facebook
twitter
search
search

Belgium rallies to defeat Algeria

Belgium avoided a disappointing defeat in its opening match of the World Cup, rallying from a one-goal deficit to get a 2-1 win over Algeria at the Estadio Mineirao on Tuesday.
By The Sports Network June 17, 2014 at 1:56 PM

Belgium avoided a disappointing defeat in its opening match of the World Cup, rallying from a one-goal deficit to get a 2-1 win over Algeria at the Estadio Mineirao on Tuesday.

Algeria took a shock lead after 25 minutes when Jan Vertonghen conceded a penalty kick, which Sofiane Feghouli converted with great ease.

But Belgium battled back with super-subs Marouane Fellaini and Dries Mertens scoring 10 minutes apart in the second half to hand the Red Devils a vital victory in the Group H opener.

More to follow...

[SportsNetwork.com]

Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Eric Hosmer, Kansas City Royals continue to have a blast
Chicago White Sox continue surge with win vs. Boston Red Sox
Golden State Warriors' Steve Kerr having back surgery
New York Mets' Noah Syndergaard shuts down San Diego Padres
Chris Davis powers Baltimore Orioles past Atlanta Braves