Russia has 24 clearances thus far, the most in a first half in the World Cup in the last 50 years.
A corner now for Russia five minutes from the interval - but the referee blows for a foul as Courtois comes to confidently punch away.
Belgium is 1-14 (7%) on passes into the box, 3rd-worst in a game at this tournament.
The referee gives another soft decision as Marouane Fellaini goes up for a header - this one is getting a little bit disjointed.
Russia with another corner - can they make this count three minutes from half-time?
Headed away... and Victor Fayzulin volleys over from 25 yards!
A nice effort that as Fayzulin meets the clearance on the volley, but can't keep his shot down.
Oh Aleksandr Kokorin, what have you done! The striker ghosts in between Kompany and Vertonghen and meets a perfect cross, but glances his header wide from six yards out!
That really was a terrible miss from Kokorin - Courtois was motionless, and a header practically anywhere on target would have put Russia 1-0 up.
MadMax, Witsel's been decent so far, I'd say!
HALF-TIME! Belgium 0-0 Russia