The Red Devils Live Up to the Hype
Belgium-Algeria had the potential to be quite the entertaining game. And it was. Here are our favorite GIFs from Estádio Mineirão in Belo Horizonte.
The shifty Eden Hazard will be key to Belgium’s comeback. Algeria’s willingness to hack him down will be key to preventing that comeback. Keep your eyes on the prize, Algeria. That prize is Hazard’s ankles.
A forearm to the face has always been a yellow card, except on Black Friday at Walmart. I told you it was getting testy out there.
Off the corner, Algeria’s Carl Medjani nearly doubles the lead. I wonder how many Carls there are in Algeria. I can’t imagine there are more than seven.
Substitute Marouane Fellaini, who couldn’t do anything right for Manchester United, gets on a De Bruyne cross and flicks the ball off of his lovely, massive afro past a helpless M’Bolhi. The Belgians have equalized!
Bentaleb wiggles through a few Belgian players and is eventually caught by a brilliant tackle from De Bruyne. The ball squirts out the other way and finds Hazard. Remember him? He takes off streaking through the middle of the Algerian defense and plays a gorgeous through ball to his right, to another substitute, Dries Mertens, who smashes the ball straight past the once again helpless M’Bolhi. Cue wild celebrations. It’s 2-1 Belgium.
While the kids celebrate, Belgium’s coaching staff gets freak-ay! That’s Marc Wilmots, the coach.