Lukaku nets brace again to lead Belgium rout of Tunisia

World Cup 2018 Belgium vs Tunisia Belgium Face Tunisia Eyeing Race For Supremacy In Group G

Thursday's clash in Kaliningrad against England, who can assure their own qualification by beating Panama on Sunday, will stretch a side that truly believes it can go all the way in Russian Federation and better a previous best semifinal finish. After also scoring twice in the opening 3-0 win against Panama, Manchester United's Lukaku showed clinical finishing with two first-half goals in Moscow, matching Ronaldo's tally in Russian Federation.

If Belgium beats Tunisia it will be nearly certainly assured of a place in the knockout stages of the World Cup.

Belgium has defeated Tunisiato reach the final 16 round of the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russian Federation. Tunisia knew only a positive result would keep the hopes of over 15 000 traveling supporters alive and were looking to bounce back after a discouraging loss against England in their opening match.

In what has been a hugely productive 2017-18 campaign, Lukaku has followed up his 27 goals in all competitions for United with seven goals for Belgium in June alone.

Tunisia captain Khazri grabbed their second goal just before the final whistle of their second defeat in Russian Federation.

Though Tunisia started the second-half offensively and managing to put Belgium back-foot, Hazard managed to complete his brace in the 51st minute to give his side a massive lead.

Belgium take on Tunisia on Saturday with their eyes set on the knockout round of the World Cup but fearful that star forward Eden Hazard is set for another bruising encounter.

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Bronn was replaced by Hamdi Nagguez, while Ben Youssef was replaced by Yohan Benalouane.

Lukaku however scored a second goal to leave score line at 3-1 at first half. Wahbi Khazri's in-swinging free-kick was pounced upon by Dylan Bronn, whose header bounced off the pitch and past an outstretched Thibaut Courtois.

The Tunisians who registered two goals as consolation also impressed the 44,190 spectators with their struggle. Substitute Michy Batshuayi made it a rout in stoppage time, and failed with three other good scoring chances.

Tunisia are now winless in 13 World Cup matches and have lost each of their last four. "They're very great players, and a great team".

With one eye on the England game, Martinez took off Lukaku, then Hazard as the half wore on and for the final 22 minutes brought on Batshuayi, who could have scored five.

That approach nearly paid off against England in Volgograd on Monday as they frustrated Gareth Southgate's men for most of the second half after they pulled level 10 minutes before the break from the penalty spot.

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