For Ireland, this is a disappointing result that leaves them rooted to the bottom with just one point from two matches. Belgium were determined to prove a point and ended up dishing a master class to the Irish. All is not lost as Republic of Ireland is still in with a chance of booking a place in the knock-outs.
These kind of performances prove Belgium’s credentials but there is no room for complacency ahead of their final group match.
Player of the game
The presence of Kevin De Bruyne in the lineup makes Belgium a formidable one as was evident against Republic of Ireland. De Bruyne was pulling the strings from the centre of the park and assisted the first goal by Lukaku. Not just the assist, De Bruyne was a threat for the Irish who had no answers to his creativity. Undoubtedly, the star of the day for Belgium.