Belgium after the goalless draw in regular time against United States need an extra time to beat the brave Americans 2-1.
Match could go either side, but the extra time produced amazing football on both sides. Still the European side scored first, as Kevin de Bruyne find an opener. Lukaku uses his strength to pass past Besler, run into the box , cuts the ball to De Bruyne who with a lovely finish puts Belgium into a lead already in the second minute of the extra time.
Second goal Belgium scored once again thanks to the same duo, but this time De Bruyne assisted to Lukaku who slams it past Howard. United States bounced back only two minutes after Lukaku’s goal and reduced the score to 2-1. Until the last-minute United Stated pressured the European team, and had a few good chances to score leveller but failed. Americans are going home but with their heads up ! Belgium will play against Argentina in the quarter-finals.
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USA (4-3-3): Howard; Johnson, Gonzalez, Besler, Beasley; Cameron, Bradley, Jones; Bedoya, Dempsey, Zusi.
Belgium (4-2-3-1): Courtois; Alderweireld, Van Buyten, Kompany, Vertonghen; Witsel, Fellaini; Mertens, De Bruyne, Hazard; Origi.
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