Belgium outclass Tunisia but defense is a concern

Belgium outclass Tunisia but defense is a concern

Belgium outclass Tunisia but defense is a concern

Tunisia - thrashed 2-1 by England on Monday - face Belgium, who many people think will go all the way. Martinez could rest him against England on Thursday, and call on his back-up, Batshuayi, who scored Belgium's fifth.

Though Belgium is a long way from a first World Cup title, it is has looked like the most complete attacking force in Russian Federation.

Belgium will need to keep up their performances in a steady manner, if they need to reach the last 16 and that too achieve a splendid win over. Belgium keeping the ball well now but Tunisia challenging on the counter.

Ultimately, Tunisia are primed to go home after not doing themselves justice in Russian Federation, and after losing sight of the virtues that secured them a spot in the tournament in the first place.

Romelu Lukaku again leads the line for Martinez's side with Eden Hazard and Dries Mertens either side of him.

Chelsea forward Hazard, who was named the man of the match, said: "I think the match was easy because we scored after five minutes and we knew Tunisia needed to win and would leave spaces and would be open".

Tunisia become seventh side to make two first-half substitutions.

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Lukaku clipped a right-foot shot over advancing goalkeeper Farouk Ben Mustapha in first-half stoppage time.

Eden Hazard of Belgium scored a goal through the penalty kick at the 6th minute of the game.

With two goals in each of his first two games, Lukaku joined an elite goal-scoring club with Argentinian legend Diego Maradona.

Tunisia responded two minutes later when Dylan Bronn headed the ball past Thibaut Courtois at a free-kick.

A win would put the Red Devils in pole position to qualify for the last 16.

Their attacking prowess was always going to be their strength at the tournament and their impressive display in Moscow's Spartak Stadium on Saturday, which took their goal tally to eight - as many as Russian Federation - from two matches, merely confirmed their status as a genuine outside bet for the title.

Midfielder Youri Tielemans told Belgian TV the king came to the locker room to tell players he was proud of how they represented their country.

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