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By Saj Chowdhury

All times stated are UK

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  1. Watch: World Cup 2018 - Belgium 3-0 Panama highlights

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    Video caption: World Cup 2018: Belgium 3-0 Panama highlights
  2. Goodbye!

    Belgium 3-0 Panama

    Thanks for reading.

    Switch over to England v Tunisia right now.


  3. Belgium set the standard in Group G

    Belgium 3-0 Panama

    Before you get too excited England fans, here's a final reminder of what Belgium can do...

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    Video caption: 'That's the moment of magic' - Mertens volleys Belgium ahead
  4. Coming up...

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    We will have live BBC One coverage of England v Tunisia from 18:15 BST (19:00 BST kick-off).

    There is also coverage on BBC Radio 5 live right now and our live text - commandeered by Tom Rostance - is under way via the url link in the first sentence of this entry.

  5. 'Two goals from two good deliveries'

    Belgium 3-0 Panama

    Phil Neville

    Former England & Man Utd defender on BBC One

    Lukaku didn't get much service, but the two goals he scored came from two good deliveries.

  6. 'Wonderful goal to break the deadlock'

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    Danny Murphy

    Former England midfielder on BBC One

    We expected better from Belgium in the second half, but it took a wonderful goal to break the deadlock. It falls nicely to Mertens and what a finish. That gave them the confidence to go on and get more goals, but it shouldn't have taken something that special to get them going.

  7. 'Panama won't cause problems'

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    Dion Dublin

    Ex-Aston Villa striker in Russia

    Panama had a go, they just didn't have the quality. They will get better, but I don't think they will give anybody any problem.

  8. Post update

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    The Panama players are knelt in a huddle.

    Belgium's players are going over to the fans and doing that 'applauding the fans' thing.


    Panama players

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    All over.

    Dries Mertens with a great strike.

    And Romelu Lukaku with two.

    Poor start by Belgium but more than made up for it in the second half.

    Axel Witsel
  10. Post update

    Belgium 3-0 Panama

    Ref Janny Sikazwe gives a drop-ball in the Panama half but only a Panama player was around to contest it.


  11. Watch: Lukaku dinks in to make it 3-0

    Belgium 3-0 Panama

    Great start to the tournament for the Man Utd man - he's worked hard and received little service.

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    Video caption: Lukaku dinks in to make it 3-0
  12. 'More to come from Belgium'

    Belgium 3-0 Panama

    Dion Dublin

    Ex-Aston Villa striker in Russia

    I think there's a lot more to come from Belgium. It's the first permanence, they've got over the line. They are solid at the back, organised but more flair to come from them.

  13. 'You wouldn't want to catch Belgium on a good day'

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    Mark Lawrenson

    Former Liverpool defender on BBC One

    They are really game Panama but I would expect England to beat them comfortably like Belgium have. With Belgium, you wouldn't want to catch them on a good day, because although the play hasn't been great, the goals have.

  14. Post update

    Belgium 3-0 Panama

    That's another yellow for Belgium - their third, and the eighth of the match.

    This time Kevin De Bruyne goes in the book for a late challenge.

    And apologies.

    I thought Nacer Chadli had come on earlier - he's actually now come on for Alex Witsel.

    Kevin De Bruyne
  15. Post update

    Belgium 3-0 Panama

    There are three minutes of normal time remaining.

    There probably won't be too much stoppage time either.

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    Lee: Finally a big team that has done the business in the first game

    Alek: If Belgium want six, they'll get six. They are all over Panama

  17. Warning! Hazards ahead

    Belgium 3-0 Panama

    That is a poor joke to signal that Eden Hazard's brother Thorgan has joined him on the pitch.

    Dries Mertens comes off.

    And Nacer Chadli is also on.

  18. Watch: Lukaku doubles Belgium's lead

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    Video caption: Lukaku doubles Belgium's lead
  19. 'Panama tiring'

    Belgium 3-0 Panama

    Dion Dublin

    Ex-Aston Villa striker in Russia

    Panama are looking tired now, very leggy. When you don't have the ball it is the most difficult game to play,