How Lukaku spearheaded Belgium to victory in Russia…


Officially the away side but playing in front of their home fans in their country’s second city, Russia’s early intensity and pressure rocked Belgium, who took the opening minutes to settle into the game.

Lukaku’s early goal, fortunate in its nature, settled their nerves with their free-scoring striker ruled onside after Semyonov’s unfortunate touch gave him an open goal from 12 yards. He dedicated his opener to Inter team-mate Christian Eriksen, who had collapsed in Denmark’s defeat to Finland earlier on Saturday.


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