PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil, June 30 (Reuters) - Germany and
Algeria were goalless at halftime in their World Cup last-16
match on Monday with the North Africans starting strongly but
indebted to keeper Rais Mbolhi who made an outstanding double
Mbolhi first parried a shot by Toni Kroos after 41 minutes
and then blocked a follow-up effort from Mario Goetze.
Algeria had the ball in the net after 17 minutes when Islam
Slimani headed home a cross by El Arabi Soudani but the forward
was correctly ruled offside.
(Writing by Nigel Hunt; Editing by Ken Ferris)