Jun 26, 2014 at 9pm UK at ​Arena de Baixada, Curitiba
Slimani (60')
Mesbah (39'), Ghilas (87'), Cadamuro (89')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Kokorin (6')
Kombarov (57'), Kozlov (58')

Half-Time Report: Russia leading Algeria

Russia are currently leading Algeria 1-0 in their World Cup Group H game in Curitiba.

Russia are currently leading Algeria 1-0 in their World Cup Group H game in Curitiba.

In a scrappy opening period, Russia drew first blood in the sixth minute, as a cross from Dmitri Kombarov was met by the head of Alexander Kokorin from 12 yards, with the ball flying past the stationary Rais M'Bolhi and into the net.

Russia's forward Alexander Kokorin scores his team's first goal past Algeria's goalkeeper Rais Mbohli during a Group H football match between Algeria and Russia at the Baixada Arena in Curitiba during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 26, 2014© Getty Images

The Desert Foxes offered little in the opening stages of the first half, with Russia's defenders having to do little, while at the other end, Kokorin was allowed time and space in the box to meet Alexander Samedov's cross in the 21st minute but failed to hit the target.

Algeria upped the tempo has the game went on, however, and both teams found themselves playing attacking, end-to-end football.

Alexander Kokorin of Russia celebrates scoring his team's first goal with teammate Oleg Shatov on his back during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group H match between Algeria and Russia at Arena da Baixada on June 26, 2014© Getty Images

Midway through the first half, Oleg Shatov blasted an effort from long range wide, while just two minutes later, Djamel Mesbah was given a great opportunity to open the scoring, but his attempt was weak and easily stopped.

As it stands, Fabio Capello's side are going through to the next round at the expense of Algeria.

Russia's defender Vasily Berezutsky (R) heads wht ball past Belgium's midfielder Marouane Fellaini during the Group H football match on June 22, 2014
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