Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard star as Belgium rout Tunisia

World Cup 2018 Belgium vs Tunisia Belgium Face Tunisia Eyeing Race For Supremacy In Group G

Although they still have a last group match against Panama, they will merely be playing for pride as every indication point to Belgium who have six points in the kitty and England advancing from the group.

Belgium have now booked their place in the knockout stages, while Tunisia will be heading home after two losses in as many games. Eden Hazard opened the scoring in the sixth minute when he was fouled on the edge of the box after a one-two with Lukaku.

"This game we won so we are happy today", the Chelsea forward told BBC Sport.

De Bruyne set up the second goal for Romelu Lukaku with a characteristically innovative pass and the Manchester City midfielder said on Wednesday he saw that as his primary task at the tournament. Ten minutes later, Lukaku doubled the lead with a neat finish from a Dries Mertens pass.

Romelu Lukaku has become Belgium's all-time top scorer in major tournaments after his first-half brace in the Group G clash against Tunisia.

Tunisia captain Wahbi Khazri got his team's second with nearly the last kick of the match.

Ferjani Sassi of Tunisia is booked by the referee.

Belgium has yet to face South American or European opposition, however, and playing England on Thursday should decide who advances to the round of 16 as the victor of Group H.

The temperature inside the tightly packed Spartak Stadium was 28 degrees C at kickoff, and rising humidity spilled into heavy rain.

But Maaloul was compelled to alter his defence when right back Dylan Bronn and center back Syam Ben Youssef were forced off injured in the 24th and 41st minutes respectively. Video review confirmed the trip was on the white line of the penalty area, not outside as Tunisia claimed.

The Three Lions had all kinds of chances in the first half of that match, with some poor finishing and bad luck leading to the tense second half. Bronn and Ben Youssef were both replaced after leaving the field on stretchers.

One can perhaps explain Maaloul's desire to alter the complexion of the side that secured qualification for two reasons.

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