Belgium will face five-time World Cup winners Brazil in the quarterfinals at the ongoing tournament in Russia after they came from two goals down to beat Japan 3-2 in their last 16 clash.
After a goalless first half, the game sprung into life in the first minute of the second half when Hannover 96 star Genki Haraguchi gave Japan a shock lead.
Takashi Inui added a second goal six minutes but that proved to spark the Belgians into life with the team staring elimination in the face.
Tottenham Hotspur defender Jan Vertonghen pulled one back for Roberto Martinez’ side on 69 minutes before substitute Marouane Fellaini levelled proceedings for the Red Devils five minutes.
It was Fellaini’s 18th international goal for Belgium.
By this time, the Group G winners were in full control and the pressure finally paid off when another substitute Nacer Chadli scored the winning goal in added time to save his side from the troubles of extra time.
With the win, Belgium will now face Brazil in their second successive World Cup quarterfinal with the hope that the latest installment turns out to be positive following the 1-0 defeat they suffered at the hands of Argentina during the last edition in Brazil.