Twitter reacts as Belgium’s last second winner seals quarter-final spot for Red Devils

Rishabh Gupta
|Published 02/07/2018

Belgium played Japan in the round-of-16 match today.

It was a heartbreak for the Asian team as Belgium grasps last second winner against Japan to ensure a place in the quarter-final for Belgium. The Red Devils won 3-2 in a closely fought game, which saw a roller-coaster of emotions as Japan punched above their weight.

The Asian side scored two quick goals in the second half after the first half was seemingly uneventful. However, Belgium came back strong when Vertonghen and Fellaini provided a quick double to even the game.

Japan continued to lead attack after attacks on the Belgian defence, and even came close to scoring the winner. During injury time, Japan had most possession on the ball as they were awarded free-kick and a corner. However, Belgium scored with a counter-attack in the final minute, as Romelu Lukaku’s clever pass to Nacer Chadli resulted in a winner for Belgium.

The European side will now face tournament favourites Brazil in the quarterfinals of the World Cup. Brazil beat Mexico earlier in their round-of-16 match, as Neymar and Firmino’s goal gave them a 2-0 win.

In the final match-day of round-of-16, Switzerland will face Sweden, whereas England will meet Colombia.

Here are some of the tweets from the match:


 


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Rishabh Gupta

Rishabh Gupta

A sports enthusiast. Sports, I believe, is one of the few powers which help us grow, both as an individual and society. With each day, in the rich world of sports, I grow.

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