Belgium defeat plucky USA to make World Cup quarter finals.

Belgium scored twice in a thrilling extra time period to fly into the World Cup quarter finals for the first time in 28 years after a 2-1 win over USA in Salvador.

Despite the bravery of the US, Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukuku fired past man of the match Tim Howard in the added period to break American hearts.

Jurgen Klinsmann’s side did hit back with a late goal from Julian Green, but it was not enough and Belgium’s “Golden Generation” proceed through to face tournament favourites Argentina in the last eight.

Belgium were the favourites for the game, and showed that with the amount of chances they created. However, Howard’s superb performance kept them out until extra time and set a record for most saves during the 2014 World Cup.

The Belgians did break the deadlock in the 93rd minute when Lukuku’s brawn and strength allowed him to cross for De Bruyne who’s tricky dribble made space to slide past Howard into the far corner.

And right before half time in extra time, Lukuku doubled the lead when his clever run was found by a superb pass by De Bruyne and he rifled into the top corner to make it 2-0.

USA got one back when Michael Bradley lifted the ball over the Belgian defence and Green managed to volley home but it was not enough and Belgium go through.

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