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Lukaku double lifts Belgium past Russia at Euro 2020

Lukaku double lifts Belgium past Russia at Euro 2020

Belgium's defender Thomas Meunier (left) celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's second goal during their Uefa Euro 2020 Group B match against Russia at the Saint Petersburg Stadium in Saint Petersburg on June 12, 2021.

Photo credit: Kirill Kudryavtsev | AFP

Romelu Lukaku scored twice as Belgium made a strong start to Euro 2020 on Saturday with a 3-0 victory over a disappointing Russia in Saint Petersburg.

Lukaku celebrated his 10th-minute first goal by shouting a message of support into the camera for his Inter Milan teammate Christian Eriksen, who is awake in a Copenhagen hospital after collapsing during Denmark's game against Finland.

Belgium, the world's top-ranked side, wrapped up an impressive win with Thomas Meunier's 34th-minute effort and Lukaku's late second.