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.
The last team to win a knock-out #WorldCup match after trailing by at least a two goal margin are West Germany against England in 1970 (leading 2-0, losing 3-2 AET
— FIFA World Cup (@FIFAWorldCup) July 2, 2018
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.
Romelu Lukaku’s involvement for Belgium’s winner is world class. Didn’t touch the ball once but look at how he creates space for the first pass and sells the defender with a dummy for the second pass. My number 9. pic.twitter.com/urhrw7IwBu
— The Man Utd Way (@TheManUtdWay) July 2, 2018
The finish from Nacer Chadli, and Belgium win it 3-2.
— United Xtra (@utdxtra) July 2, 2018
On to Brazil. Quarterfinals.
Things getting big time, for this little team from Belgium.