26 March,2023 07:57 AM IST | Paris | AP
Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku celebrates a goal against Sweden on Friday. Pic/Getty Images
Romelu Lukaku underlined his enduring value to Belgium by scoring all three goals in a 3-0 win at Sweden in the other notable victory on Friday.
It was a successful start to Domenico Tedesco*s tenure as coach of Belgium, which is also playing under a new captain in Kevin De Bruyne.
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Tedesco will know the importance of having Lukaku healthy if the Red Devils are to finally win an international trophy.
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The striker wasn*t fully fit at the World Cup and that was a big reason why Belgium went out in the group stage. Lukaku has been playing regularly for Inter Milan since then and was a constant threat against Sweden as he scored in the 35th, 49th and 83rd minutes, with two set up by winger Dodi Lukebakio.
"A really good result," Tedesco said. "I felt a good spirit not only on the pitch but also on the bench. The spirit of being united."
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