Manchester United striker, Romelu Lukaku has leveled with Cristiano Ronaldo at the front of the race for the Golden Boot at the ongoing world cup in Russia after scoring two goals against Tunisia on Saturday.Both Lukaku and Ronaldo now have four goals each to their credits.
Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard both scored twice as Belgium strengthened their lead above England at the top of Group G by crushing Tunisia with a devastating attacking display.
Hazard had criticised his former Chelsea team-mate for going missing during the first half of Belgium’s opening win over Panama, but the striker’s contribution in the first 45 minutes here could not be questioned.
He galloped clear inside the first three minutes, bringing Ben Mustapha rushing from his line to block, and setting the tone for Belgium’s ambitious approach.
As well as scoring twice, Lukaku also brought a fine save out of the Tunisia keeper from a Hazard cross and his only lapse was a heavy touch from a Kevin de Bruyne pass when he was put through on goal again.
He was taken off after 59 minutes, much to the relief of the Tunisian defenders, although Batshuayi continued to torment them.
But Lukaku will surely be back to face England next week, and on this evidence he will be hard to stop.
After the match, Hazard praised the Manchester United striker’s performance against the north African side.