Germany keeper Manuel Neuer had 21 touches outside of the box v Algeria

A feature of Germany’s win over Algeria was Manuel Neuer rushing out his goal and winning the ball back behind his defence.

This risky tactic has become a feature of the modern game (Hugo Lloris often performs a similar function for Spurs and France) and Neuer is particularly brilliant with the ball at his feet.

On Tuesday, Bayern Munich have been particularly quick to congratulate Neuer with their announcement on social media that:

Some of the social media reaction to Manuel Neuer playing some of the game against Algeria outfield, can be seen below.

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