Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku were the heroes for Belgium as they all but secured qualification from group G with an impressive 5-2 victory over Tunisia.
Belgium will have to wait till tomorrow for their qualification to be assured when England take on Panama in the other game in Group G.
Hazard opened the scoring just after six minutes from the penalty spot after VAR concluded that he was brought down in the box. Romelu Lukaku doubled Belgium’s advantage 10 minutes later with a superb low finish.
To their credit Tunisia equalised two minutes later, Wahbi Khazri the supplier as his cross was met by Dylan Bronn. Lukaku though got his second of the day and his team’s third just before the half-time whistle, making it 17 goals in his last 11 appearances for Belgium’s all-time goal scorer who now draws level with Ronaldo in the race for the World Cups golden boot.
Any Belgium nerves were settled when Eden Hazard controlled the ball superbly to get past Tunisian keeper Farouk Ben Mustapha and score his countries fourth, five-minutes into the second half.
Substitute Michy Batshuayi managed to get on the scoresheet in injury time as he added a fifth. The Belgium striker was guilty of missing chances, but at the third time of asking he met Youri Tielemans cross to score his first World Cup goal.
On the 93rd minute however, Wahbi Khazri scored a consolation goal for Tunisia as he slotted past Courtois to make the score 5-2. The Belgium defence will surely be disappointed to concede two goals, one from a set piece and one right at the death when concentration levels were waning.
Roberto Martinez’s side will be favourites to top Group G after such a commanding performance ahead of their game against England next week, which looks likely to decide who tops the group.