Published: Mon, June 25, 2018
Sport | By Joe Gonzales

Belgium's Romelu Lukaku did something no player has done since Diego Maradona

Belgium's Romelu Lukaku did something no player has done since Diego Maradona

Tunisia did manage a late consolation, when Khazri swept home Hamdi Nagguez's cross but, unless Panama beat England, they will become the third African team to be eliminated, leaving Nigeria and Senegal to carry their continent's hopes.

Belgium has yet to face South American or European opposition, however, and playing England on Thursday should decide who advances to the round of 16 as the victor of Group H.

Though Belgium is a long way from a first World Cup title, it is has looked like the most complete attacking force in Russian Federation.

Tunisia's need to win and attacking approach made it easy for Belgium to pick them off in their World Cup Group G clash, according to Eden Hazard.

Belgium light up the group stages with a ruthless demolition of Tunisia. Roberto Martínez said Eden Hazard and Dries Mertens were also hurt, picking up calf and ankle injuries respectively.

Hazard opened the scoring for Belgium as early as the sixth minute from the penalty spot before Lukaku doubled for the Belgians 10 minutes later.

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I would rather come here, attack it and score goals. "It's a massive boost, a massive bonus, we kept going". Kane, speaking to reporters as quoted by FourFourTwo , revealed what the Argentine had texted him post-game.

"The answer is very clear; if we could have seven days to prepare for the England game and then seven days ahead of the next game, then I would carry on with the same starting eleven", Martinez told reporters.

Mertens plays a through ball into the middle of Tunisia's defense, and Lukaku receives the pass and drives a low shot to the back post.

Belgium almost answered several times in the remainder of the first half, with Hector Carrasco and Axel Witsel both missing quality chances. The scoreline reads 2-1 in favour of Belgium, and the game is turning out to be a goal fest already.

De Bruyne set up the second goal for Romelu Lukaku with a characteristically innovative pass and the Manchester City midfielder said on Wednesday he saw that as his primary task at the tournament. 48 minutes into the game, Belgium are enjoying a comprehensive 3-1 lead.

A win would put the Red Devils in pole position to qualify for the last 16.

Lukaku joined Cristiano Ronaldo on the top of the goal-scorers list at this World Cup and on this form he might end up winning the Golden Boot. Dylan Bronn scored for Tunisia at 18th minute.

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