Argentina vs. Belgium: 6 Things We Learned

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Argentina vs. Belgium: 6 Things We Learned
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Argentina became the third team to advance to the World Cup semi-finals as Gonzalo Higuain's solitary goal was enough to beat Belgium in Brasilia.

The Napoli forward fired home a fine effort from the edge of the penalty area just eight minutes into the clash, establishing an Argentina lead that they had to work hard to hold on to.

Higuain could have doubled that advantage, only to hit the crossbar in the second half, and despite a strong late Belgium rally which saw Marouane Fellaini head over the top and Romelu Lukaku threaten after he came off the bench, the South Americans kept hold of their 1-0 advantage and made it into Wednesday's semi-final.

Here are the lessons we learned from the clash.

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