2018 World Cup: Belgium ride Lukaku brace to blank Panama 3-0

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Sochi, June 18 (IANS) Belgium rode a second half brace from Romelu Lukaku to blank Panama 3-0 in their Group G opener of FIFA 2018 World Cup here on Monday.

Striker Lukaku scored in the 69th and 75th minute to ensure the victory after wide midfielder Dries Mertens drew first blood in the 47th minute.

The result means Belgium now have three points from one game while Panama are still to open their account. Belgium take on Tunisia next while Panama face England.

–IANS

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