World Cup Group G match report Belgium v Tunisia 23 June 2018

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Romelu Lukaku drew level with Cristiano Ronaldo at the top of the World Cup goalscoring charts on Saturday, scoring twice as Belgium moved to the brink of the last 16 after a 5-2 romp against Tunisia. A spot in the round of 16 is nearly certain after an opening 3-0 win over Panama.

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 netted his second early in the second half, while substitute Michy Batshuayi - who had earlier missed three golden opportunities - scored a fifth in the 90th minute. VAR was used, confirming that the challenge was illegal and that it had taken place just inside the penalty area.

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The defeat means Tunisia, who have not won in the World Cup since 1978 - a run of 13 games - will exit the tournament if England pick up a point on Sunday against Panama.

Wahbi Khazri bagged a late consolation for Tunisia, but it did little to take the shine off a memorable result for Belgium.

In a high tempo game, Lukaku bagged a second consecutive brace, taking him to seven goals in his last four worldwide games, while captain Hazard notched his first goals of the tournament in a dominant performance for the Red Devils.

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An inch-perfect Kevin de Bruyne pass sent Hazard clear for his second six minutes after the restart, the midfielder showing superb balance and skill to round keeper Farouk Ben Mustapha and tuck home to effectively end the contest.

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.

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