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02nd Jul 2018

Christian Benteke marks Belgium’s win with a tweet about Philippe Coutinho

Simon Lloyd

Christian Benteke was pretty happy on Monday night

Or at least the fella tasked with running his Twitter account was.

Benteke was originally named in the first edition of Belgium’s World Cup squad by Roberto Martinez, only to be dropped for the final cut.

As a result, the Crystal Palace has been forced to watch the action from afar. Presumably, this was the case as his countrymen booked their spot in the quarter finals with a thrilling comeback against Japan.

Goalless at the break, early second-half goals from Genki Haraguchi and Takashi Inui had Belgium staring at an earlier-than-expected elimination. It was not to be though. Headers from Jan Vertonghen and Marouane Fellaini drew them level, before s stunning break allowed Nacer Chadli to slide home the winner with the last kick of the game.

A brilliant finale to an incredible 45 minutes.

Belgium’s reward is a quarter-final against Brazil – the subject of the tweet Benteke fired out after full-time.

Using two pictures of his former Liverpool teammate, Philippe Coutinho, Benteke’s tweet implied Brazil would have been disappointed to see Belgium’s comeback.

Here, look…

Coutinho had featured for Brazil earlier in the day as they defeated Mexico 2-0 with goals from Neymar and Roberto Firmino,