BELGIUM 2 – 1 ALGERIA

Belgium’s clash with Algeria did not start as expected, but this World Cup has taught us to expect the unexpected so far mostly.

Vertonghen was booked for his protests over the penalty decision

Vertonghen was booked for his protests over the penalty decision

The first goal was to be a penalty, given by the referee when Tottenham’s Belgian player Vertonghen brought down Feghouli and despite protests, the decision was final and Feghouli would take and score the penalty in the 24th minute. The keeper dived the wrong way and it was 1-0 to Algeria within the first half hour. In fact it would not be until late into the second half when Belgium would provide a response to the Algerians taking the lead.

In the 70th Minute, ex Everton and newly signed Manchester United player Fellaini scored a header to give Belgium an equalizer and a hope of gaining some points in the game.

Fellaini would score with his head despite having quite a large hairstyle.

Fellaini would score with his head despite having quite a large hairstyle.

It would be only ten minutes later when Belgium had their second goal of the game, which proved to be the winning goal, scored by Mertens. Algeria would be unable to come back as the game was in the final ten minutes and they seemed exhausted in the Brazilian heat. Only time will tell if the Algerians needed points from this game to qualify from their group as the second group games start to be played (group A have played their second game of the tournament already).

Mertens scored the decisive winning goal of the game, grabbing all 3 points for Belgium.

Mertens scored the decisive winning goal of the game, grabbing all 3 points for Belgium.

[written by] Stuart Drewery.

Stuart Drewery

I’m an Englishman (born and raised in Liverpool in the 80s). My whole family including my parents and grandparents were Liverpool fans so I was born into being a red. I’ve seen Liverpool win the league (about 25 years ago) and I’ve been 100% loyal and committed while supporting the Reds through all the good times AND the bad times since the 80s.

I’m a die hard Liverpool fan (only supported ONE club in my whole life, Liverpool) and one of the most dedicated fans you’ll ever meet.

 

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