champion Germany was better organized and controlled more after the break but Algeria continued to produce swift counterattacks. It's the third match of the tournament to go into extra time, after Brazil and Costa Rica each won penalty shootouts.
The winner will face France on Friday at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. A chaotic Germany was fortunate to hold an attacking Algeria to 0-0 Monday at halftime in the second round of the World Cup.
Nine minutes into the match, Islam Slimani collected a long vertical pass behind Germany's defense and goalkeeper Manuel Neuer had to race far out of his area to block a shot from the striker.
Two minutes later, Slimani was dangerous again and had only one defender to beat, but Per Mertesacker was able to stop him at the very last opportunity.
Slimani had a goal waved off when he was offside in the 17th. After a brief protest, Algeria was threatening again when Faouzi Ghoulam's shot skimmed across the goalmouth.
Germany produced little until a flurry of shots shortly before halftime.