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Brilliant Belgium rip into Costa Rica

AFP  |  Brussels 

A powerful brace from and a glittering performance from saw beat 4-1 in in their final warm up on Monday.

But fans will have watched in horror as Hazard, showing great form lately, limped off in the 70th minute.

His teammates later dispelled any fears of lasting damage to the diminutive Chelsea forward.

"I'm not too worried about Eden, he's a tough guy. He gets kicked all the time, but soon gets over it," said after the game.

Roberto Martinez's multi-talented Red Devils were just too much for Costa Rica, who opened brightly and even took the lead through with a slick finish after some early pressure from the visitors.

But the side that beat 3-0 last week, with a world-class Hazard pulling the strings, was 2-1 up by half-time thanks to finishes from and

The giant Manchester United target man got his second with a powerful header after running into space with great speed.

He then set up strike partner for the fourth and the pair did a little dance to celebrate.

Belgium's Group G rivals from will have been warned, with unpleasant viewing for England, and

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First Published: Tue, June 12 2018. 10:00 IST