Belgium are almost set for the knock out stage of the World Cup after a 5-2 win over Tunisia at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow that leaves the north African side on the brink of being sent home. Except Panama defeat England in Sunday’s Group G match, Belgium will be through with a match to spare while Tunisia will be out. The three lions, meanwhile, would seal their own qualification for the knock out round by beating Panama.
The Manchester United striker scored twice against Tunisia to become the first Belgian to score four goals at a World Cup
Romelu Lukaku has made goalscoring history for Belgium in this afternoon’s World Cup clash with Tunisia, as he netted an impressive first-half brace.
Lukaku has now scored more than any other Belgian at a World Cup, having scored four goals in two matches so far.
The Manchester United striker has also scored more goals (seven) than any other Belgium international over World Cups and European Championships combined.
Lukaku now also holds the record of the first player since Argentina great Diego Maradona in 1986 to score two goals or more in successive World Cup games.
The former Chelsea man moves level with Cristiano Ronaldo in the race for the Golden Boot at this year’s championship, having kicked off with two goals in Belgium’s opening-game 3-0 win over Panama.
The 25-year-old added two more in the first half of the meeting with Tunisia on matchday two for Roberto Martinez’s side, slotting home both with his left foot.
Lukaku’s record now stands at 40 goals in 71 caps for Belgium.
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