Tunisia bring in Khaoui to attack unchanged Belgium

Get highlights of Belgium vs Tunisia FIFA World Cup 2018 Group G game here. Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard scored two goals as Belgium thrashed Tunisia 5-2

Tunisia bring in Khaoui to attack unchanged Belgium

Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard bagged two goals each as Belgium thrashed Tunisia 5-2 to edge closer to a spot in the last 16 at the 2018 World Cup.

1-0 M. 6 Hazard, de penalti. In that case Tunisia would be eliminated on zero points.

Tunisia coach Nabil Maaloul has called for far-reaching changes in his country so they can compete at future World Cups after their "ridiculous" 5-2 hammering by Belgium at Russian Federation 2018.

But they could not compete with Belgium's vastly superior firepower and Lukaku gave the Red Devils breathing space once more with a dinked finish from a Thomas Meunier pass just before half-time.

Batshuayi finally got his goal for Belgium in the last minute of regulation time by finishing at the far post to make it 5-1 with a sweeping shot.

The Belgians were first on the ascendancy after Romelu Lukaku latched onto a long ball to draw a save from Farouk Ben Mustapha in the opening minutes.

However, Tunisia's defender Dylan Bronn guided the curling free kick from Wahbi Khazri inside the goalmouth to cut down Belgium's lead in the 18th minute.

More than another 25 minutes with no goal from either side, it was theoretically possible for the Carthage Eagles to redeem themselves but it was impossible for them to equalise.

The Tunisian coach Maaloul Nabil apologized at the press conference to the Tunisian fans. Before the match, most of the people would have expected that to happen, but the manner of it was the one that was very important. A huge roar goes out from the Belgium supporters as their national anthem is been sung, we are minutes away from the kick-off.

The result put Belgium in an advantageous place to advance into the knockout stage.

Barring major upsets, the 28 June tie against Gareth Southgate's men in Kaliningrad will decide who tops the group and Martinez was wary of England's threat.

"Hopefully this will lead to higher levels of concentration in the coming games starting with the one against Belgium". We definitely need to win this game.

The former English club midfielder attributed their victory to the attitude of players.

Manchester United's Romelu Lukaku buckled up after a poor first-half showing to score a double while Dries Mertens scored a stunner to complete the Panama route. "Working hard, defending well and reacting as a group", he said. "I think he is like other players, well aware that we must keep working, keep getting better as a team". "We are going to show a different face".

The game between England and Belgium, scheduled for Thursday, will determine which team top the group.

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