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  • 7:27 PM IST

    FULL-TIME: it’s ended 5-2 in favour of Belgium, they were class apart! a brace each from Hazard and Lukaku and a goal from Batshuayi!

  • 7:26 PM IST

    GOAAL! Tunisia! 5-2! What a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon this has been Khazri scored the 2nd for Tunisia!

  • 7:23 PM IST

    3 minutes additional time!

  • 7:23 PM IST

    90: GOAAALL! Batshuyaii! Finally! 5-1 to Belgium! He is relieved to get his goal! This is his first ever in FIFA World Cup tournament history!

  • 7:18 PM IST

    86: Telemans comes on for Mertens! All three substitutions made by Belgium now!

  • 7:14 PM IST

    80: AGAIN HE HAD A GREAT CHANCE! Batshuayi fires on straight into the goalkeeper, who makes a brilliant save in all fairness!

  • 7:12 PM IST

    79: HOW DID THAT NOT GO IN! Batshuayi again! He should have had a brace for himself! it was an absoulte sitter but he hits the post!

  • 7:09 PM IST

    75:SO SO CLOSE! It was the substitute Batshuayi who cuts it to his left and fires but it was defended from over the line by the Tunisian defender!

  • 7:06 PM IST

    73: Vertonghen puts his head in where it hurts to clear a cross from the left.

  • 7:00 PM IST

    67: Eden hazard is replaced by Batshuayi! The man who has been on splendid form for Borussia Dortmund!

Red Devils striker Romelu Lukaku shone with a brace against World Cup debutants Panama and he is expected to play a big role for his team at Russia 2018. Also Read - Pele Backs Kylian Mbappe to Become Best Player of His Generation, Says French Forward Can Emulate His Tally of 1000 Goals

The Carthage Eagles, on the other hand, are looking to bounce back after a late 2-1 defeat to England in their opening match. Having defended for much of their opening match against the Three Lions, the Tunisians will need to show more attacking intent, if they are to move beyond the group stage at these world finals. Also Read - Manchester City Striker Gabriel Jesus Reflects on His Dipped Form Following World Cup Campaign

This will be the second World Cup meeting between these two teams after they played out a 1-1 draw at Korea/Japan 2002. Also Read - Neymar Reveals he Battled Two Injuries Which Affected His World Cup Campaign

Team reporter analysis
Simon Massart with Belgium 
Belgium expect to be up against a defensive Tunisia, who will rely on quick counter-attacks. Coach Roberto Martinez will probably stick with the same game plan he used against Panama, asking his players to pay specific attention to dead ball situations, as many goals have been scored in this manner at this World Cup. The Red Devils intend to apply pressure from the start for them to make the difference as quickly as possible.

Tarik Kadri with Tunisia 
Tunisia are a lot more upbeat now, a few days on from their late defeat to England. But this World Cup is over for injured goalkeeper Mouez Hassen, so Farouk Ben Mustapha will feature against Belgium. Oussama Haddadi will also play at left-back ahead of Ali Maaloul. Coach Nabil Maaloul has worked on correcting the mistakes against England and the target is to win against the Belgians.