Mane Garrincha - Brasilia 05/07/2014 - 18:00CET (13:00 local time)

Quarter-finals

Argentina - Belgium
1-0
 

Argentina - Belgium 1-0 - 05/07/2014 - Match page - FIFA World Cup 2014

Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    After a frantic finish in which both sides almost scored, it is Argentina who are through to the semi-finals for the first time since 1990. Belgium head home having not scored a first-half goal at this World Cup.
  • 90+5
    Palacio (Argentina) misses the target.
  • 90+5
    Witsel (Belgium) misses the target.
  • 90+4
    Courtois (Belgium) makes a save.
    Thibaut Courtois keeps Belgium in with a chance, blocking Lionel Messi's effort with the Argentina captain through on goal.
  • 90+4
    Messi (Argentina) has an effort on goal.
  • 89
    Van Buyten (Belgium) fouls.
  • 89
    Chadli (Belgium) has an effort on goal.
  • 89
    Mertens (Belgium) delivers the corner.
  • 87
    Lukaku (Belgium) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Basanta (Argentina).
  • 86
    Lukaku (Belgium) is flagged for offside.
  • 85
    De Bruyne (Belgium) takes the corner.
  • 85
    De Bruyne (Belgium) has a shot blocked.
  • 84
    Fellaini (Belgium) is flagged for offside.
  • 83
    Messi (Argentina) is penalised for a foul on Witsel (Belgium).
  • 83
    Chadli (Belgium) is penalised for a foul on Palacio (Argentina).
  • Substitution
    81
    Gago (in) - Higuaín (out) (Argentina)
    The goalscorer is replaced by a holding midfielder in a sign of Alejandro Sabella's intentions.
  • 79
    Witsel (Belgium) is penalised for a foul on Higuaín (Argentina).
  • 77
    Chadli (Belgium) is flagged for offside.
  • 76
    Mertens (Belgium) misses the target.
  • 76
    Mertens (Belgium) takes the free-kick.
  • Substitution
    75
    Chadli (in) - Hazard (out) (Belgium)
    Eden Hazard has not had much of an impact today. He is replacement by Tottenham Hotspur FC's Nacer Chadli.
  • Yellow Card
    75
    Biglia (Argentina) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 75
    Biglia (Argentina) is penalised for a foul on Vertonghen (Belgium).
  • 73
    Basanta (Argentina) is penalised for a foul on Fellaini (Belgium).
  • 72
    Fellaini (Belgium) is penalised for a foul on Garay (Argentina).
  • 71
    Higuaín (Argentina) is flagged for offside.
  • Substitution
    71
    Palacio (in) - Lavezzi (out) (Argentina)
  • Yellow Card
    68
    Alderweireld (Belgium) is cautioned by the referee.
    Toby Alderweireld will be suspended if Belgium turn this around and reach the semi-finals.
  • 68
    Alderweireld (Belgium) is penalised for a foul on Biglia (Argentina).
  • 65
    Biglia (Argentina) is penalised for a foul on Hazard (Belgium).
  • 64
    Alderweireld (Belgium) is penalised for a foul on Higuaín (Argentina).
  • 63
    Fellaini (Belgium) is flagged for offside.
  • 62
    Biglia (Argentina) is penalised for a foul on Vertonghen (Belgium).
  • 61
    Fellaini (Belgium) misses the target.
    The towering Marouane Fellaini heads another inviting cross from Jan Vertonghen over the bar.
  • Substitution
    60
    Mertens (in) - Mirallas (out) (Belgium)
    Another like-for-like replacement for Belgium.
  • Substitution
    59
    Lukaku (in) - Origi (out) (Belgium)
    Romelu Lukaku scored after coming on against the United States on Tuesday. Can he do it again?
  • 55
    Higuaín (Argentina) misses the target.
    A let-off for Belgium. Gonzalo Higuaín runs through, nutmegging Vincent Kompany in the process, but his shot clips the top of the crossbar on its way over.
  • 54
    Lavezzi (Argentina) takes the corner.
  • 54
    Messi (Argentina) takes the free-kick.
  • Yellow Card
    53
    Hazard (Belgium) is cautioned by the referee.
  • 53
    Hazard (Belgium) is penalised for a foul on Biglia (Argentina).
  • 52
    Lavezzi (Argentina) takes the corner.
  • 51
    Higuaín (Argentina) has a shot blocked.
