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Wednesday, July 2, 2014


Itaipava Arena Fonte, Salvador- 1 July, 2014 - 21.00 UK KO - World Cup Round of 16

Belgium 2-1 USA (Last 16)
93' Kevin de Bruyne 1-0 // 105' Romelu Lukaku 2-0 // 107' 2-1 Julian Green



The Red Devils looking aggressive since early minutes as they dominated possession and created many chances which they couldn't convert.
After a goalless first 45 minutes, both sides tried to up their game in the second period, especially Belgium that have a much stronger talent compared to their opponent.
However, Tim Howard's heroic saves on USA goals preventing Marc Wilmots' men to get themselves that break through as the match went to extra time.
During the 2 x 15 minutes, Belgium put on Romelu Lukaku into the pitch and he immediately change things around as his assist set up Kevin De Bruyne who scored his team's opener on 93 minutes.
Shortly afterwards, Lukaku himself doubling Belgium's lead on 105 minutes giving his side a comfortable lead during the first 15 minutes of that extra time.
USA refused to give up easily though as they bounced back rapidly and pulled one goal back on 107 minutes from Julian Green's finish.
No more goals were scored though afterwards as Belgium holding on into their slender win until the final whistle was blown.

Belgium starting lineup vs USA World Cup 2014:- Courtois, Alderweireld, Van Buyten, Kompany, Vertonghen, Fellaini, Witsel, Mertens, De Bruyne, Hazard, Origi.

United States starting XI vs Belgium 2014 WC:- Howard, Johnson, Gonzalez, Besler, Beasley, Cameron, Zusi, Jones, Bradley, Bedoya, Dempsey.

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