Belgium versus Algeria 2-1 Fighting Win for Belgium
This was a match to watch. An ultimate spell bounding journey, which every fan sitting in the auditorium or watching it live at home must have thoroughly enjoyed. This was a complete trip of the football world cup. At Belo Horizonte today, both teams strived to get to the top and defeat the other. It was a very competitive match for both of them. Belgians and Algerians were equally equipped for their world cup appearance.
After the superb national anthem theory, the match began. The ball went straight off the pitch and both the teams immediately geared themselves for a tough call. Just at the start of the match Van Buyten got penalized for tacking Soudani hardly which is actually a routine nowadays in world cup matches. The first few minutes in the field were quite slow paced with both the teams getting equal possession of the ball. They were simply passing the time by dodging and passing the ball to each other; actually merely assessing the physical strengths of the opponents. Hazard from the Belgian side tried to overcome the Algerian defence but to no avail. De Bryne came to offer help to Hazard but the Algerian defenders were too quick for them to tackle alone. A few more minutes passed with nothing interesting t report. The game was going smoothly and the players kept on playing in harmony with each other. There was no pressure on the keeper of either team.
Nacer Chadii however tried to pressurize the Belgians and make his presence felt in the field. The Belgian attack was quite strong and tactful. The strategies they were applying were hard to interpret and they always ended up scoring one goal for their country. After a few more minutes of sly dodging and passing, Vertonghen of Belgium was penalized and Algerians got a penalty in return. After 5 minutes, Feghouli scored a goal for his country. The situation of the score board looked like this at that time. Belgium 0 and Algeria 1. The celebration of the people was worth watching. The Algerian players kissed the ground and bowed before Allah Almighty.
Dembele made an attempt to the Algerian goal after a vengeance and revenge but missed it in inches. Hazard grabbed a foul from Feghouli and was rewarded with a free hit. De Bruyne tried to help Hazard in his attempt and missed the ball in seconds. Bentaleb was hit by a team mate and he wasn’t able to come and see the doctor without any help. This guy was given a yellow card. Nothing happened much in the first half. The second half was however more enjoying.
Belgians came back feeling more energized and fresh whereas the Algerians seemed over confident. Their over confidence went away as they realized the true form of Belgians who never let the ball come to any Algerian. The ball rolled on and ultimately Fellaini managed to strike a remarkable goal for his country. Soon after the first goal, a second goal was secured by the Belgians. Hazard and Mertens coordinated the second goal and made their country win.!