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KFC Moments of the Day: Firmino strike seals it for Brazil, Belgium's greatest comeback

6:26 pm AEST 3/7/18
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Firmino opened his tournament's goalscoring account against Mexico, while Belgium left it late against the Japanese on Monday

KFC Moment of the Day 1 

Roberto Firmino struck late after coming on as a second half substitute to help Brazil claim a 2-0 win over Mexico in the South American Derby on Monday afternoon. 

Brazil soaked up the pressure for the better part of their game after Neymar had opened the scoring against El Tri until Firmino sealed their passage into the quarter-finals with an easy tap-in from close range. 

It was a typical Firmino goal, and the one that sent tongues wagging among the Brazilians as it meant more than just progression to the last eight, but his first of this year's tournament. 

With this strike, Firmino must have raised a hand for Brazil coach Tite to hand him a start in the upcoming quarter-final match against Belgium.

KFC Moment of the Day 2 

A gallant display by the Belgians saw them topple Japan and book their place in the quarter-finals of this year's tournament. 

At 2-0, Belgium looked dead and buried, but Roberto Martinez had other ideas as he changed things around in the second half and urged his charges to crowd the Japanese box.

Once they pulled one back, Eden Hazard and Co. were just unbelievable on the ball. The second goal, which was the equaliser, gave them a renewed sense of belief. 

And they would consider themselves fortunate to have weathered the Japanese storm in the dying minutes of the game, soon before their slick counter-attack which saw them net the winner deep into stoppage time to seal a 3-2 win. 

What makes the victory even sweeter, apart from advancing to the quarter-finals, is the fact that Belgium became the first team to come from two goals down to win a knockout match since the 1996 games when Portugal defeated Korea DPR 5-3 in the quarter-finals.