06/22/2014 01:59 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Belgium Edges Russia 1-0 With Late Goal From Divock Origi (VIDEO)

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Belgium hasn't started brightly in its games at the 2014 World Cup. But the Red Devils sure know how to finish.

Teenage substitute Divock Origi helped Belgium seal a place in the Round of 16 by scoring the decisive goal in a 1-0 win over Russia at Estadio do Maracana in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday. The lone goal of the match came in the 88th minute when Eden Hazard created a chance for Origi. The 19-year-old reserve forward ran onto the pass from Hazard and sent a right-footed shot past Russia goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev from just outside the six-yard box.

The win gives Belgium wins its first two matches in Brazil and ensures it will advance out of Group H into the knockout stage. Both wins were made possible by late goals coming from substitutes in the latter stages of games. The second-youngest team at the 2014 World Cup, the talented Belgium side trailed Algeria before rallying for a 2-1 win in its opener and struggled to assert itself agaisnt Russia for much of their encounter on Sunday.

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Having taken maximum points from its first two group-stage games, Beligum is the first team from Group H to secure advancement.

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