Belgium star breaks another record in Russian Federation


Belgium have made an impressive start to their campaign in Russian Federation with two high-scoring wins from their first two Group G games, which has put them top of the standings.

"Some like him and some don't", he said.

"It's important to finish top of the group, because - psychologically - it could have an influence on our opponent who says to themselves they're going to play against a team that was the best in its group", he said.

Add Kevin de Bruyne in the mix - someone who has been relegated to shadows (despite that wonderful ball to Hazard against Tunisia) so far courtesy of the imperious Lukaku and Hazard - linking-up play and slipping in balls that a striker can only dream of. The winning team has now scored eight goals in two games, as CGTN's Dan Williams reports.

However, the Manchester United striker did more than just win the game for his nation, as his brace tied him with Cristiano Ronaldo in the race for the Golden Boot, with both men having netted 4 goals each.

Tunisia captain Wahbi Khazri got his team's second with nearly the last kick.

"We need to look at Lukaku's ankle".

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"The first game at any tournament is always a little tough and the heat also exhausted us out but after rest we'll be ready to roll again", Chelsea playmaker Hazard said in the build-up to the weekend's clash.

Lukaku now has four goals in just two World Cup appearances in Russian Federation this summer.

There is still no guarantee that they will avoid the fate of the last two World Cup holders, with Spain four years ago and Italy in 2010 both being knocked out in the group stage.

"He's got it all", midfielder Axel Witsel said of Lukaku, Belgium's top scorer ever with 40 goals in 71 appearances.

"They're a very unsafe side".

"It shows the strength of the Belgium national team that they can take off their leading all-time goalscorer and bring on someone who can get six good chances", said former Chelsea forward Didier Drogba on BBC One. Substitute Michy Batshuayi made it a rout in stoppage time, and failed with three other good scoring chances. "The one he does score, it's very hard". "It must have been a great game to watch as a neutral but there are lots of things we need to work on and that starts tomorrow", he said.

"I think Rom knows now what his role is, like I hope every other player does on the pitch, because that's the only way we can become a team".