Japan were up 2-0 over Belgium. Then it was 2-1 heading into the 74th minute when they gave up a goal that tied the game up.
Then, in the final moments of stoppage time, Japan absolutely blew it. Or, contrarily, Belgium pulled off a brilliant counter. Of course, that all depends on who you’re rooting for, right?
Here’s a look at the magnificent game-winner.
This is how you counter-attack pic.twitter.com/JyGu0aiHZT
— Nick Bromberg (@NickBromberg) July 2, 2018
It was a historic moment, too.
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) July 2, 2018
Belgium went the length of the field in under 10 seconds to score the game-winning goal, eliminating Japan and sending Twitter into a frenzy.
Wow. Entire length of pitch in probably 8 seconds. Minimal touches. Courtios altertly starts the break quickly. What a dummy run to set up the tap in
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) July 2, 2018
Cruel on Japan but if they had to lose, might as well be to a goal of that quality. The counter attacking was pure perfection. Should be saved and taught to kids every single day of their football education ##BELJPN #BEL #JPN #WorldCup
— Colin NOT Collins (@ColinUdoh) July 2, 2018
THANK YOU FOOTBALL. FOR MAKING US FEEL ALIVE. THE WORLD CUP IS SIMPLY THE GREATEST SPORTING EVENT IN THE WORLD
— Men in Blazers (@MenInBlazers) July 2, 2018
— Tom Crabtree (@itsCrab) July 2, 2018
Tip of the cap to Japan and Belgium. Both went all out for victory. No time wasting to take game into ET or PK's, many will label it naive but footballistically it was a breath of fresh air. That was a legit all time WC classic..#BELJPN pic.twitter.com/hqIy5vUkrL
— 🌹 🇨🇦 🇹🇳TheTorontoGooner (@TorontoGooner) July 2, 2018
Next up, Brazil. Good luck, Belgium.