    Gonzalo Higuaín almost fashions a second for Argentina, his shot being deflected wide for a corner.
  • 48
    Messi (Argentina) takes the free-kick.
  • 47
    Kompany (Belgium) is penalised for a foul on Higuaín (Argentina).
  • Start Time
    The second half begins.
  • End Time
    The referee blows for half-time.
    It is advantage Argentina at the break. Lionel Messi has been superb, causing the Belgium defence all manner of problems with his trickery and eye for a pass. Belgium threatened late in the half through Kevin Mirallas's header but will need to show more in attack if they are to get back into the game.
  • 45+2
    Higuaín (Argentina) fouls.
  • 43
    Messi (Argentina) takes the corner.
  • 42
    Mirallas (Belgium) misses the target.
    So close for the Red Devils. Jan Vertonghen whips in a cross from the left that Kevin Mirallas, unmarked, heads narrowly wide of Sergio Romero's right-hand post.
  • 40
    Messi (Argentina) misses the target.
    Lionel Messi picks himself up after being felled a metre or two outside the Belgium penalty box but his free-kick clears the crossbar.
  • 40
    Messi (Argentina) takes the free-kick.
  • 39
    Fellaini (Belgium) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Messi (Argentina).
  • 34
    Fellaini (Belgium) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Demichelis (Argentina).
  • Substitution
    33
    Pérez (in) - Di María (out) (Argentina)
    Ángel Di María has been struggling with a leg injury, perhaps a thigh problem, since having a shot blocked by Vincent Kompany a few minutes ago. He cannot continued and is replaced by SL Benfica's Enzo Pérez.
  • 32
    Garay (Argentina) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Origi (Belgium).
  • 28
    Di María (Argentina) has a shot blocked.
  • 26
    Messi (Argentina) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Kompany (Belgium).
  • 26
    Romero (Argentina) makes a save.
  • 26
    De Bruyne (Belgium) has an effort on goal.
  • 23
    Origi (Belgium) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 23
    Fellaini (Belgium) is adjudged to be in an offside position.
  • 19
    Messi (Argentina) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Witsel (Belgium).
  • 18
    Kompany (Belgium) misses the target.
  • 17
    De Bruyne (Belgium) delivers the corner.
  • 16
    Fellaini (Belgium) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Messi (Argentina).
  • 15
    De Bruyne (Belgium) delivers the corner.
  • 13
    De Bruyne (Belgium) misses the target.
    Kevin De Bruyne, scorer of Belgium's opener against the United States, fires well wide from outside the penalty area.
  • Goal
    8
    Higuaín (Argentina) scores!
    Lionel Messi wriggles away from a couple of challenges in midfield and finds Ángel Di María, whose intended pass is deflected into the path of Gonzalo Higuaín on the edge of the penalty box. The SSC Napoli striker's finish is instinctive. No chance for Thibaut Courtois.
  • 6
    Di María (Argentina) has a shot blocked.
  • 6
    Fellaini (Belgium) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Lavezzi (Argentina).
  • 4
    Di María (Argentina) has a shot blocked.
  • 2
    Mascherano (Argentina) gives away a free-kick for a challenge on Witsel (Belgium).
  • Start Time
    The match is under way.

Legend:

  • Goals
    Goals
  • Own goal
    Own goal
  • Converted penalty
    Converted penalty
  • Missed penalty
    Missed penalty
  • Red cards
    Red cards
  • Yellow cards
    Yellow cards
  • Second yellow card
    Second yellow card
  • Substitution
    Substitution
 

Match statistics

Argentina
Belgium

1

Goals scored

0

9

Total attempts

9

2

Attempts on target

2

3

off target

6

1

blocked

1

1

against woodwork

0

3

Corners

4

1

Offsides

6

1

Yellow cards

2

0

Red Cards

0

10

Fouls committed

13

12

Fouls suffered

9

Standings

  
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