MX23RW : Sunday, July 22 13:05:20
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'

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.

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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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