Five-star Belgium put themselves among World Cup favourites

Luukaku (2), Hazard (2) and Batshuayi scored as they beat Tunisia 5-2

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Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku scored two each as Belgium beat Tunisia 5-2 on Saturday to announce themselves among the favourites to win the World Cup. 

Alba López


Mundial de Rusia





Courtois; Meunier, Alderweireld, Boyata, Vertonghen, Carrasco; Witsel, De Bruyne; Mertens (Tielemans, 85'), Lukaku (Fellaini, 59'), Hazard (Batshuayi, 67').


Ben Mustapha; Bronn (Naguez, 24'), S. Ben Youssef (Benalouane, 41'), Meriah, Maaloul; Khaoui, Skhiri, Sassi (Sliti, 59'); F. Ben Youssef, Khazri, Badri.


1-0 M. 6 Hazard, de penalti. 2-0 M. 15 Lukaku. 2-1 M. 17 Bronn. 3-1 M. 45+3 Lukaku. 4-1 M. 50 Hazard. 5-1 M. 89 Batshuayi. 5-2 M. 93 Khazri.


Jair Marrufo (Estados Unidos). TA: Sassi (13').


Otkrytiye Arena (Moscú). 44.190 espectadores.

Roberto Martinez's side followed up their three-goal win over Panama with a five-star performance against Tunisia which suggested they could win the competition this summer. 

Belgium have six points from their two games and, saving a miracle, are in the last 16, so Martinez said he will make changes in their final game against England. 

Hazard opened the scoring from the penalty spot before setting up Lukaku, who produced a lovely finish to double Belgium's lead. 

Dylan Bronn pulled one back with less than 20 minutes on the clock but the Tunisia man's glee turned to pain moments later when he was forced off injured. 

Lukaku added his second before halftime -- his fourth of the finals -- with another lovely finish, lifted over the Tunisia goalkeeper. 

Hazard scored his second and Belgium's fourth shortly after the break but we had to wait until stoppage time for the goal scoring to be rounded off. 

Substitute Michy Batshuayi made it five before Wahbi Khazri added a late consolation for Tunisia, who will exit the competition on Sunday if England avoid defeat against Panama. 


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