This was one of the best games of the World Cup to watch - particularly the second half! Japan took a 2-0 lead on two solid goals. The first was on a beautiful through-ball that was just out of reach of the Belgian defender. It was also a nice finish too as the bad was tucked just inside the far pool. The second was also a great shot from about 25 yards out that just froze the GK momentarily to land just out of his reach. Those goals rivaled Belgium's as Fellaini's header was textbook and took advantage of his size. Chadli's goal was a perfect show of what Belgium can do - a quick break led by De Bryune and terrific runs to clear space and leave a wide open shot for Chadli to fire home. Excellent! All of that in just 49 minutes of the game!
Generating Scoring Opportunities
Set Pieces (Direct/Indirect)
Belgium scored 3 in the second half, and had a number of other great opportunities that did not miss by much. They are fun to watch and have so many weapons!
Executing Defensive Game Plan
Controlling Offensive Pressure
Preventing Scoring Opportunities
Conceding/Defending Set Pieces
Belguim had problems with Japan's speed and givebacks.
Generate Offensive Counterattacks
Defensive Support & Transition
Lineup & Substitutions
Both Belguim subs came through to score - Fellaini and Chadli's game winner.