Romelu Lukaku gives Belgium killer edge

Romelu Lukaku gives Belgium killer edge

Belgium coach Roberto Martinez revealed on Friday he has been keeping one eye on next week's blockbuster clash with England in the lead-up to the Red Devils' Group G match against Tunisia.

Only Jan Ceulemans (6) has scored more goals in major tournaments for Belgium (World Cup and European Championships) than Romelu Lukaku (5, level with Marc Wilmots).

The only competitive World Cup fixture between the two sides ended in a 1-1 draw, with former Belgian manager Marc Wilmots on the scoresheet.

In the last minute of the first half, Lukaku netted the third goal for Belgium, tying Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo for the top scorer of the 2018 World Cup with four goals.

"It's not easy to score that amount of goals in two games", said Belgium coach Martinez following their 3-0 opening win over Panama.

Nabil Maaloul has apologised to supporters following Tunisia's 5-2 loss to Belgium and has urged his players to quickly respond to their latest setback.

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. The previous match of England vs Tunisia resulted in 2-1, only to prove that they can pose to be a threat to Belgium.

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Belgium were unwilling to let Tunisia off the hook and when they returned from the dressing room, Hazard fastened onto a raking pass from De Bruyne from his half, to to go round goalkeeper Ben Mustapha for a simple tap in. It is really good for us to be able to adapt to different types of games.

With less than five minutes on the clock, Hazard was brought down by Syam Ben Youssef. Sliti starts on the bench after Tunisia's 2-1 defeat by England, while Farouk Ben Mustapha stays in goal after coming on when Mouez Hassen was injured.

Only in the 90th minute, after Youri Tielemans found him in the box, did Batshuayi tally his first World Cup goal, and Khazri answered in the 93rd minute, moments before the full-time whistle.

After this, the struggle between the two teams continued for a long time. Now, they look like a team that has played together for years and years.

Also in that match Tunisia lost its main goalkeeper of hassena Muez, who, because of a shoulder injury and is will not play at the world Cup. Dylan Bronn and captain Wahbi Khazri were on target for Tunisia.

"He had a fantastic game and scored two goals, that is what you want".

The Red Devils were rampant at times and rested both forwards in the second half for tougher tests ahead.

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