Belgium 3 Egypt 0: Lukaku and Hazard on Target For Red Devils

Published June 6th, 2018 - 09:34 GMT
 Belgium's array of star names turned in a dazzling first-half display in Brussels as Egypt keenly felt Mohamed Salah's injury absence.
Belgium's array of star names turned in a dazzling first-half display in Brussels as Egypt keenly felt Mohamed Salah's injury absence.

Romelu Lukaku and Eden Hazard were on target as Belgium continued their World Cup preparations with a dominant 3-0 win over Egypt.

Manchester United striker Lukaku completed another 45 minutes on the back of Saturday's 0-0 draw against Portugal after an ankle injury ruined the end of his domestic season, and he opened the scoring in Brussels despite a dreadful earlier miss.

Hazard, along with Kevin De Bruyne, was often at the heart of Belgium's best work and came through some rough treatment from Hector Cuper's side before capitalising on a defensive collapse seven minutes before half-time.

Roberto Martinez rung the changes at the break, with an inevitable impact upon his team's earlier fluency, but they nevertheless remained in total control against an Egypt side badly missing the cutting edge of injured talisman Mohamed Salah.

One of the replacements, United midfielder Marouane Fellaini, added Belgium's third in stoppage time.

Belgium face Costa Rica next Monday in their final warm-up for a World Cup group including Panama, Tunisia and England, while Egypt's next fixture comes in Group A against Uruguay.

By Dom Farrell


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