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Belgium's Lukaku scores twice in 3-3 draw with Mexico

Belgium's Lukaku scores twice in 3-3 draw with Mexico


Soccer Football - International Friendly - Belgium vs Mexico - Heysel Stadium, Brussels, Belgium - November 10, 2017 Belgium’s Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring their second goal REUTERS/Eric Vidal
Soccer Football - International Friendly - Belgium vs Mexico - Heysel Stadium, Brussels, Belgium - November 10, 2017 Belgium’s Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring their second goal REUTERS/Eric Vidal

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku scored twice but was upstaged by Mexico's Hirving Lozano in an entertaining 3-3 draw in a friendly international on Friday.

Belgium are now undefeated in 14 games but needed a Lukaku equaliser in the 70th minute to secure a draw having twice led.

PSV Eindhoven striker Lozano scored twice for Mexico and had a hand in earning the penalty which Andres Guardado converted before the break to cancel out Eden Hazard's 17th minute opener.

Lukaku, enduring a dry run with Manchester United in the Premier League after an explosive start to his Old Trafford career, scrambled Belgium ahead early in the second half but Lozano equalised before volleying Mexico ahead on the hour.

Mexico could not hold on for the win but were impressive as they put down a marker for next year's World Cup finals.

Notably, the brace took Lukaku's international tally to 30 goals, which sees him draw level with Belgium's all-time goalscoring record holders - Paul van Himst and Bernard Voorhoof. Lukaku, 24, only needs 1 more goal to become Belgium's all-time highest goalscorer.

(Reporting by Martyn Herman; Editing by Ken Ferris)

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