Lukaku, Hazard score 2 each, help Belgium beat Tunisia 5-2

Lukaku, Hazard score 2 each, help Belgium beat Tunisia 5-2

Lukaku, Hazard score 2 each, help Belgium beat Tunisia 5-2

Captain Eden Hazard and Romel Lukaku each scored twice as Belgium humiliated Tunisia 5-2 in a Group G match played on Saturday 23rd June.

Lukaku, who also had a brace against Panama on Monday, has scored 17 goals in his last 11 worldwide 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's Jan Vertonghen, left, and Tunisia's Wahbi Khazri challenge for the ball. A spot in the round of 16 is nearly certain after an opening 3-0 win over Panama.

Tunisia were always up against it not to be eliminated from the World Cup after two games, having been drawn alongside England and Belgium in Group G.

Lukaku clipped a right-foot shot over advancing goalkeeper Farouk Ben Mustapha in first-half stoppage time.

Belgium put down a major marker with their win, but England could just as easily have scored five goals in their encounter with Tunisia.

Belgium defender Thomas Meunier had spoken ahead of the match that his side should go for the throat against Tunisia and that is exactly what they did.

Leading the group on goal difference, Martinez's Red Devils ease past Panama 3-0 with a brace from Manchester United forward Romelu Lukaku and Dries Mertens' wonder goal. Tunisia will have a lot to reflect on when they come back for the second half.

Any thoughts that the rampant Belgians would accelerate out of sight were dispelled - at least briefly - just two minutes later, though. Then, a 26-game tournament in Switzerland failed to produce a goalless draw.

The heat was supposed to slow the pace down, but it was the complete opposite as Belgium soared into an early 2-0 lead.

Hazard failed to turn home Lukaku's low cross from close-range soon after but the latter doubled the Red Devils' advantage after 16 minutes.

Aymen Mathlouthi, Rami Bedoui, Hamdi Nagguez, Ghaaylen Chaalali and Mohamed Amine Ben Amor were the players whose World Cup minutes were cut by the new arrivals.

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