Record Breaker: Romelu Lukaku Moves Clear As Belgium’s New All-Time Top Scorer By Nodding In Goal No. 31 Against Japan (Video)

Chris Wright

15th, November 2017

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After drawing level with a couple of poacher’s goals against Mexico on Saturday, Romelu Lukaku took 72 minutes of Tuesday night’s friendly against Japan to move clear as Belgium’s all-time record goalscorer.

Lukaku notched the 31st goal of his international career (on his 65th appearance) when he nodded home Nacer Chadli’s far-post cross from approximately 30 centimetres out…

That strike moved Lukaku one ahead of both Bernard Voorhoof and Paul van Himst in the standings, who both amassed 30 goals during their respective stints with the Red Devils.

It also proved to be the only goal of the night in Brugge as Roberto Martinez’s promising side (decked out in their new 1984-inspired kit) extended their unbeaten run to 16 games.