Tunisia seal exit after 5-2 loss to Belgium

Elena Summers
June 25, 2018

Admittedly, it can not be easy for a centre-back to come into a contest cold, particularly against a rampant Belgian side, but Benalouane, never the quickest of players, was caught out on several occasions and exposed by Romelu Lukaku, Michy Batshuayi et al.

Wahbi Khazri believes that Tunisia only have themselves to blame after their 5-2 capitulation by Belgium in Moscow on Saturday.

Bronn soon went off injured and was later joined on the sidelines by Tunisia defender Syam Ben Youssef.

Belgium won the match with 5 goals leads by 3 goals against Tunisia who has scored only two goals.

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

Romelu Lukaku issued the flawless response to Eden Hazard's criticism as Belgium thumped Tunisia on Saturday.

Eden Hazard fired the ball to the net and Belgium gained their 4th goal of the game and leads by 3 goals.

Midfielder Ferjani Sassi picked up an early booking for complaining when Tunisia's appeals for a penalty fell on deaf ears, just before Belgium added their second goal.

Hazard - having been on the receiving end of some bruising tackles in Belgium's opener - was sent tumbling after just five minutes but converted the penalty to open his Russian account.

But Martinez must urgently take a closer look at his team's defensive operation which a couple of times allowed the Tunisians to take a stab at Thibaut Courtois' goal.

That gives Tunisia some reprieve as it must avoid defeat to retain any hope of qualifying for the knockout stages.

Group G of the 2018 FIFA World Cup is really will take shape when Belgium and Tunisa meet.

And Hazard got his fourth by leaving the goalkeeper in the dust.

After a miserable campaign, the Eagles of Carthage could at least break their 13-game winless streak at the World Cup and pick up their first victory since 1978.

He indicated Belgium will be particularly vigilant during set-pieces, noting that 60 percent of goals at the tournament so far had come from dead-ball situations, including both of Harry Kane's strikes in England's 2-1 win over Tunisia.

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