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Subs inspire Belgian comeback

Belgium have kicked off their Brazil 2014 campaign with a 2-1 win over Algeria, but had to rely on goals from substitutes Marouane Fellaini and Dries Mertens to come from behind.

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14:57

OBRIGADO
Thank you for following along with us as Belgium's subs earned the European side a comeback 2-1 win over a pesky Algeria at the Estadio Mineirao in Belo Horizonte. Next up, hosts Brazil take on Mexico in Fortaleza as Group A begins its second round of Group Stage games.

14:54

Goal Counter

47Goals so far
MERTENS
BEL2-1ALG
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Belgium
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Algeria
AlgeriaALG

Statistics

Ball possession

65%
35%
21Fouls Committed18
10Attempts On Target1
16Shots3
2Total Goals scored1
0Penalties scored1
14:51
DE BRUYNE
BelgiumBEL
Midfielder

has been elected Man of the Match

90MINUTES PLAYED56TOTAL PASSES0GOALS FOR1SHOTS
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STAT ATTACK:
Belgium won a match in which they conceded first for the first time in over four years.

14:50

FULL-TIME: Marc Wilmots' words proved true as two substitutes scored for Belgium and sealed the three points for the Europeans after Algeria took a shocking first-half lead. A shaky start from Les Diables Rouges will defintiely be on Wilmots list of things to fix ahead of their next match against Russia but the Belgian fans head home from the Estadio Mineirao in Belo Horizonte happy as the Desert Foxes must now focus on playing Korea Republic in five days' time.

14:49
The final whistle sounds.
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Hazard wisely heads to the corner and holds on until the final whistle.

14:49

Belgium clear the Algeria danger and now fly down on another quick counter.

14:48
90'+WITSEL (Belgium) is penalised after committing a foul.

Man of the Match

Midfielder

has been elected Budweiser MAN OF THE MATCH!

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Line-ups

Belgium
BelgiumBEL
Algeria
AlgeriaALG
(GK)
(GK)
(C)
(C)
84'
58'
66'
65'
71'
46' HT
SubstitutesSubstitutes
(GK)
(GK)
(GK)
(GK)
65'
46' HT
71'
84'
58'
66'
CoachCoach
Marc WILMOTS (BEL)Vahid HALILHODZIC (BIH)

Match Facts

Belo Horizonte

Since the 18th century, during the days of the Inconfidência Mineira - an independence conspiracy against the domination of the Portuguese crown - the state of Minas Gerais gambled with the idea of instating a new capital to replace Ouro Preto.

Estadio Mineirao

  • Stadium nameEstadio Mineirao
  • CityBelo Horizonte
  • Year constructed1965
  • Overall capacity58170

Weather

  • Partly Cloudy
  • 29° CTemperature
  • 5 m/sWind
  • 37 %Humidity

Officials

  • Referee: Marco RODRIGUEZ
    Mexico
    MexicoMEX
  • Assistant Referee 1: Marvin TORRENTERA (MEX)
  • Assistant Referee 2: Marcos QUINTERO (MEX)
  • Fourth official: Alireza FAGHANI (IRN)

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