Belgium vs. Tunisia - Football Match Report
- Author: Rosalie Stanley Jun 23, 2018,
Jun 23, 2018, 23:47
Hazard netted twice, as did Romelu Lukaku, with Michy Batshuayi adding a late effort as Roberto Martinez's men strolled to a 5-2 success in Moscow to move to the brink of qualification for the last 16.
In addition, Eden Hazard's converted spot kick is the 13th penalty awarded at this World Cup. They can officially claim a spot in the knockout stages if Panama fail to defeat England on Sunday - setting up a final-day battle between the two European sides to decide top spot in the group.
"Today was a different game to Panama, they were very deep and structured, we had to find solutions". The reality is we are qualified and you are only as good as the 23 players.
Belgium has all but qualified from Group G with two wins.
"Football has got a unusual knack of punishing you when you don't treat things professionally", he said. This a golden generation to envy, as they're bursting with so much talent that even Mousa Dembele, brilliant this year (and any year) for Tottenham, didn't get in the starting lineup in their first match against Panama.
And he got his just reward with two more goals, further extending his stunning goal record for the Red Devils.
"We had to suffer in spells but when we were in full flow going forward, we look really sharp". Coach Nabil Maaloul has worked on correcting the mistakes against England and the target is to win against the Belgians.
"We knew that if we scored early, the game would be easy", Hazard said.
Lukaku's goals made him the World Cup's joint-leading scoring on four with Cristiano Ronaldo.
But, as he did on Friday, Martinez played down the importance of individual awards.
"When we pass to him in front of goal, he never misses". Rom, like any other player, is aware the only thing that matters is to keep working, to keep getting better as a team and then if you do that well, you will get individual rewards.