Jun 17, 2014 at 5pm UK at ​Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte
Belgium
2-1
Algeria
Fellaini (69'), Mertens (79')
Vertonghen (23')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Feghouli (24' pen.)
Bentaleb (34')

Marc Wilmots: 'Belgium rewarded for showing patience'

Belgium's midfielder Dries Mertens (L) celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Group H football match against Algeria on June 17, 2014
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Marc Wilmots says that Belgium were rewarded for staying calm after going a goal behind against Algeria earlier today.

Belgium manager Marc Wilmots believes that his side were rewarded for staying calm after falling behind against Algeria.

The Red Dragons found themselves a goal down after 24 minutes at the Estadio Mineirao, before hitting back with two goals in the final 20 minutes to edge past a tiring Algerian side.

"It was a tough match but we were patient throughout and at the end we were rewarded," Wilmots is quoted as saying by BBC Sport.

"We stayed calm after doing a small mistake in the first half. We got a new momentum. We saw that Algeria were getting more and more tired.

"At half time people were a bit down, but I said 'don't worry, we will score and we will change totally the match'."

Belgium return to action on Sunday when they take on Russia.

Belgium's midfielder Dries Mertens (L) celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Group H football match against Algeria on June 17, 2014
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