Eden Hazard hails prolific Belgium teammate Romelu Lukaku

Eden Hazard hails prolific Belgium teammate Romelu Lukaku

Eden Hazard hails prolific Belgium teammate Romelu Lukaku

Beating a star-studded Belgium team looks a tough ask for Tunisia, who may well become the latest nation to see their World Cup dreams end on Saturday.

Belgium have closed in on a spot in the last 16 with a magnificent 5-2 win over Tunisia in their Group G encounter in Moscow.

Eden Hazard has praised his Belgium teammate Romelu Lukaku for his goalscoring prowess following the nation's 5-2 win over Tunisia at the 2018 World Cup.

Defeat for Tunisia leaves them all-but-out of the tournament, needing Panama to defeat England on Sunday to maintain even the smallest shred of hope of reaching the knockout rounds.

After also scoring 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 Russian Federation. VAR was used, confirming that the challenge was illegal and that it had taken place just inside the penalty area.

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Tunisia answered two minutes later from Dylan Bronn's header, as the defender made glancing contact on Wahbi Khazri's corner to beat Thibaut Courtois into the bottom right corner.

Ali Maaloul's weak pass on the halfway line was collected by Dries Mertens, who sprinted away and put Lukaku clear.

And Hazard doubled his total in the 51st minute, scoring on an open net after he ran under a pass from Toby Alderweireld and worked his way around goalkeeper Farouk Ben Mustapha before finishing.

That goal served to halt Belgium's early dominance, but they did grab a third with nearly the last kick of the half.

Batshuayi, who came on for Hazard, had three quality chances to score in an increasingly driving rain before finally converting.

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