Belgium (1-Zero-Zero, Three factors) vs. Tunisia (Zero-Zero-1, Zero factors)
Group G, Spartak Stadium, Moscow
Tunisia scores in stoppage time
Despite Belgium’s vital lead heading into the ultimate moments of the sport, Tunisia’s Wahbi Khazri scores with an help from Hamdi Nagguez simply earlier than the whistle.
Belgium continues scoring till the top
In the 90th minute of the sport, Belgium’s Michy Batshuayi, who has taken 5 pictures since he got here into the sport for Eden Hazard, scores from the middle of the field to increase Belgium’s lead even additional.
Youri Tielemans is available in
In the 86th minute, Belgium’s Youri Tielemans, a 21-year-old, makes his main match debut, changing Dries Mertens.
Hazard’s day is finished
Up by three targets, Belgium takes Eden Hazard out of the sport within the 68th minute. Like teammate Romelu Lukaku, Hazard scored twice on this sport. Michy Batshuayi comes onto the sector in Hazard’s place.
Lukaku leaves sport
Belgium’s Romelu Lukaku, who scored twice within the first half, exits the sport and Marouane Fellaini is available in. Lukaku was strolling with a slight limp as he headed to the sideline.
With back-to-back two-goal video games, Lukaku turned the primary participant to file consecutive video games with a number of targets on the World Cup since Argentina’s Diego Maradona in 1986, according to ESPN Stats & Info.
Another aim for Belgium
Belgium begins the second half by scoring yet one more aim. Eden Hazard received in entrance of Tunisia’s goalkeeper within the field and despatched the ball straight into the center of the web. That’s Hazard second aim of the day. Belgium leads Four-1.
Halftime: Belgium Three, Tunisia 1
After a wild first half, Belgium leads Tunisia and is on its technique to almost securing a spot within the knockout stage. The half began with three targets in 20 minutes and ended with one other one in stoppage time. Two of Belgium’s targets got here from Romelu Lukaku, a striker for Manchester United and Belgium’s all-time main aim scorer. Meanwhile, Tunisia misplaced two gamers as a result of harm.
Belgium, which had gone seven straight World Cup video games with out scoring within the first half, attacked all through the first 45 minutes. The Red Devils took 10 pictures, seven of which have been on aim, towards Tunisia goalkeeper Farouk Ben Mustapha, who began instead of injured goalkeeper Mouez Hassen.
Belgium stretches its lead
During first half stoppage time, simply earlier than the whistle, Romelu Lukaku scores his second aim of the day, making this his second straight two-goal sport. Belgium extends its result in Three-1, and Lukaku is now tied with Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo within the race for the Golden Boot, which works to the participant with probably the most targets within the World Cup.
Just a couple of minutes earlier than halftime, Tunisia’s Syam Ben Youssef has been taken off the sector on a stretcher. Yohan Benalouane is available in for Ben Youssef. This is now the third first-half harm substitution Tunisia has made in its first two matches.
Early scoring frenzy
Belgium and Tunisia mixed for 3 early targets, marking the primary time since 2006 that many targets have been scored within the first 20 minutes of a World Cup sport, according to ESPN Stats & Info.
Dylan Bronn out
Just after scoring his first worldwide aim, Tunisia’s Dylan Bronn leaves the sport with an harm, which seemed to be to his left decrease leg. Hamdi Nagguez takes Bronn’s place within the 24th minute. It’s the second straight match Tunisia has been pressured to make an early harm substitution.
Tunisia responds quick
After Belgium appeared poised to run away with the sport, Tunisia’s Saif-Eddine Khaoui earns a free kick and Dylan Bronn heads the ball from the middle of the field into the underside proper of the web. Wahbi Khazri picks up the help off a beautiful service. It’s a stunning response from Tunisia.
Belgium pouring it on
Belgium continues to take pictures, and Romelu Lukaku’s try in area sails previous Farouk Ben Mustapha to make this a 2-Zero early lead for Belgium within the 16th minute. That’s Lukaku’s third aim in Belgium’s first two matches of this World Cup. He was sprung free after a Tunisia turnover close to midfield.
Six minutes into the sport, Belgium’s Eden Hazard attracts a foul simply contained in the penalty space, a name confirmed by VAR. On the penalty kick, Hazard sends the ball into the left of the web, whereas goalkeeper Farouk Ben Mustapha stayed within the center. Belgium is attacking early, and it has already paid off. The Red Devils hadn’t scored a aim within the first half of their final seven World Cup video games.
Starting lineups introduced
Belgium retains the identical lineup from its opener towards Panama, whereas Tunisia makes two modifications. Farouk Ben Mustapha, who performed many of the sport towards England, will begin instead of injured goalkeeper Mouez Hassen, and Saîf-Eddine Khaoui will take the spot of Naim Sliti.
In its 5 World Cup showings, Tunisia has by no means made it out of the group stage, and a loss towards Belgium would make it troublesome for the Eagles of Carthage to advance for the primary time. Tunisia can be with out goalkeeper Mouez Hassen, who left the opener towards England with a shoulder harm. Meanwhile, Belgium might safe a spot within the knockout stage if it beats Tunisia and England defeats Panama. Even although Belgium gained its opener, Three-Zero, the crew was unable to attain within the first half towards a Panama crew making its World Cup debut.
When: Saturday, June 23, eight a.m. Eastern
How to observe on TV: Fox.
How to stream on-line: Fox Sports and the Fox Soccer Match Pass apps and FoxSports.com.
How to observe in Spanish: Telemundo.
How to observe in Canada: Bell Media’s TSN and CTV networks, the TSN GO app and TSN.ca/live.
- Last displaying within the World Cup: Quarterfinals, 2014.
- Best end: Fourth place, 1986.
- Notable: In 2014, Belgium completed the group stage with three wins. With victories over Tunisia and England, Belgium might do the identical this 12 months.
- FIFA world rating: Three. ELO world rating: 7.
- Last displaying within the World Cup: Group stage, 2006.
- Best end: Group stage, 2006, 2002, 1998, 1978.
- Notable: Tunisia has not gained a World Cup sport since 1978 when it defeated Mexico, Three-1, in its first World Cup match.
- FIFA world rating: 21. ELO world rating: 48.
Belgium: vs. England in Kaliningrad, Thursday, 2 p.m.
Tunisia: vs. Panama in Saransk, Thursday, 2 p.m.
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