After an intense match with chances for both sides in the first part and a second one in which Belgium gradually matured the fixture, they reached the extra-time, in which Marc Wilmots decided to get Lukaku into the game, a player who was decisive and revolutionized the match. He was present in all the danger plays and took only two minutes to give an assist to De Bruyne, who scored in 92. Then, in 104, he decided the match against the Americans with a superb shot to the first goalpost that Howard could not contain.
In the second half of the extra-time, Green shortened distances in 107 without Courtois being able to prevent it, although he did touch the ball with his hand. What he could avoid was the tie in 113, when the North Americans took a practiced free kick and the Atlético goalkeeper saved the shot from Dempsey.
Belgium will face Argentina on Saturday 5th in the quarter-finals, having a re-make of the 1986 World Cup semi-final, when the 'Red Devils' faced a national team led by Diego Armando Maradona that would be the world champion. Argentina won Switzerland 1 - 0 in the extra-time, suffering greatly.