Published: Sun, June 24, 2018
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Hazard, Lukaku doubles as impressive Belgium trounce Tunisia 5-2

Hazard, Lukaku doubles as impressive Belgium trounce Tunisia 5-2

The Red Devils are in pole position at the top of Group G after adding a 5-2 rout of Tunisia on Saturday afternoon to their 3-0 win against Panama.

In a high tempo game, Lukaku bagged a second consecutive brace, taking him to seven goals in his last four worldwide games, while captain Hazard notched his first goals of the tournament in a dominant performance for the Red Devils.

After the comprehensive 3-0 victory over Panama in their first game, Belgium were always expected to be unchanged for the Tunisia match.

Belgium keeping the ball well now but Tunisia challenging on the counter.

Belgium's last World Cup game against Tunisia was in 2002 when they played to a 1-1 draw.

The Spaniard said: "If we had seven days to prepare, and then have another seven days after the England game we would carry on with the same team". Tunisia - thrashed 2-1 by England on Monday - face Belgium, who many people think will go all the way.

Spain's plan is to top the group by racking up the goals
In the extra time, an own goal sealed their faith for the match as they started the tournament with a 1-0 loss. The match was more about performance than result, and as an Egyptian fan, I think I can take the result.

Belgium has shown the most complete attacking force at the World Cup, though without yet playing a European or South American team. Maradona had achieved the mark against Belgium and England in Mexico.

The Manchester City midfielder picked out Hazard from his own box, sent a long pass that pierced through the Tunisian rearguard, and the Chelsea forward did the rest by rounding Farouk Ben Mustapha and slotting into the empty net.

And there was a moment in the first-half from Lukaku that really got fans talking, with the likes of Piers Morgan and rugby referee Nigel Owens all praising the Belgian striker.

"It was a great game to watch as a neutral but that doesn't mean that we are the finished article".

Following his double against Panama it took the him to four goals for the tournament, level with Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo, and made him Belgium's highest scorer at a single World Cup - after one-and-a-half games.

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