By the Numbers - All-European last four, 11 own goals
ESPN brings you the best of the numbers from Belgium's 2-1 win over Brazil in the quarterfinals of the World Cup.
Kevin de Bruyne is just the second Belgian to score more than one goal in World Cup knockout matches, joining Jan Ceulemans, who scored one goal apiece in the round of 16 and the quarterfinals in 1986. De Bruyne scored his other knockout goal in the 2-1 win over United States in the round of 16 in 2014.
Fernandinho scored the 11th own goal of the 2018 World Cup, which is a tournament record. The 1998 (six OGs) and 2014 (five OGs) editions are in second and third place in that list. Fernandinho is only the second Brazilian score an own goal at World Cups -- Marcelo opened Croatia's scoring in the 2014 World Cup opener, which Brazil went on to win 3-1.
Belgium have scored against CONMEBOL opposition for the first time in a World Cup game in 28 years, having last done so in the course of a 3-1 win over Uruguay in the 1990 World Cup's group stages. Since then, both their matches against CONMEBOL teams -- knockout games against Brazil (2002 round of 16) and Argentina (2014 quarterfinals) -- were lost 2-0 and 1-0, respectively.
Brazil played their 109th World Cup game, joining Germany for the record for most matches in World Cup history. Brazil had already surpassed Germany's 226 goals in the 2-0 win against Mexico in the round of 16, taking their own tally up to 228, and they also have the most wins (73) of any nation in World Cup history.
Belgium have advanced to the semifinals of the World Cup for just the second time in their history. Their last semifinal appearance came 32 years ago, in Mexico, when they lost 2-0 to Argentina with Diego Maradona scoring a brace in the last four clash. This Belgium team have also scored their 14th goal, now a record for most goals by Belgium at a World Cup, beating the 12 scored in 1986.
This will be the first World Cup in 12 years, and just the fifth overall, with all four semi-finalists from one confederation. Italy, France, Germany and Portugal were the semi-finalists at the 2006 World Cup, the last time this had happened. All other instances of four teams from the same confederations in the last four also involved UEFA teams -- Italy 1982, England 1966 and Italy 1934.
Belgium are just the ninth team in World Cup history to win* five successive matches in a single World Cup tournament, though the feat has been achieved 11 times. Brazil lead the list with seven wins in 2002 (and six in 1970), while Argentina won five consecutive games in both 1986 and 2014. Both Netherlands and Spain registered six successive wins in 2010, while other teams with five victories on the bounce are Germany (2014), Italy (1990), Poland (1974) and England (1966).
Thibaut Courtois made nine saves for Belgium, taking his tournament tally up to 18. Only Guillermo Ochoa of Mexico, who were knocked out in the round of 16 by Brazil, has had more saves in the 2018 World Cup with 24.
*Shootouts not counted as wins. A match won is only over 90 or 120 mins.