Germany's goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, left, slides in to make a save against Algeria's Islam Slimani during the World Cup 2014 Porto Alegre, Brazil, June 30, 2014. (AP/Matthias Schrader)

Substitute Andre Schuerrle and Mesut Ozil scored in extra time and Germany survived Algeria's aggressive play with a 2-1 win Monday to reach the World Cup quarterfinals for the ninth consecutive time.

All three goals came in extra time after Algeria dominated for long stretches during the opening 90 minutes.

Brazil's goalkeeper Julio Cesar during the 2014 World Cup game between Brazil and Chile at the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte June 28, 2014. (REUTERS)

Four years after making the mistake that led to Brazil's elimination from the World Cup, Julio Cesar came up big.

Cesar made two saves in Saturday's penalty shootout victory and watched Chile's last shot from the spot smack the post, helping save Brazil from a humiliating loss in the second round of the World Cup.

Algerian players celebrate World Cup 2014 soccer match between Algeria and Russia at the Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil, June 26, 2014.  (AP/Ivan Sekretarev)

For the Algeria squad, this has been a tournament of breaking new ground.

First, Algeria won its first World Cup match since 1982 — a 4-2 victory over South Korea, and then on Thursday it qualified for the knockout stages for the first time.

Croatia's Vedran Corluka, left, shields the ball from Mexico's Oribe Peralta  World Cup soccer match between Croatia and Mexico, Brazil, Monday, June 23, 2014. (AP/Sergei Grits)

One of the first things Miguel Herrera did when he became Mexico's fourth coach in a year was call Rafael Marquez and ask the 35-year-old defender known as "the boss" to return to the national side as captain.

On Monday, the world saw why.

Andre Ayew of Ghana andThomas Mueller of Germany  World Cup 2014 on June 21, 2014 Brazil. (Getty Images/Michael Steele)

Ghana held Germany to a 2-2 tie on Saturday in Fortaleza, Brazil, although the veteran striker Miroslav Klose came on as a substitute to match the World Cup scoring record with the tying goal in a highly entertaining Group G match.

Klose has 15 career World Cup goals, equaling the mark set by the former Brazil star Ronaldo. Klose scored the equalizer in the 71st minute, less than two minutes after coming on, when a corner by Toni Kroos was flicked to the far post by Benedikt Höwedes, and Klose slid in to knock the ball in.

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