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Lukaku, Hazard score two each as Belgium rout Tunisia

Brian Homewood, Reuters  |  Published:  |  Modified:

Romelu Lukaku notched his second brace in as many World Cup games and Eden Hazard also scored twice as Belgium thumped Tunisia 5-2 in their World Cup Group G match on Saturday to put themselves on the brink of clinching a round of 16 place.

Hazard won and converted a sixth-minute penalty before Lukaku ran onto a Dries Mertens pass to coolly slot home the second 10 minutes later.

Dylan Bronn headed one back for Tunisia in the 18th minute before Lukaku restored Belgian's two-goal lead in first-half stoppage time. Hazard added the fourth on the break six minutes after the restart, Michy Batshuayi added a fifth in the last minute before Wahbi Khazri pulled another back for Tunisia.

Belgium have six points from their two games, while Tunisia have still to get off the mark and have only a remote mathematical chance of qualifying. England face Panama on Sunday in the same group.

- Reuters

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