Lukaku, Hazard score 2 goals apiece to help Belgium trounce Tunisia

28 June, 2018, 15:48 | Author: Greg Lawrence
  • Lukaku lifts the ball over Panama goalkeeper Jaime Penedo in their World Cup game. It finished 3-0

Watching them splatter a gutsy, industrious Tunisia at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, cracking five goals for the first time at a World Cup, you would have to say, like England, whom they meet on Thursday to determine which team goes through as group G leaders, Belgium might be onto something.

"Some like him and some don't", he said.

It is a team that boasts the likes of Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne, Thibaut Courtois and Lukaku and one that has been heavily tipped to do well since 2014.

He has levelled with Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo as the 2018 FIFA World Cup top scorer with four goals.

For example, if Brazil win Group E and Germany finish second in F, they will be in the same half of the draw as the Group G winners.

These were Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku's words as he recently documented his moving life story of struggle, grit, guts, audacity, and the glory that came with it.

Against England, it hardly made any attacking effort once it equalized, but to stay in contention Tunisia will need to end a 12-match winless streak at the World Cup finals, stretching back 40 years. So far it doesn't seem to matter what he does, he keeps getting better and better and with Hazzard, Kevin de Bruyne and Yannick Carrasco all in form, Belgium are joint top scorers in Russian Federation with 8 goals from just two games.

Hernandez became the first Mexican player to score 50 goals for his country, after 104 appearances, with Vela earlier opening the scoring through yet another penalty kick.

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You can see what I did, and it's just emotion, and I'm just happy to have scored the goal. "I think that Mr. Petkovic is from Sarajevo". "It's clear that emotions surface".

But Belgians are wary, having started tournaments strongly before only to fail, as they did at the last World Cup and at Euro 2016, in the quarter-finals.

It's not just Belgium's starting XI who have impressed.

The Chelsea forward netted twice in Saturday's mauling of Tunisia to ultimately secure Roberto Martinez' side's place in the round of sixteen and his club team-mate Michy Batshuayi got the fifth in the latter stages.

"We have achieved our first goal, now we have to make sure that our team stays at its strongest, of course we want to do well against England, but our team must be equally strong after that match", the former Wigan and Everton boss commented.

"As expected, it was a very hard match", Maaloul said.

The Spurs and Manchester United hitmen are widely considered to be two of the most risky strikers on the planet, and they will arguably only get better.

"But like any other player he knows well that what matters is improving as a team".

Who would you pick for England?

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