Belgium secured all three points in its 2018 World Cup Group G opener against debutant Panama with 3-0 scoreline played at Fisht Olympic Stadium.
Belgium struggled with Panama´s physical play in the first half and couldn´t get one past Panama custodian in the first session.
The Red Devils came strong in the second session and took the lead within two minutes with his right foot volley that landed at the far corner of the net past Jaime Penedo.
Romelu Lukaku then made Panama come back impossible as he scored with his head in the 69th minute on Kevin de Bruyne´s cross.
Seven minutes later the big, powerful Lukaku strike again to hand a 3-0 lead to Belgium and kick-start their World Cup campaign in winning note.
Full-time: Belgium 3-0 Panama
90: Four minutes added
90: Substitution for Belgium, Axel Witsel OFF Nacer Chadli IN
88: Yellow card Kevin De Bruyne
83: Substitution for Belgium, Dries Mertens OFF Thorgan Hazard IN
75: Goal!! Romelu Lukaku scored for Belgium
74: Substitution for Belgium, Yannick Carrasco OFF Mousa Dembele IN
73: Substitution for Panama, Blas Perez OFF Luis Tejada IN
69: Goal!! Romelu Lukaku scored for Belgium
63: Substitution for Panama, Jose Luis Rodriguez OFF Ismael Diaz IN
63: Substitution for Panama, Bárcenas OFF Gabriel Torres IN
59: Yellow card Jan Vertonghen
57: Yellow card Anibal Godoy
51: Yellow card Michael Murillo
49: Yellow card Armando Cooper
47: Goal!! Dries Mertens scored for Belgium
46: Second half kicks off
Half-time: Belgium 0-0 Panama
45+2: Yellow card Edgar Barcenas
45: Two minutes added
18: Yellow card Eric Davis
14: Yellow card Thomas Meunier
1: First half kickoff
Panama substitutes: Ismael Diaz, Jose Calderon, Valentin Pimentel, Abdiel Arroyo, Alex Rodriguez, Gabriel Torres, Harold Cummings, Ricardo Avila, Luis Ovalle, Luis Tejada, Adolfo Machado, Felipe Baloy
Panama line-up: Jaime Penedo; Eric Davis, Fidel Escobar, Roman Torres, Michael Murillo; Gabriel Gomez; Jose Luis Rodriguez, Armando Cooper, Anibal Godoy, Edgar Barcenas; Blas Perez.
Belgium substitutes: Michy Batshuayi, Youri Tielemans, Nacer Chadli, Simon Mignolet, Thorgan Hazard, Marouane Fellaini, Koen Casteels, Vincent Kompany, Adnan Januzaj, Leander Dendoncker, Mousa Dembele
Belgium line-up: Thibaut Courtois; Jan Vertonghen, Dedryck Boyata, Toby Alderweirdeld; Yannick Carrasco, Axel Witsel, Kevin De Bruyne, Thomas Meunier; Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku, Dries Mertens.
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