Belgium 3 x 2 Japan ● 2018 World Cup Extended Goals & Highlights HD
Of all the round of 16 games, the one that seemed to have the greatest technical disparity was Belgium vs. Japan - the duel between the "powerful Belgian generation", owner of the best campaign in the first round of the World Cup, against Japan, who qualified with just four points, surpassing Senegal in Group H because of the number of yellow cards. The match in Rostov, however, was dramatic. And the classification of the Belgians came at a turn, at the end of the match, by 3 to 2 - Japan even opened 2 to 0 at the beginning of the second half, but ended up giving in to Belgium's physical game. Haraguchi and Inui scored the Japanese goals. Vertonghen, Fellaini and Chadli (in additions) turned to the Belgians.Belgium did not find the facility that many expected. It was better, yes, it is true. But not that superior, at least not during the entire initial stage. Japan showed appeal, alternating its marking style - sometimes up there, without letting the Belgians out with the ball, sometimes closing in their defense field, looking for a counterattack. However, the men in front of Japan lacked quality. The Belgians, on the other hand, did not achieve a clear goal situation, despite the pressure. The balls that arrived at Lukaku were chewed, never cleaned. Of Belgium's ten attempts to finish, four were fought and only two on target - none for the network.With two goals in six minutes, Japan surprised Belgium. In the first, Vertonghen failed, and Haraguchi appeared free in the area to cross-kick, with no chance for Courtois. In the second, no one scored Inui, and the Japanese midfielder hit a ball from outside the area. Belgium went nuts. Coach Roberto Martínez took out the skilled Mertens and Chadli to place Fellaini and Chadli. The message was clear: try something in the air game. It worked. First at 23, with Vertonghen, unlikely - he tried to head towards the center of the area and the ball ended up entering; then at 28, with Fellaini himself, head on, taking advantage of Hazard's cross. The saving goal came in extra time, with Chadli taking advantage of the counterattack (after Honda almost scored the third Japanese foul goal). What a drama, friends!Rptimao Videos: https://www.youtube.com/rptimaovideos Rptimao TV: https://www.youtube.com/rptimaotv Rptimao Videos 2: https://www.youtube.com/rptimao www.instagram.com/rudacabral Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.