Jun 30, 2014 at 9pm UK at ​Estadio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre
Germany
2-1
Algeria
Schurrle (92'), Ozil (119')
Lahm (107')
FT(HT: 0-0)
Djabou (120')
Halliche (42')

Germany's Andre Schurrle: 'My goal was lucky'

Germany's midfielder Andre Schurrle celebrates scoring with teammate Germany's defender Jerome Boateng during the friendly football match Germany vs Armenia in preparation for the FIFA World Cup 2014 on June 6, 2014
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Germany striker Andre Schurrle admits that his goal against Algeria was lucky.

Germany striker Andre Schurrle has admitted that there was an element of luck to the goal he scored during his side's 2-1 win over Algeria in the World Cup.

The Chelsea man came off the bench to bag Germany's first goal moments into extra time, but was quick to concede that he was fortunate his shot found the net.

"Obviously we wanted to win the match earlier but Algeria did well, they pressured us from the beginning," he told ZDF.

"I scored almost the exact same goal in Mainz three weeks ago so I am capable of it but, of course, I had a little luck.

"We had many chances in the last 10 minutes of the 90 but we missed them. Now we are at the quarter-finals. We need to relax and then play France."

Germany will take on France in the quarter-finals, with the winner of that tie facing either Colombia or Brazil for a place in the final.

Andre Schuerrle of Germany scores his team's first goal past goalkeeper Rais M'Bolhi of Algeria in extra time during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 30, 2014
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