Friendlies round-up: Romelu Lukaku hits double in Belgium win
Last Updated: 27/03/18 10:26pm
Romelu Lukaku scored twice as Belgium romped to a 4-0 victory over Saudi Arabia on Tuesday night.
Continuing their World Cup preparations in Brussels, the Manchester United striker netted twice in the first half, while the Belgians completed their victory with two goals in two minutes late on from Michy Batshuayi and Kevin De Bruyne.
Kylian Mbappe also hit a double as France won 3-1 against Russia in St Petersburg. The PSG forward scored either side of Paul Pogba's effort, while Fedor Smolov netted a consolation for the World Cup hosts. Gabriel Jesus netted the only goal of the game after 37 minutes as Brazil won 1-0 against Germany.
Isco scored a hat-trick as Spain made a statement of intent with a 6-1 victory over Argentina, while Diego Costa, Thiago Alcantara and Iago Aspas also got themselves onto the scoresheet.
England's two other World Cup group-stage opponents, as well as Belgium, were in action on Tuesday night, but while Tunisia recorded an impressive 1-0 win over Costa Rica, Panama were thumped 6-0 by Switzerland.
Elsewhere, an Aleksandar Mitrovic double saw Serbia win 2-0 against Nigeria, and Poland scored late to beat South Korea 3-2.
Robert Lewandowski and Kamil Grosicki struck in the first half to set the Poles on their way to victory, but two goals in the final five minutes from Chang-Min Lee and Hee-Chan Hwang appeared to earn a draw for the Koreans, only for Piotr Zielinski to net a 90th-minute winner.
Mo Salah was an unused substitute for Egypt as they lost 1-0 to Greece, with Nikos Karelis scoring the only goal of the game after half an hour, and Ukraine beat Japan 2-1.
Montenegro fought back from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Turkey, Ivory Coast beat Moldova 2-1 and Romania beat Sweden 1-0.
There were goalless draws between Denmark and Chile, Bosnia and Senegal and Australia and Colombia.
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