It was a historic showing from Algeria as they became the first African nation to score four goals in a World Cup match – setting up for a potential rematch with the United States in round two where former Rangers teammates Madjid Bougherra & DaMarcus Beasley would face off for a chance at infamy.
Here are Bougherra’s player ratings from various sources:
5 -Caught out for South Korea’s first goal, and was lucky to only see yellow for a poor challenge.
6 – Recovered to make a couple of good challenges & interceptions deep in his own penalty area.
5 – His big frame should’ve done better with the long ball that led to Korea’s first.
7 – A solid first half. Made one vital tackle on Son, limiting the deadly forward’s time on the ball. Began to struggle during the second half, Wook’s appearance added a slight sense of panic.
6 – Sold a dummy by Son for the first South Korean goal, the captain seemed to tire as the game went on. Rightly booked for a poor tackle.
5 – At fault for South Korea’s opener but the former Rangers man more than played his part, including a key block to deny Son.
AVERAGE RATING: 5.6
Bougherra played 89 minutes in the victory – he was booked with a yellow card on the only foul he committed in the match.
- How would you rate Bougherra’s performance vs. South Korea?