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Belgium defeats Tunisia to top Group G

June 23, 2018 6:33 pm

Romelu Lukaku drew level with Cristiano Ronaldo at the top of the World Cup goalscoring chart.

Lukaku scored twice as Belgium moved to the edge of the last 16 after a 5-2 romp against Tunisia.

The victory leaves Belgium on top of Group G with two wins ahead of their clash on Friday against England, who play Panama tomorrow.

Arab news reports, Lukaku also scored 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 Russia.

Belgium captain Eden Hazard scored, including an early penalty, before substitute Michy Batshuayi added their fifth.

Tunisia’s consolation goals came from defender Dylan Bronn and Captain Wahbi Khazri.

The Belgians were criticized by Coach Roberto Martinez for starting slowly against Panama in their first group match but flew out of the blocks in Moscow.