Two Manchester City were on the score sheet in the first half of tonight’s World Cup quarter-final between Brazil and Belgium – but one of them will wish he hadn’t have been.
That is because a Vincent Kompany header found the head of Fernandinho who inadvertently glanced the ball into his own goal to give Belgium a 1-0 lead. Still haunted by the memories of the 7-1 at the last World Cup, this one could also stick in Ferna’s mind for the wrong reasons.
Belgium doubled their lead with a great “Made in Manchester” team goal finished off by a Kevin De Bruyne wonder strike. KDB was deployed further up the pitch by Roberto Martinez for the first time at the World Cup and showed his class in the first half, capped off by a fantastic goal.
It put Brazil on the verge of World Cup elimination and needing a big second half performance by Fernandinho, Gabriel Jesus, Neymar, and the others to try and get back into the game…