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News Article  | World Cup 2018

Lukaku Brace Hands Belgium Impressive Win

2018 FIFA World Cup Match Report: Belgium v Panama, 18 June 2018

By SL International - Jun 18, 2018 07:00 PM

World Cup

Group G

Full Time: Belgium 3-0 Panama

Date: 18 June 2018

Venue: Fisht Stadium

A brace from Romelu Lukaku saw Belgium register an impressive 3-0 win over Panama in their opening 2018 FIFA World Cup Group G match at the Fisht Stadium on Monday.

Belgium controlled the flow of play early on but struggled to create any decent scoring chances, with their final pass often letting them down.

On the half-hour mark, Belgium looked certain to score when a pin-point pass from Kevin de Bruyne found its way to Lukaku inside the box, but his effort was superbly cleared off the line by Roman Torres.

Belgium simply weren’t able to get beyond the Panama defence and had to enter the break locked at 0-0.

Two minutes into the second half, Belgium finally broke the deadlock when Dries Mertens fired his country in front with a deadly volley from just inside the box, 1-0.

Belgium doubled their lead in the 69th minute when some swift passing play concluded with Lukaku getting on the end of a De Bruyne cross to head home from close range, 2-0.

The match was over as a contest six minutes later when Eden Hazard played Lukaku in behind the Panama defence and he duly dinked the ball over the onrushing keeper, 3-0.

Belgium took their foot off the pedal after that and cruised to a rather comfortable win in their opening Group G game.

Here is how they lined up.

Belgium: Courtois, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Witsel (Chadli 90’), De Bruyne, Lukaku, Hazard, Carrasco (Dembele 74’), Mertens (T. Hazard 83’), Meunier, Boyata.

Panama: Penedo, Murillo, Escobar, Torres, Gomez, Perez (Tejada 73’), Barcenas (G. Torres 63’), Cooper, Davis, Godoy, Rodriguez (Diaz 63’).


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mbixane Jun 19, 2018 02:14 PM
Lukaku is a killer striker
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Faysal Jun 19, 2018 07:39 AM
Belgium will go far
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Tshale Jun 19, 2018 03:30 AM
Good game by Belgium.
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Mashia1950 Jun 18, 2018 08:01 PM
The quietest player in the field with a brace. He's good
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Mzi4Pool Jun 18, 2018 07:36 PM
Much respect for Kevin De Bruyne#great passer
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downzzz Jun 18, 2018 06:39 PM
Now its3-0
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downzzz Jun 18, 2018 06:29 PM
Wow 2-0 belgium gud4 lukaku
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Mashia1950 Jun 18, 2018 05:51 PM
I see a second yellow card in this game, the ref has no mercy. Can someone tell me how many touches Lukaku made, i counted only four the hole first half.
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Jossmako Jun 18, 2018 04:12 PM
Belgium will win 2-0
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PARKSIN Jun 18, 2018 12:09 PM
Belgium 3-1 Panama,Lukaku all de way
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Masina S Maduna Jun 18, 2018 11:44 AM
Belgium 4-0, shame to Panama
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Schakos Jun 17, 2018 12:52 PM
The fact that Panama qualified, that alone should be testimony on how good they can be
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Qhanya Jun 14, 2018 10:55 PM
B win 3-1
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Belgium 4-1 Panama
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Belgium win 3-0

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