'Hope Tuchel watched': Some Chelsea fans hail their player's international display
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'Hope Tuchel watched': Some Chelsea fans hail their player's international display

Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku delivered an impressive display for Belgium in Thursday night’s UEFA Nations League defeat to France.

The Blues ace was arguably his nation’s best performer in a dramatic game which saw the Red Devils relinquish a two-goal lead to win 3-2.

Belgium took the lead in the 37th minute, courtesy of a deflected Yannick Carrasco strike from just inside the penalty area.

Lukaku then doubled his nation’s tally in style three minutes later, racing past his marker in the box and rifling into the roof of the net from a tight angle.

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However, things went pear-shaped in the second half for Belgium in Turin.

Karim Benzema got the ball rolling to make it 2-1 just after the hour, collecting Kylian Mbappe’s pass before firing low into the net.

The PSG ace then equalised with a penalty after Youri Tielemans fouled Antoine Griezmann in the box.

France looked favourites to win, but then it looked as though Belgium had done just enough got over the line – once again, thanks to Lukaku.

The Chelsea ace converted a brilliant ball across the box from Yannick Carrasco on the counter – only for his goal to be ruled out for offside.

And then, at the other end, Theo Hernandez got on the end of a Benjamin Pavard cross, composed himself and rifled home a dramatic late winner.

Despite being on the losing side, Lukaku was praised by Chelsea fans and neutrals alike:

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