Belgium beat Tunisia 5-2

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Seven goals in Moscow got the ball rolling with Belgium snaring five of them with Eden Hazard, his first from another penalty confirmed by the VAR, and Romelu Lukaku bagging two goals apiece.

"It's like a test for us, if you can keep a player like Harry Kane form scoring then you're keeping your focus and doing your defensive work well", he said.

"It would be risky and a real gamble to play any of the players who have yellow cards because you don't want a player missing in the knock-out stage", he said.

"I think Rom knows now what his role is, like I hope every other player does on the pitch, because that's the only way we can become a team".

He juggled Lukaku, Christian Benteke, Divock Origi and Michy Batshuayi but failed to find a formula to reward the pressing and passing of Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne and Dries Mertens. It is really good to see a team coming together, to fight so much for each other.

Lukaku of course. Manchester United's no. 9 bagged his second straight brace to go level with Cristiano Ronaldo on four goals as leaders of the golden boot race.

With England and Belgium already qualified for the knockout stage after winning their first two matches, Thursday's Group G game in the Russian outpost of Kaliningrad could be a time to give some tired or ailing stars a breather and underused squad members a run out.

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Drogba told BBC that he worked with Lukaku at Chelsea on that technique as he went through on goal. Another against England would see them suspended for the first of the knockout games.

"It's a game that we can celebrate and enjoy".

Their final round-robin game - against England - will provide a deeper insight into how Hazard, Lukaku and Co can measure up when up against an opposition of real pedigree.

However, some defensive lapses which allowed Tunisia to scored once in each half will need to be ironed out if Roberto Martinez is to lead this "golden generation" to Belgium's maiden major trophy.

Against England, it hardly made any attacking effort once it equalized, but to stay in contention Tunisia will need to end a 12-match winless streak at the World Cup finals, stretching back 40 years. Mexico's 2-1 win over South Korea earlier on Saturday had ensured that Germanywould be out in the event of a defeat, with a draw little better.

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