Samuel Umtiti's goal lifts France over Belgium (Video)

Samuel Umtiti's goal lifts France over Belgium (Video)

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Samuel Umtiti's goal lifts France over Belgium (Video)

Belgium’s magical run came to an end in Tuesday’s semifinal-round matchup against France, and the game-winning goal came from an unlikely source.

With so many potential goal-scorers in the match, from Kylian Mbappe, to Eden Hazard, to Paul Pogba, to Kevin De Bruyne, it actually ended up being a defender that came up big in the clutch.

France defender Samuel Umtiti got on the other end of a corner kick, and perfectly deflected the ball into the back of the net in the 51st minute with his head.

https://twitter.com/FOXSoccer/status/1016761967409655808

This stat puts the feat in perspective.

France went on to win — punching its ticket to the final — 1-0. What a match.

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