Brazil began the match on top with Neymar and Paulinho scrapping inside the box but Belgium's back three held firm. 

The Red Devils took the lead courtesy of an own goal from Fernandinho off Nacer Chadli's corner. It came against the run of play, Brazil were down. 

Belgium threatened constantly on the counter-attack until they finally pounced from a Brazil corner.

Romelu Lukaku, with some textbook hold-up play, skipped past the entire Brazil midfield before releasing Kevin De Bruyne who slammed the ball into the bottom left corner to make it 2-0.

Substitute Renato Augusto pulled one back for Brazil, heading home Philippe Coutinho's brilliantly floated cross only one minute after coming on.

But it was too little too late, meaning Belgium will face France in the last four.


Alisson Becker - 5

Alisson made a decent save from Kevin De Bruyne's free-kick while Fernandinho's gaffe at the corner was out of his control, De Bruyne's finish for the second was always moving away from him. 

Fagner - 4

Nothing short of anonymous against Belgium offering nothing going forward and very weak defending Hazard and Chadli. 

Thiago Silva - 5.5

Silva was very composed under pressure when playing out from the back and should have opened the scoring from the corner with the ball bouncing off his thigh. 

Miranda - 5

Miranda was given the run around by Romelu Lukaku as he was beaten for pace and strength and allowed the centre-forward way too much space and time. Belgium were finding their openings inside his left channel. 

Marcelo - 7

Exceptional going forward as chances were spraying left and right down Marcelo's flank. Some desperate defending on the counter-attack against Belgium thwarted a chance in the 21st minute but that wasn't repeated when De Bruyne slammed home number two. 

Paulinho - 4

The Barcelona midfielder didn't have one of his better games as he scuffed a half-volley in the tenth minute from a Brazil corner and watched another clear cut chance go begging. He was open and vulnerable to Belgium lightning fast transition when Lukaku skipped past to open the field up for the second goal.