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Man United star helps Belgium beat Panama in Group G opener

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Belgium easily see off Panama in Group G opener.

Romelu Lukaku scored a brace to see off World Cup debutants Panama.

After a goalless opening first half which lacked clear-cut chances.

Dries Mertens scored a superb volley to open the scoring for Belgium in Group G match, it took him just two minutes to open the scoring in the second half.

The Napoli front man became the first Belgian player to score in two successive World Cup tournaments since Marc Wilmots.

Belgium top Group G ahead of England’s match with Tunisia.

Panama were playing their first World Cup game did not offer too much in reply.

It was a dirty match as yellow cards were flying out for fun – 8 to be exact, the most of any game at the 2018 World Cup so far and also more than in any single game at the 2014 tournament.

In the end – Two goals from Romelu Lukaku and a stunning volley from Dries Mertens saw Belgium win their opening World Cup game 3-0 against debutants Panama in Sochi on Monday.

Panama will face Gareth Southgate’s England in Nizhny Novgorod for their next group match.

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