Fanteractive Game Breakdown for Japan @ Belgium by AndyB

FIFA

Japan (V) vs. Belgium (H)

Rostov Arena
Rostov


Monday Jul 02,2018 02:00 PM ET

Post Game Analysis by AndyB for Belgium

Post Game Report Card

Overall Performance
Overall Team Grade
A  
 
Execution
A-  
 
Offensive Play
A+  
 
Defensive Effectiveness
B  
 
Player of the Match
Marouane Fellaini  
 
Overall Match Quality
A+  
 
Overall Game Assessment
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!
Unit Performance
Coaching
Game Strategy
B+  
 
Overall Preparedness
B  
 
Lineup & Substitutions
A+  
 
In-Game Management
A+  
 
Coaching Comments
Both Belguim subs came through to score - Fellaini and Chadli's game winner.
Offensive Performance
Generating Scoring Opportunities
A  
 
Finishing
A+  
 
Corner Kicks
A  
 
Set Pieces (Direct/Indirect)
B  
 
Controlling Tempo/Possession
A  
 
Generating Pressure
A+  
 
Offense Comments
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!
Defensive Performance
Goalkeeping
B+  
 
Executing Defensive Game Plan
B-  
 
Controlling Offensive Pressure
C+  
 
Preventing Scoring Opportunities
B  
 
Conceding/Defending Set Pieces
B-  
 
Transition/Counterattack
B+  
 
Defense Comments
Belguim had problems with Japan's speed and givebacks.
Midfield Play
Maintaining Possession
A-  
 
Generate Offensive Counterattacks
B+  
 
Defensive Support & Transition
B-  
 
Controlling Tempo
B  
 
Midfield Comments
 
 
Player Performance
No Players Records