Jan Vertonghen scored Belgium’s crucial first goal as the Red Devils came from two goals down to beat Japan in the World Cup Round of 16.
The Tottenham defender was initially at fault for Japan’s opener, failing to intercept the pass that eventually led to the goal.
— Nick Wojton (@Nick_Wojton) July 2, 2018
But when Belgium were 2-0 down, Vertonghen’s looping header deceived the Japan goalkeeper and completely changed the game.
There was a suggestion the 31-year-old’s goal was intentional, but I think he was just heading the ball back into the danger area.
Decide for yourself by watching below.
GOOOOOOL VERTONGHEN WHAT A HEADER!!!!! pic.twitter.com/b94wRlX3y4
— World Cup (@FlFAWC2018) July 2, 2018