Belgium 3-0 Russia: Three talking points as Romelu Lukaku guides the Red Devils to a comfortable win

Romelu Lukaku forward of Belgium celebrates scoring
Romelu Lukaku forward of Belgium celebrates scoring

Belgium cruised to a 3-0 win over Russia in the European Championships earlier tonight, and Romelu Lukaku was in formidable form for the Red Devils.

The Inter Milan striker scored a brace to guide his side past a hapless Russian squad. Thomas Meunier scored the other goal for the home side. 

Here at Anytime Football, we look at the three major talking points from tonight’s contest.

Romelu Lukaku is the most in-form striker on the planet right now

The Belgian striker has directly been involved in 26 goals in his last 19 appearances for Belgium.

He has managed to score 22 goals, and he picked up four assists during that time.

The 28-year-old will be crucial to Belgium’s hopes of winning the European Championships.

Lukaku stepped up and produced the goods when his teammates were in mediocre form tonight, and he will be one of the players to watch out for this summer.

Belgium are only going to get better

Roberto Martinez’s side were in complete control throughout the game, and they achieved tonight’s result without the help of midfielder Kevin de Bruyne.

The Manchester City star is arguably one of the best players in the world, and his arrival will certainly help the likes of Lukaku score more goals.

With the likes of De Bruyne set to return to the side, Belgium will be hot favourites to lift the trophy next month.

Error-prone Russia no match for Belgium

Russia put on a hapless performance against the Belgian outfit tonight.

It is acceptable that a team like Belgium will outplay them, but the Russians were error-prone, and they only made Belgium’s tasks easier.

The likes of Shunin and Semenov produced catastrophic errors to hand the home side two important goals.