Lukaku Dummy Japan Belgium Round of 16 World Cup 2018

#20 // Meunier → Chadli Belgium 3 – 2 Japan

An elimination game, and Belgium was down 2-0 in the 70th minute.

Then, they tied it.

And with 30 seconds left in the game, this:

 

 

 

Belgium being so small a country, it’s odd seeing them on this kind of stage.

But the planets have aligned this decade, and delivered them a world class squad.

Maybe even the favorites, coming in.

De Bruyne. Hazard. Lukaku. Vertonghen. Kompany. Fellaini. Courtois.

A generation of Belgian players with their window about to close, until this play.

A walkoff win.

 

 

Courtois rolls the ball ahead. De Bruyne takes it past midfield.

Controlled touches, sprinting ahead, and then a ball to the wing.

First touch from Thomas Meunier, a cross on the ground…

And a dummy done to perfection, from Lukaku.

 

 

The finish from Nacer Chadli, and Belgium win it 3-2.

 

 

On to Brazil. Quarterfinals.

 

Things getting big time, for this little team from Belgium.