Belgium dump Brazil out of the World Cup with a 2-1 win to set up a semi-final against France
In a thrilling second quarter final match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Brazil was knocked out by Belgium with a 2-1 victory at Kazan, Russia.
Fernandinho gave Belgium the lead through an own goal. Vincent Kompany header got the deflection of Fernandinho that went inside own net.
The second goal of the match came in the 31st minute through De Bruyne for Belgium to double the lead for The Red Devils. Lukaku´s through ball was received by Bruyne outside the box who fired a powerful s shot edge of the box that landed at the bottom left corner of the net past Alisson.
Brazil now getting desperate for the comeback built on the move in search of the goal. However, the world´s third-ranked team managed to enter the break with a 2-0 lead.
The second half saw Brazil vigorously looking for the goal and dominated the ball possession and the attack throughout the second session. But The Red Devils proved tough to be broken and held Brazil struggling at the bay.
Substitute Renato Augusto gave a lifeline to Brazil in the 76th minute who scored from a header on Philippe Coutinho cross. The last ten minutes of the game saw Brazil playing under immense pressure and missing the chances created.
Courtois injury minutes save on Neymar flick was the lifesaver for Belgium and was enough to bow down Brazilian out of the World Cup.
Belgium will face France in the semi-finals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Full-time: Brazil 1-2 Belgium
90: Five minutes of added time
89: Yellow card Fagner
87: Substitution for Belgium, Romelu Lukaku OFF Youri Tielemans IN
85: Yellow card Fernandinho
83: Substitution for Belgium, Nacer Chadli OFF Thomas Vermaelen IN
76: Goal!! Renato Augusto scores for Brazil
73: Substitution for Brazil, Paulinho OFF Renato Augusto IN
71: Yellow card Thomas Meunier
58: Substitution for Brazil, Gabriel Jesus OFF Douglas Costa IN
48: Yellow card Toby Alderweireld
46: Substitution for Brazil, Willian OFF Roberto Firmino IN
Belgium Starting line-up: Thibaut Courtois; Jan Vertonghen, Vincent Kompany, Toby Alderweireld; Nacer Chadli, Marouane Fellaini, Axel Witsel, Thomas Meunier; Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne; Romelu Lukaku.
Brazil substitutes: Geromel, Filipe Luis, Douglas Costa, Renato Augusto, Marquinhos, Cassio, Fred, Roberto Firmino, Taison, Ederson.
Brazil Starting line-up: Alisson; Fagner, Thiago Silva, Miranda, Marcelo; Paulinho, Fernandinho, Coutinho; Willian, Gabriel Jesus, Neymar.
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