19th November, 2023
Romelu Lukaku hit four goals on Sunday as Belgium demolished Azerbaijan 5-0 in a Euro 2024 qualifier in Brussels.
He ended up as the highest goal scorer with 14 in the Euro 2024 qualifier.
With the win, Belgium secured top spot in Group F and extended their unbeaten run to six games.
The homers took an early lead after Jérémy Doku received the ball on the left wing and floated a perfect cross into the path of Lukaku, and he directed the ball into the bottom left corner.
Eddy Israfilov then made an uphill battle for the visitors even tougher, as he received a second yellow card for a clumsy challenge that reduced his side to 10 men.
Lukaku was soon on the scoresheet again, as Timothy Castagne unselfishly squared the ball to the Roma man who simply slotted home.
Wout Faes played a similar cross to Doku’s for the first goal, and in the same simplistic fashion, Lukaku headed the ball into the bottom left for his country’s third goal, all within the first 30 minutes of play.
Flash Scores reports that Belgium soon had their fourth, with Orel Mangala reacting to a loose ball to play Lukaku through for his fourth goal of the game.
After the break, the visitors looked improved, but it didn’t take long for the Red Devils to regain control. Despite the efforts of Doku, Leandro Trossard and a host of attacking substitutions Belgium struggled to find a way to get through what had become a very stubborn Azerbaijani defence.
That was until the final minutes of the game, when Doku burst into the box and cut back to Trossard who easily slotted the ball home for the fifth and final goal of the game.