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Belgium beat Russia in comfortable start to Euros

  • Published at 06:17 am June 13th, 2021
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Belgium's Romelu Lukaku scores during their European Championship opener away to Russia Saturday Reuters

Belgium go to the top of the group standing, ahead on goal difference from Finland, who upset Denmark 1-0 Saturday

Belgium eased to a comfortable 3-0 victory over Russia Saturday with two goals from Romelu Lukaku and one from Thomas Meunier to confirm their status among the European Championship favorites.

The Belgians, top of the Fifa ranking, went ahead after only 10 minutes through Lukaku and doubled the score before the break through Meunier.

Lukaku scored his second of the night two minutes from the end - extending his record tally for his country to 62 goals.

Belgium’s obvious superiority was evident throughout the Group B encounter in Saint Petersburg, and victory for Roberto Martinez’s team came without Kevin de Bruyne, out with injury, and only a cameo substitute appearance from captain Eden Hazard, another of the team’s talismans.

Belgium go to the top of the group standing, ahead on goal difference from Finland, who upset Denmark 1-0 in Copenhagen earlier Saturday.


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