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Romelu Lukaku Checks Phone on Bench After Scoring 4 Goals in Belgium’s Win Over Azerbaijan
- Romelu Lukaku scored four goals for Belgium in their win over Azerbaijan
- He was spotted checking his phone while on the bench in the second half
- Belgium finished atop Group F with 22 points to qualify for Euro next year
Was Romelu Lukaku checking his own highlights?
The Belgian forward was spotted using his phone during the second half of their game against Azerbaijan.
He could afford to relax on the bench after producing a dazzling display in the first half of Belgium’s 5-0 win.
Lukaku leads Belgium with four goals
Lukaku scored four goals in the game’s opening 37 minutes to power Belgium’s victory. He opened the scoring in the 17th minute, heading in Jeremy Doku’s cross.
The floodgates opened when Azerbaijan’s Eddy Israfilov was shown a red card.
He blasted in his second goal in the 26th minute from Timothy Castagne's knockdown pass. He completed his hat-trick in the 30th minute with a header from Wout Faes' cross.
Lukaku recorded his first international quadruple in the 37th minute after scoring from Orel Mangala's ball, per the BBC. He was replaced at the half-time break.
The big man was later seen hanging out with his teammates on the bench. A photo of the Belgian star checking his phone went viral soon after.
Belgium qualify for Euro 2024
Belgium finished top of Group F, scoring 22 points from eight games to qualify for the 2024 European Championship.
The Red Devils have yet to lose since boss Domenico Tedesco took over in February.
Lukaku has rediscovered his scoring form for Belgium with Tedesco in charge. He scored 14 goals in his country's Euro qualifying campaign to set a new record.
He holds a big lead over Cristiano Ronaldo and Kylian Mbappe, who scored 10 and nine goals, respectively, in their European Championship qualifying matches this year.
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Serie A Golden Boot race
Sports Brief recently reported on the Serie A Golden Boot race for the 2023-24 season, wuth Lukaku in third place.
Inter Milan captain, Lautaro Martinez leads with 12 goals thus far while Olivier Giroud is second scored for AC Milan.
Lukaku and Victor Osimhen are in a four-way tie for third place, scoring six goals in the Italian top flight this season.