The Manchester City playmaker doubled Belgium’s lead with an exquisite finish after Fernandinho’s unfortunate own goal but despite Brazil’s dominance in the second half , Roberto Martinez’s men stood strong in defense to hand Brazil the exit door in what was anticipated as one of the best wins. Thomas Meunier picked up his second yellow of the tournament in the Brazil Vs Belgium game meaning he misses the game against France.
No, it wasn't all a dream…— Full Time DEVILS (@FullTimeDEVILS) July 7, 2018
You really did see Marouane Fellaini boss Brazil in a World Cup Quarter Final last night! pic.twitter.com/MCz1x1dbTX
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Here are some things we learned from the Brazil vs Belgium game :
1. Belgium Deliver On Big OccasionThe game against England saw both sides playing with weakened teams but unarguably this was the hardest test so far for Belgium who passed it with flying colors.
2. Neymar Not Yet There For The Ballon d’Or TakingAfter his goals against Croatia and Austria, many would have thought Neymar was back to his best but he still has a lot left in him to prove. He has not hit the heights as was expected from him in the FIFA World Cup 2018 that was his for the taking. Quite often he took it upon himself to carry his nation forward and failed to do so as Coutinho emerged as the talisman for Brazil with his immense contribution.
The world’s most expensive player has been accused of going to ground easily to seek the attention of the refs. The introduction of VAR gave refs enough time to make a decision and avoid controversy.
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3. France Know They Can Exploit Belgium DefenseSelecao’s bright start to the Brazil Vs Belgium game could have seen Belgium go 2 down in the opening few minutes as The Red Devils were slow to find their feet. An unfortunate Fernandinho own goal saw Belgium soar higher on confidence going on to grab another before half time in what was a counter attacking classic, something we already saw against Japan.
After going 2 up Belgium were looking for spaces to hit Brazil on the counter but Brazil dominated most of those 45 minutes raising questions over the 3 man defense who did eventually went on to concede one later on. Belgium might have been lucky enough after Philippe Coutinho missed two golden opportunities to get his team back on track and spot on saves from Courtois. Keep visiting Arsedevils for more news and updates on the FIFA World Cup 2018 Russia
Full Time: #BRA 1-2 #BEL#Brazil Knocked Out. So Many Chances Created But That Extra Bit Of Luck Was Missing. Excellent Attack+Defense By #Belgium. Congrats. 👏🙏#BELBRA #WorldCup #WorldCup2018 #FifaWorldCup18 #BRABEL #Neymar pic.twitter.com/a907kR12JN— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadejaaaa) July 6, 2018