To round off a really good night on a high, I will use this last blog feed, which will be updated live as the match between both teams unfold. This match needs to be a better one as the previous match that was on earlier only had one goal score, so let’s hope that this match makes today a day to remember. As always, I will be using BBC Sport to copy football commentator‘s quotes from the BBC Sport website into this blog feed, plus I will add my own thoughts into this blog feed based entirely on the match as it unfolds.
South Korea 0-1 Belgium
Neil Johnston: “South Korea are not hanging about. They need a win and in the opening couple of minutes they show their attacking intent with a move that is ended in the Belgium penalty area by an offside flag. Adnan Januzaj has his first touch. And it’s a clever one by the teenager as Belgium mount their first attack that comes to nothing.”
Neil Johnston: “South Korea are continuing to press forward and Kim Young-gwon lashes a good chance high and wide. How lucky are South Korea? Kim Young-gwon throws himself in front of Anthony vanden Borre right on the edge of the area. Belgium’s players want a penalty but the referee waves play on. That should have been a free-kick at least. Kevin Mirallas has the ball in the back of the South Korea net but a late off-side flag brings the Everton midfielder’s celebrations to a premature end.”
I apologise if I’m taking a bit longer than usual to put quotes up and my own thoughts of the match, as my internet is playing up at my end, my sincere apologies.
Internet’s back up, but will keep an eye on it, for now, I’ll continue to add the quotes and my own thoughts in on the match.
Neil Johnston: “Kevin Mirallas has the ball in the back of the South Korea net but a late off-side flag brings the Everton midfielder’s celebrations to a premature end. South Korea stated brightly. But that seems a very long time ago. Belgium are starting to dominate and Dries Mertens is presented with a glorious chance to fire the Red Devils ahead. Instead the Napoli forward blazes over from 10 yards. South Korea are still alive. South Korea have woken up in Sao Paulo. Two chances inside a minute as Ki Sung-yueng forces Thibaut Courtois into a fine save from 25-yards before a corner causes chaos in the Belgium defence and the ball is hacked off the line. The Taeguk Warriors are knocking on the door.”
Neil Johnston: “Belgium might be through to the next round but they certainly not sitting back in Sao Paulo. Dries Mertens powers into the South Korea half but is stopped in his tracks before he can cause any serious damage. Sunderland’s Ki Sung-yueng flattens Adnan Januzaj on the edge of the South Korea area. Danger. What a disappointing set-piece as Jan Vertonghen’s effort strikes Lee Yong on the leg and the chance is gone.”
Gary Lineker (Match of the Day Presenter): “I know most of you will be watching the Belgium game, but Russia against Algeria is wonderfully entertaining.”
Neil Johnston: “All Belgium’s chances are dropping for Dries Mertens but the Napoli man has clearly left his scoring boots at home. Madness by Steven Defour. His team are sailing through to the knockout stages but the Porto midfielder produces an ugly right foot challenge on Kim Shin-wook. There was absolutely no need for that. Belgium down to 10 men.”
Jonathan Pearce (BBC Match of the Day Commentator): “Defour is stunned but I thought he went in with two feet with a stamping motion after the ball had gone. Surely that will act as an impetus for South Korea to look for goals.”
2ND HALF KICK OFF!!! NOW THIS LAST HALF BETTER BE INTERESTING, AS THERE WERE NO GOALS IN THE FIRST HALF, SO LET’S HOPE THAT EITHER TEAM MAKE THIS SECOND HALF COUNT.
Alistair Bruce-Ball (BBC Radio 5 Live in Sao Paulo): “Gorgeous night sky in Sao Paolo – and you’re in it if you’re at the top of that huge stand.”
Neil Johnston: “What can South Korea do? They’ve got 45 minutes to save their World Cup. The second half is under way. The Taeguk Warriors can smell blood. They make an attacking change at the start of the second half as striker Lee Keun-ho replaces midfielder Han Kook-young. Substitute Lee Keun-ho has made a huge difference to South Korea. The 10 men of Belgium are on the back-foot as Lee forces Thibaut Courtois into a save from 25 yards before heading over from the resulting corner. South Korea are going for this. Belgium are soaking up wave after wave of attacks from South Korea. Adnan Januzaj has been pretty quiet so far and Marc Wilmots has seen enough for this match. The Manchester United youngster is replaced by Tottenham’s Nacer Chadli, while Divock Origi comes on for Dries Mertens for the remainder of the game. Son Heung-min is so close to giving South Korea the lead with a curling cross that cannons off the bar. As it stands, Algeria are going through with Belgium. Substitute Divock Origi is chasing headlines! The young Belgium forward rises hight above the South Korea defence but his header flies wide. It appears to hit a white shirt before going behind but the referee awards a goal kick. The 10 men are piling on the frustration for South Korea.”
Twitter Debate: #bbcworldcup
Dmitry Kosarev: Russia’s second goalkeeper Yuri Lodygin had a breakout season this year. Should have replaced Igor Akinfeev after South Korea.
Hazy: Belgium, like all hipsters, love turning up to the party late.
HAHAHA!!! OH YES!!!! BELGIUM FINALLY SCORE WOOHOO!!!!!!!! (Jan Vertonghen – 77′)
Former England striker Michael Owen on Twitter: “This lad, Origi, who has come on for Belgium looks quality. Only 19, plays for Lille. I expect him to turn up in the Premier League soon.
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