Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku played brilliantly and brought the Belgian national team a 5-2 win over the Tunisian national team in the continued Group E World Cup 2018 at Spartak Stadium on Saturday (23/6).
Lukaku created two goals in the first half, while Hazard scored a first-half penalty and another in the second half. Another Belgian goal was created by Michy Batshuayi in the final minutes of the match.
Despite losing by a margin of three goals, Tunisia could actually provide resistance against Belgium, especially in the first round.
They attacked quickly and in a position left behind in the first round could even enclose Belgium. It’s just that, defensive mistakes make their goalkeeper burgled many times by Belgium.
The game has been running for five minutes, Hazard has brought Belgium ahead of the white point.
Referee Jair Marrufo gave a penalty after Hazard was dropped by Syam Ben Youssef. The Tunisian players had asked the referee to see the VAR, as considers the offense occurred outside the penalty box. But after seeing VAR, the referee from the United States confirmed the penalty decision.
In the 16th minute, Belgium is not relax the attack add advantage through Lukaku.
After receiving a breakthrough bait Dries Mertens, Lukaku kick off the diagonal to the left corner of Tunisia goalkeeper escorted Farouk Ben Mustapha.
Tunisia only takes two minutes to respond and minimize the position to 2-1.
Dylan Bronn Thibaut Courtois thrilling goalkeeper through a header after receiving a free kick Wahbi Khazri.
In the final minutes of the first half, Belgium added advantage through Lukaku who utilize bait Thomas Meunier. Coldly using his right leg kick, Lukaku netted the goal against Tunisia.
Belgium again stole a goal when the new game started in the second half.
Goal stems from a hull of Toby Alderwireld to Hazard at the penalty box. Holding the ball with his chest, Hazard then passes goalkeeper Farouk Ben Mustapha and strikes the ball into an empty net.
Belgium almost added advantage in the 79th minute. Starting from kicking Yanick Carasco, the ball that was driven goalkeeper then fell to the feet of Michy Batshuayi.
But in front of an empty goal kick hard stray and just thrill the crossbar.
One minute later, Batshuayi again failed to take advantage of a golden opportunity. He received a cross from Kevin De Bruyne and got no guard from the Tunisian defender, but his shot flew right at the goalkeeper.
Batshuayi finally recorded the name on the scoreboard in the 90th minute. Receiving Youri Tielemans’ right-wing feedback bait, he put the ball into the right-hand corner of the goal with his left foot.
Tunisa had time to shrink, just seconds before the game ended, through the captain Wahbi Khazri who played brilliantly throughout the game.