Belgium were heading out of the World Cup in Russia after they found themselves two goals down to Japan shortly after the start of the second half.
The Japanese side matched Belgium and gave a good account of themselves in a breathtaking game.
Goals from Genki Haraguchi and Takashi Inui had fired Japan into a two goal lead shortly after the start of the second half, before the Belgians hit back through headers from Jan Vertonghen and Maroune Fellaini before Nacer Chadli tapped home a winning goal with virtually the last kick of the game.
Thibaut Courtois played a key role in the winning goal seconds before the final whistle as he kept out a Japanese attack from a Keisuke Honda free-kick with a fine save before he then started a devastating counter attack that won the game for Belgium.
After collecting a corner, the Chelsea stopper rolled the ball out to Kevin De Bruyne who in turn slipped in Meunier who squared for Chadli to tap home a dramatic winner and break Japanese hearts.
The Chelsea goalkeeper couldn’t believe the comeback as he ran to the touchline in wild celebration with Belgium boss Roberto Martinez.