Romelu Lukaku and Thomas Meunier scored a hattrick each as Belgium ran riot against minnows Gibraltar to set up a 9-0 win.
Belgium were heavy favourites going into the game against Gibraltar. And the Red Devils ran riot on Thursday, putting in 9 past Gibraltar. Romelu Lukaku scored a hattrick – Thomas Meunier as well – while the Chelsea fans were treated to Eden Hazard’s long-awaited return from injury.
Manchester United fans were out in full force as they hailed Lukaku for his hattrick.
— ً (@TraffordVoice) August 31, 2017
Lukaku is on fire 🔥🔥🔥
2 Goals in the first half for Belgium pic.twitter.com/sG6hdv346w
— @ManUtd_HQ (@ManUtd_HQ) August 31, 2017
Romelu Lukaku needs 5 goals to become Belgium’s all-time top goalscorer.
He’s on 25, the record is 30, held by Voorhoof & Van Himst. pic.twitter.com/TmLqqol2oo
— Jordan Clarke (@FourFourJordan) August 31, 2017
Lukaku is only 5 goals away from being Belgium’s all time leading goal scorer. So much for “he doesn’t perform for Belgium” 🙄 pic.twitter.com/IzGtDi2Wjn
— J.A.O (@JuanAnderOnly) September 1, 2017
Lukaku scoring from crosses for Belgium but United don’t have sensible fullbacks who can cross successfully.
— TemilOluwa (@Temphiz) August 31, 2017
Eden Hazard’s return, as well, was greeted well by fans on social media as the player started and scored.
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) September 1, 2017
So Hazard starts for Belgium tonight against Gibraltar. Chelsea fans’ reaction to Martinez if he picks up an injury pic.twitter.com/kT4j3EPxvi
— Oliver Harbord (@ojharbord) August 31, 2017
Eden Hazard STARTS for Belgium.
What is wrong with Roberto Martinez?
— Sripad (@falsewinger) August 31, 2017
The only silverlining today for Chelsea: Hazard is gaining momentum in terms of his performance; has scored & assisted for Belgium now.
— Zarár. (@TacticallyInept) August 31, 2017
Eden Hazard for Belgium tonight:
•Played 77 minutes
— Mod (@HazardChaos) August 31, 2017
Axel Witsel though, managed to get himself sent off after just 40 minutes of game time on the board.
Belgium beat Gibraltar 9 nil last night which makes me think Alex Witsel’s straight Red must be one of most pointless Red cards ever.
— YouriLeGod (@YouriLeGod) September 1, 2017
27′: Axel Witsel scores a bicycle kick. 🚲
40′: Axel Witsel gets sent off. 🔴
A bitter-sweet evening for Belgium’s centre-midfielder. pic.twitter.com/sGk2ofH9zj
— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) August 31, 2017
– Belgium Actually Made Witsel Get A Red Just To Make The Game More Competitive.
— ‘Fontaine. (@TheAlchemist___) August 31, 2017
Thomas Meunier too received plaudits for his performance – 3 goals and 4 assists.
Thomas Meunier vs. Gibraltar:
Not bad for a right-back 🔥👏 pic.twitter.com/Eg8rmuEGpU
— BT Sport Football (@btsportfootball) August 31, 2017
Thomas Meunier has been directly involved in 7 of Belgium’s 8 goals vs. Gibraltar tonight.
Time of his life. pic.twitter.com/630TQLWPMX
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) August 31, 2017
Belgium & Paris Saint-Germain right-back Thomas Meunier has scored a hat-trick tonight along with 4 assists😳👏
— FTS Football (@FromTStands) August 31, 2017
Thomas Meunier has 4 assists and 3 goals today.
PSG Should be alright without Aurier 💪 pic.twitter.com/GCfW33Sy2z
— Team FA (@TeamFA) August 31, 2017
Thomas Meunier with a hattick and four assists, as a right back
Well that’s decent
— Football Edits (@F_Edits) August 31, 2017