Belgium romp past Tunisia with Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku doubles

Doug Mendoza
June 23, 2018

Lukaku, who also had a brace against Panama on Monday, has scored 17 goals in his last 11 global games, Hazard scored his first two World Cup goals with a penalty in the opening minutes and Michy Batshuayi capped off the scoring late.

Belgium have closed in on a spot in the last 16 with a magnificent 5-2 win over Tunisia in their Group G encounter in Moscow.

Romelu Lukaku scored after 16 minutes and though Dylan Bronn pulled one back for Tunisia, Lukaku made it 3-1 just before half-time.

The defeat means Tunisia, who have not won in the World Cup since 1978 - a run of 13 games - will exit the tournament if England pick up a point on Sunday against Panama.

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Belgium put the wheels in motion with a stellar performance against debutants Panama, and a place in the knockout stages at the 2018 World Cup beckons against Tunisia. After starting slow in a 3-0 win over Panama, Belgium got off to an incredibly fast start, scoring three times in the first half.

Hazard hit the ball low and left past Tunisia goalkeeper Farouk Ben Mustapha to give Belgium the lead.

Tunisia coach Nabil Maaloul swapped his goalkeeper with Farouk Mustapha taking over from Mouez Hassen, who played in the opening 2-1 defeat to England, failing to stop Harry Kane scoring the late victor for the Three Lions.

These two countries have previously met at the 2002 World Cup in Korea, where they shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw. The win gives the Red Devils six points in the group, and it's almost impossible to see how they don't make it to the group stage now.

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