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Quick strikes propel Algeria past South Korea
Quick strikes propel Algeria past South Korea

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil -- Algeria struck three times in a span of 12 first-half minutes on Sunday en route to a comfortable 4-2 destruction of South Korea at the Estadio Beira-Rio. Islam Slimani opened the scoring for Algeria after 26 minutes and Rafik Halliche doubled the advantage two minutes later. Abdelmoumene Djabou then made it a three-goal margin for the Algerians in the 38th minute. South Korea got back into the match five minutes into the second half through a goal from Bayer Leverkusen man Son Heung-Min, but 12 minutes later Yacine Brahimi restored Algeria's three-goal cushion. Koo Ja-Cheol pulled a second goal back for South Korea in the 72nd minute, but the mountain...