|Belgium’s Romelu Lukaku celebrates his goal on Tuesday. (AFP-Yonhap)|
As the U.S. pressed for an equalizer, De Bruyne swiftly returned the favor to Lukaku, who made it 2-0. Despite scoring key goals in cup qualifying, Lukaku had a disappointing start in the group matches and was dropped from the starting lineup.
“The media tried to take Romelu down after the first round, but I was convinced that he would still be able to make the difference at this World Cup,” Belgian coach Marc Wilmots said.