World Cup: Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku Net A Brace Each As Potent Belgium Cruise Past Tunisia (Photos & Video)

Alan Duffy

23rd, June 2018

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Belgium all but sealed their place in the last 16 after a thumping 5-2 victory over Tunisia, with both Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku netting braces.

Roberto Martinez’s side got off to the perfect start, with Hazard converting from the penalty spot after he had been felled in the box by Syam Ben Youssef.

10 minutes later, the Belgians doubled their advantage, this time courtesy of Lukaku who fired home after Dries Martens pinched the ball off Ali Maaloul.

However, Tunisia hit back soon after, with Dylan Bronn scoring from a Wahbi Khazri free-kick.

Just before the break, Lukaku nabbed his second of the game, this time via a cool dinked finish.

The Belgians were simply too good for their north African opponents and early in the second period, Hazard made it 4-1, latching on to a Toby Alderweireld pass before rounding ‘keeper Ben Mustapha and slotting home.

Hazard’s Chelsea team-mate, Michy Batshuayi, came off the bench on 68 minutes, and had an eventful afternoon, hitting the bar (courtesy of a dreadful miss) and seeing another effort cleared off the line before finally getting on the score-sheet in injury-time after a superb cross from Youri Tielemans.

There was still time for Tunisia to net again, with Sunderland playmaker Khazri scoring from a Hamdi Nagguez centre.

The game wound end in a deserved 5-2 victory for the potent Belgians, who are in pole position to top Group G, courtesy of their eight-goal haul across their first two games.

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Lukaku and co. face England in their final group game on Thursday, a clash which should decide first and second in the group.

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Tunisia, on the other hand, despite an overall decent showing in Russia, look highly unlikely going any further in the competition.

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  1. Dr.Cajetan Coelho says:

    The Red Devils look consistent. They could go far in Russia.

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