Lukaku, Hazard lead Belgium's rout of Tunisia

Lukaku, Hazard lead Belgium's rout of Tunisia

Lukaku also scored two goals in Belgium's opening 3-0 win over Panama.

Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard became only the fifth pair of teammates to each score two goals under the World Cup's current format as Belgium moved closer to securing passage to the knockout rounds with an easy 5-2 dismissal of Tunisia in Moscow.

And Hazard got his fourth by leaving the goalkeeper in the dust. A huge roar goes out from the Belgium supporters as their national anthem is been sung, we are minutes away from the kick-off.

Unless Panama beat England in Sunday's Group G match, Belgium will be through with a game to spare while Tunisia will be out. You have to give a lot of credit to Tunisia for wanting to press high up and make it a really open game. "On top you have the talent and the quality but since we came together it's been a joy to see a group of players working so hard".


Tunisia responded two minutes later when Dylan Bronn headed the ball past Thibaut Courtois at a free-kick.

An inch-perfect Kevin de Bruyne pass sent Hazard clear for his second six minutes after the restart, the midfielder showing superb balance and skill to round keeper Farouk Ben Mustapha.

Romelu Lukaku, Dries Mertens and Eden Hazard again lead the attack in an unchanged Belgium lineup for the World Cup game against Tunisia. Hazard scored with a sixth-minute penalty kick he earned by being tripped, and Lukaku angled a low, left-foot shot into the corner of the opposing goal. "We will change our style", said coach Nabil Maaloul prior to the contest.

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