Worldcup updates: Belgium 4-1 Costa Rica: Lukaku at it again

Game is over and the final score is Belgium 41 Costa Rica. Here is the match report.

2018 Friendlies

Worldcup updates: Belgium 4-1 Costa Rica: Lukaku at it again
Worldcup updates: Belgium 4-1 Costa Rica: Lukaku at it again

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Match Events

24′ GOAL! Belgium 0-1 Costa Rica (B. Ruiz)

Worldcup updates: Belgium 4-1 Costa Rica: Lukaku at it again
Worldcup updates: Belgium 4-1 Costa Rica: Lukaku at it again

31′ GOAL! Belgium 1-1 Costa Rica (D. Mertens)

Worldcup updates: Belgium 4-1 Costa Rica: Lukaku at it again
Worldcup updates: Belgium 4-1 Costa Rica: Lukaku at it again

42′ GOAL! Belgium 2-1 Costa Rica (R. Lukaku)

Worldcup updates: Belgium 4-1 Costa Rica: Lukaku at it again
Worldcup updates: Belgium 4-1 Costa Rica: Lukaku at it again

50′ GOAL! Belgium 3-1 Costa Rica (R. Lukaku)

Worldcup updates: Belgium 4-1 Costa Rica: Lukaku at it again
Worldcup updates: Belgium 4-1 Costa Rica: Lukaku at it again

64′ GOAL! Belgium 4-1 Costa Rica (M. Batshuayi)

Report

A brace from Romelu Lukaku and goals for Mertens and Batshuayi give Belgium a 4-1 win over Costa Rica in Brussels to ensure that the Red Devils head to Russia unbeaten in over 20 months.

Oscar Ramirez’s side may have taken an early lead thanks to captain Bryan Ruiz, but on the basis of their showing tonight, they will struggle to repeat their run to the quarter-finals from 2014 without a distinct upturn in fortunes.

The Red Devils will be hopeful of going on to greater things under the leadership of Eden Hazard and Kevin De Bruyne; at full-time, it finishes Belgium 4-1 Costa Rica.

Line-ups

Belgium XI: Jan Vertonghen, Axel Witsel, Eden Hazard, Dries Mertens, Toby Alderweireld, Thibaut Courtois, Kevin De Bruyne, Romelu Lukaku, Thomas Meunier, D. Boyata, Yannick Carrasco

Subs: Mousa Dembélé, L. Ciman, Simon Mignolet, Marouane Fellaini, Nacer Chadli, Koen Casteels, Thorgan Hazard, Michy Batshuayi, Leander Dendoncker, Adnan Januzaj, Youri Tielemans

Costa Rica XI: Bryan Ruiz, Keylor Navas, Bryan Oviedo, Óscar Duarte, Celso Borges, M. Ureña, Cristian Gamboa, Giancarlo González, C. Bolaños, J. Acosta, Y. Tejeda

Subs: R. Azofeifa, P. Pemberton, R. Wallace, K. Waston, D. Guzmán, J. Venegas, Joel Campbell, L. Moreira, D. Colindres, R. Matarrita, F. Calvo, I. Smith

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