Belgium beat Russia an 88th minute score with Origi

Eden Hazard set up Divock Origi to ensure that Marc Wilmots' men made it into the World Cup round of 16 with a group game to spare at the expense of Fabio Capello's men

22.06.2014 23:18:51

Divock Origi scored an 88th-minute winner to secure Belgium's place in the knockout stages of the 2014 World Cup as the Red Devils beat Russia 1-0 at the Maracana. The Belgians are now on six points in Group H after their opening game defeat of Algeria, while Russia remain on one point following their 1-1 result with South Korea. The majority of Belgium's attacks in the first half came down the right through Dries Mertens, but the forward failed to test goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev, who was in the Russia side after his high-profile error against South Korea. Russia enjoyed the better of the chances in the opening 45 minutes, with Thibaut Courtois parrying away a Victor Fayzulin effort and Aleksandr Kokorin flashing a header wide when he should arguably have done better. It was not until the final 10 minutes of the second half that the game opened up, as Russia's Andrey Eshchenko dragged a shot wide and Belgium substitute Kevin Mirallas thumped a low free kick against the post. But, with two minutes left of normal time, Origi, on for Romelu Lukaku, rifled home from Eden Hazard's cut back to seal all three points for the Red Devils. Belgium 1-0 Russia Short Highlights

Category : Internationals World Cup 2014