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56′ – Belgium under pressure here as Kompany nearly gives away a penalty after sliding in to stop Gabriel Jesus…play on..

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54′ – Neymar on replay dived in the area…he clipped Fellaini, not the other way around. Marcelo trying hard down the left as he asks questions of Belgium’s defence. Brazil applying the pressure.

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53′ – Neymar falls in the area but the referee waves play on. Neymar’s previous theatrics may have cost him there….Belgium living dangerously though…

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51′ – Marcelo with a dangerous low cross into the area but no one there in a yellow shirt to turn it in! Firmino by the way is now on for Brazil. I believe he has replaced Willian.

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49′ – Kompany with a great tackle on Neymar. Instigates another dangerous counter attack for Belgium. Lukaku in the area again but this time Brazil secure possession.

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SECOND HALF KICKOFF

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I thought Coutinho’s effort hit the post in the first half but it was actually well saved by Courtois. Brazil with their backs against the wall here. Belgium with a fantastic opportunity to progress. A memorable second half surely coming up…

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45′ – This first half has gone flying. Thoroughly entertaining contest. Belgium in the box seat big time but you feel that this contest is still very much in the balance if Brazil score next. Can Belgium keep their nerve with a semifinal spot now beckoning for the red devils???

HALFTIME

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43′ – Have to say that Casemiro is a big loss for Brazil tonight. His absence is being felt big time. Dani Alves missing doesn’t help either. Brazil are not playing badly with possession…they have hit the post twice and on another night would have a goal by now…conceding own goals though does little to help your cause and that opened everything up for Belgium

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39′ – Well after several exits at the quarterfinal stage of major tournaments, Belgium are leaving their mark here big time against the favourites. De Bruyne goes for goal and Alisson forced to concede the corner. De Bruyne with a dream first half. All of Belgium’s attackers are enjoying the space they are getting on the break

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38′ – Pressure on Belgium now to hold on to this lead. They have played very well with possession but are living dangerously when defending. Coutinho now hits the post with a terrific drive! Belgium dodge another bullet! I think Courtois got a finger to it!

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35′ – What a hectic first half this has been! Belgium superb on the break and Brazil don’t have answers to De Bruyne, Hazard and Lukaku. Brazil dangerous themselves when going forward but Belgium so far scrambling well enough

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Goal
Belgium double their lead as Lukaku does superbly to beat several defenders before finding De Bruyne who unleashes a terrific low drive from outside the area that finds the bottom corner! Alisson left with no chance! Belgium are tearing Brazil apart on the counter! Belgium at their attacking best!

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What a goal De Bruyne!!!

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31′ – Have to say that in this chaos, I have yet to call Neymar’s name. The Brazilian superstar yet to truly impose himself here even though the game is very open for him to do so

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28′ – Brazil the last remaining South American nation left in the tournament. If they exit tonight, it will mean a fourth consecutive World Cup for a European nation.

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This is a very open contest. Both teams under defensive pressure. Courtois and Alisson on their toes for the majority of the contest so far

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25′ – This has been a great start, similar to Spain vs Portugal earlier on in the tournament. Attack the name of the game thus far.

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23′ – Brazil pressing high up the pitch and this is playing into Belgium’s hands very nicely as there is huge space to exploit on the counter attack. De Bruyne loving this as he feeds Lukaku who tries to get past Miranda but Alisson claims possession. Brazil exposed though…

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22′ – Brazil vulnerable at the back themselves as Hazard finds support down the right and, luckily for Brazil, Marcelo blocks the pass into the area…

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20′ – Brazil surely will score tonight. Belgium’s defence under pressure and I don’t think they can hold out for 90 minutes. Belgium will need to score again in my opinion to get past Brazil here

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This has been a crazy opening from both teams. Great start if you are a neutral fan watching. Heart in the mouth action though if you are passionate Brazil or Belgium fans though. Back and forth action. Brazil and Belgium look likely to tear each other to pieces when they attack. Every corner in this game has led to direct chances.

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Goal
Belgium hit the lead against the run of play. Another corner causes chaos and it is an own goal against Fernandinho! Goodness me Belgium are gifted a goal!

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13′ – Better from Belgium as De Bruyne finds Fellaini in a good area but the Man United player fluffs his lines also in a good position. Belgium this time score!!!!!

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10′ – Belgium under the pump as Brazil ask questions early on. Belgium look threatening on the counter but Belgium living dangerously as Paulinho is free in the area but his fluffs his line close to goal!

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