Belgium 5-2 Tunisia — North Africa’s World Cup Capitulation Continues Unabated

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Tunisia became the latest North African nation to lose two games on the trot at the ongoing World Cup after they were trashed 5-2 by Belgium in their second Group G game.

Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku grabbed braces each with substitute Michy Batshuayi adding a finishing touch.

Dylan Bronn and Wahid Khazri grabbed consolation goals for the Tunisians.

Belgium were in high spirits after beating Panama 3-0 in their opening game and they came into this game with the same swashbuckling style they’d shown to dispatch their first opponents.

Having lost 2-1 to England in stoppage time, Tunisia needed a positive result but found themselves behind after only 6 minutes of play.

Hazard was brought down just inside the penalty box and he coolly converted the resulting spot kick.

Belgium dominated the game and soon had a second through Lukaku, who capitalized on a through ball from Dries Mertens and calmly beat the Tunisian goalie with a well placed shot.

He scored again just after the break, this time on a pass from full back Thomas Munier.

Tunisia had pulled one back in the first half through Bronn, but Hazard put the game beyond them with his second and substitute Batshuayi completed the rout in the 90th after missing a couple of sitters beforehand.

Khazri added a late late consolation deep into stoppages but it did nothing more than take a goal off Belgium’s goal difference as they continued their perfect start to the tournament.



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