Watch: Belgium's super counterattack goal that beat Japan

Belgium capped its comeback over Japan with a stoppage-time strike by Nacer Chadli, who finished a sequence started by goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, after a Japan corner kick. Courtois rolled the ball to Kevin De Bruyne, who carried it into Japan territory and fed Thomas Meunier on the right flank. Meunier found the sprinting Chadli.

4 comments about "Watch: Belgium's super counterattack goal that beat Japan".
  1. James Madison, July 2, 2018 at 9:42 p.m.

    France's goal no. 4 against Argentina was as good, but not better.

  2. Wooden Ships, July 2, 2018 at 10:35 p.m.

    Yes, a hindsight observation. At that point of the match and the odds of getting on the end of a corner against Belgium, at most they should have had only 3 in the attacking 18. Optimistically, get off a better look shot on a second ball clearance and have the other six snuff a quick counter. A tactical mistake, decided on the pitch by the Captain-players, that cost them dearly. Japan played very well.

  3. Rick Resnick, July 3, 2018 at 7:11 p.m.

    Anyone notice a resemblance to Donovan's goal in 2010 vs. Algeria?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sP1CnxWwkvw

  4. Wooden Ships replied, July 3, 2018 at 11:34 p.m.

    Didn’t really think of Donovans goal. His was fortuitous, I mean he made the run. Belgium’s was clean, with a nice leave and finish. Drama was certainly equal.

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