National team of Belgium in the match of 1/8 final against Japan has created one of the most impressive of comebacks in world series history.
In the first half, Japan managed to keep the menacing attack of the Belgians – De Bruyne, hazard and Lukaku was nothing I could do against the rich and the organized defense of “Samurai”.
After the break, the scenario has acquired a very surprising sequel to the break Haraguchi a snooker shot into the far corner brought Japan forward, and Inui after four minutes with a long shot put Belgium on the edge of the abyss.
Roberto Martinez immediately left the game Fellaini and Belgium played through the second floor. Soon this gave the result on the 69th minute, Vertonghen, carrying off the far post, unexpectedly found the ball in the net, and five minutes later Fellaini has justified his appearance on the field, finishing a perfect cross from hazard.
The climax of the match came in a few tens of seconds before the final whistle. Japan unsuccessfully played the corner and gave Belgium a chance to counter attack – the ball is in transit through De Bruyne and Meunier found himself at the feet of Chadli, but the one from a few metres scored the winning goal.
Belgium dramatic breaks in the quarter-finals, where they will play against Brazil. The match will take place on 6 July in Kazan.
Belgium — Japan 3:2
Goals: Vertonghen, 69, Fellaini, 74, Chadli, 90+4 Haraguchi, 47, Inui, 52.
Belgium: Courtois — Vermaelen, Kompany, Alderweireld — Meunier, Witsel, De Bruyne, Ferreira Carrasco (Chadli, 65) — Mertens (Fellaini, 65), Lukaku E. Hazard.
Japan: Kawashima — H. Sakai, Shoji, Yoshida, Nagatomo, Shibasaki (Yamaguchi, 81), Haraguchi (Honda, 81) — Inui, Kagawa, Hasebe, Osaka.
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