Two goals from Romelu Lukaku have set Belgium on the way to an opening win and see the striker fly up the FedEx Performance Zone. After taking his tally to 20 goals in his last 15 competitive matches, Lukaku is now second overall in the ranking after his fine start to EURO 2020.
Two-goal Belgium luminary Lukaku is the UEFA Star of the Match.
Russia have three days to recharge their batteries and go again. Those upcoming two games – against Finland, who are now surprising joint leaders of the group, and Denmark – will obviously be vital.
Belgium have not failed to score in their last 31 international matches. The last time they drew a blank came against France in the 2018 World Cup semi-finals.
Russia failed to score for only the third time in their last 17 international matches played in Russia.
- Lukaku scores twice as Belgium triumph
- Inter man fires Red Devils into early lead
- Substitute Meunier scores before break
- Castagne, Kuzyaev, Zhirkov all forced off