Published: Sun, June 24, 2018
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Two each for Hazard and Lukaku as Belgium thump Tunisia 5-2

Two each for Hazard and Lukaku as Belgium thump Tunisia 5-2

Lukaku is joint tournament top scorer with Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo on four goals, and with seven goals Belgium's most successful scorer at World Cups and Euros overall, one more than Jan Ceulemans.

Toby Alderweireld's long pass from defence was taken on the chest by Hazard, who then rounded Mustapha to stroke into an empty net.

And they got off to the flawless start in Moscow today, with Chelsea star Eden Hazard firing in from the penalty spot after being brought down in the box by Syam Ben Youssef.

The Tunisians however pulled one back thanks to Dylan Bronn in the 18th minute.

Bronn soon went off injured and was later joined on the sidelines by Tunisia defender Syam Ben Youssef.

Lukaku also scored two goals in Belgium's opening 3-0 win over Panama. This enabled us to score five goals.

The tournament has seen 65 goals scored so far at an average of 2.4 goals per game.


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

Lukaku finishes it coolly to give Belgium a 2-0 lead over Tunisia in the 16th minute.

Tunisia's defense was unsettled by two first-half injuries.

Tunisia, also without a point after two matches having extended their 40-year World Cup winless run to 13 games, are also still in with a theoretical chance of making it on through three points.

Hazard hit the ball low and left past Tunisia goalkeeper Farouk Ben Mustapha to give Belgium the lead. After a neat triangle in the middle of the park sucked in the Tunisian defence, Toby Alderweireld lifted an inch flawless through ball to Hazard, who rounded Ben Mustapha before finishing calmly into an open net.

Against England on Thursday, Belgium will be favored to advance as the victor of Group H.

Lukaku however scored a second goal to leave score line at 3-1 at first half.

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