Russia 2018: Belgium make semis after 2-1 win over Brazil

By Mutala Yakubu
Belgium beat Brazil 2-1 to in Russia 2018
Belgium beat Brazil 2-1 to in Russia 2018

Belgium put up a fantastic performance to beat Brazil 2-1 to reach the semifinal of the Russia 2018 World Cup.

Perhaps the most intense fixture of the quarterfinal stage and it lived up to expectation.

Belgium got off to a dream start after Brazilian midfielder Fernandinho headed a corner into his own net to give Belgium the lead.

Belgium grew in confidence and attacked Brazil as they were rewarded with a much needed second goal.

Lukaku seized a ball in the middle of the pitch and went on a run before passing the ball to De Bruyne who unleashed a shot past Alisson in the 31st minute.

Belgium were 2-0 up at halftime to the surprise of many.

Brazil were a different side in the second half as they attacked and dominated in search of a goal.

Their persistence paid off in the 76th minute, Philippe Coutinho sent a superb cross into the box and Renato Augusto headed the ball past Courtois.

Several late chances fell in the way of the Brazilians but Belgium held on well and won 2-1.

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They will play France in the Semifinal of the Russia 2018 World Cup on Tuesday

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