FIFA World Cup 2018, Day 10: Belgium On Brink Of Last 16, Toni Kroos Rescues Germany
Belgium moved to the brink of the World Cup knockout rounds on Saturday after a comprehensive 5-2 win against Tunisia. Mexico lead Group F on six points after two games, having backed up their shock victory against Germany with another display to suggest they can go deep in this tournament. Germany, level with Sweden on three points, with Mexico on six points, must now beat South Korea in Kazan on Wednesday and hope the other result in Group F goes their way.
Eden Hazard was sent tumbling after just five minutes but converted the penalty to open his Russian account. (All images courtesy AFP)
Belgium ran riot as Romelu Lukaku scored twice to draw level with Cristiano Ronaldo at the top of the World Cup goalscoring charts.
Michy Batshuayi came off the bench to grab Belgium's fifth.
Belgium threw down a marker to group rivals England with a 5-2 thrashing of Tunisia.
Carlos Vela opened the scoring for Mexico through yet another penalty kick.
Javier Hernandez became the first Mexican player to score 50 goals for his country.
Son Heung-min's stunning long-range effort in stoppage time gave South Korea a glimmer of hope but it was too little too late.
Mexico placed one foot in the World Cup's last 16 and left South Korea on the brink of elimination after a 2-1 victory in Rostov.
Ola Toivonen lifted the ball over Manuel Neuer to put the Swedes ahead in the first half in Sochi.
Marco Reus reacted quickly to turn the ball in shortly after the interval.
Toni Kroos rescued Germany by curling in a stunning free-kick deep into injury time to seal a 2-1 win against Sweden.
Germany's late, late show keeps Joachim Loew's on course to be the first team to retain the title in 56 years.