Manchester United: Romelu Lukaku looks to add to World Cup tally


In the 2018 World Cup, Manchester United’s Romelu Lukaku sits among the highest goal scorers in the tournament.

On June 23rd, Belgium faces off against Tunisia in match day two out of three. Furthermore, Lukaku’s efforts highlight the Belgium team in the tournament. For instance, the Manchester United man netted two against a poor Panama side. Now, Belgium will play another weak side where they will look to capitalize.

In group G, Belgium sit on top of the group with three points and a plus three goal differential. Additionally, Belgium’s next opponent, Tunisia, sit in third place in the group with a goal differential of negative three. Fox Soccer’s power rankings place Belgium at third place in the world as far as best teams go. Surely, this group stage match will feel like a mountain to Tunisia.

Also, Belgium has a stacked roster, as most of their players play in the best leagues in the world. For example, Manchester City’s Kevin de Bruyne is Belgian, and he assisted on Lukaku’s first goal in the Panama match. Moreover, de Bruyne assisted magnificently with an outside-of-the-foot cross.

On the other hand, Tunisia lacks a significantly strong squad, as none of their players are well known. There are not many professional Tunisian footballers, if any, around the world. However, this is the World Cup, and anything for happen. Moreover, the Russian football team came into the tournament as the worst ranked team. Now, they are the first team to make it out of the group stage, dominating in their first two games.

Manchester United’s Romelu Lukaku hopes to find the back of the net against Tunisian opposition.

How important is Belgium’s match with Tunisia

As with any match in the World Cup, Belgium must win on their second matchday. Not only do they have a trophy to win, but they have to prove that they are as good as everyone thinks they are. Pundits speak highly of this Belgium side, but they barely scraped past the United States four years ago in Brazil.

The Belgian squad is a much different side than they were four years ago. Moreover, Lukaku is in the form of his life, as is many other players that play for Belgium. Either way, Lukaku hopes to lead his country in the right direction.

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In the end, Belgium are in capable hands. The squad is well rounded, and they pose a significant threat with any team they play against. Tunisia are obviously the underdogs in this match up, but an upset would not be out of the ordinary. The World Cup is full of surprises, and Lukaku hopes to shock a few in the coming match day.