Hazard gives Belgium hope after defeating Egypt 3-0

Belgium defeated their fellow World Cup finalists Egypt 3-0 in Brussels . They played with a defence of three at the back, they are in the same group with England. Romelu Lukaku, favoured as starting striker over Michy Batshuayi, thumped home from close range in the 27th minute.

Hazard then made it 2-0 11 minutes later after Yannick Carrasco cut the ball back from the goal-line before Batshuayi, on for Lukaku, set up Marouane Fellaini for the third in stoppage time to complete a sixth straight game .

Hazard only played the opening 45 minutes, but he ran the show in Brussels. The Chelsea playmaker linked up nicely with Kevin De Bruyne, Dries Mertens and Carrasco, while he before he had a significant part to play in the first goal before getting on the scoresheet himself. A positive half from the Belgian captain.

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