Belgium was expected to lit up the FIFA World Cup with their superb attacking prowess but the European giants have literally set the mega event on fire in Russia. Continuing their fine form in the world cup, Belgium secured resounding victory over Tunisia in their second Group G match. And once again, Romelu Lukaku stole the limelight with mesmerising display in the box bagging two superb goals while Eden Hazard also opened his account in the ongoing tournament.
Belgium entered the match as clear favourites given the world-class players complemented with good form. The Red Devils duly announced themselves in the game in the 6th minute when Eden Hazard converted a penalty giving his side a 1-0 lead.
Continuing to prove his doubters wrong, Romelu Lukaku once again rose to the big occasion and scored a sublime goal past the haplessly standing Tunisian goalkeeper. However, D Bronn tried to get his side back into the game with a headed finish but it was just not enough.
The Manchester United forward showed his attacking mettle yet again in the last minute before halftime by scoring a beautiful chip shot and taking his goal tally to 4.
Lukaku has now emerged as the hot-favourite to take away the Golden Shoe as he now sits at par with Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo with 4 goals. With the ruthless form that he has shown so far, the Belgian had a chance to net a hattrick in the game but coach Roberto Martinez substituted him in the 59th minute to keep him fresh for the next match.
Belgium started the second half strongly as well and Eden Hazard took just 6 minutes to make it 4-1 for his side while in the dying minutes of the game Michy Batshuayi put the final nail in Tunisia’s coffin.
Tunisia’s Wahbi Khazri salvaged a second goal for his side in the injury time but it was too late as the damage was already done.
With the victory, Belgium has virtually secured the round of 16 berth while Tunisia is effectively out of the tournament. Belgium will now play England in their last group match on June 28, Thursday, while Tunisia will face Panama.