Belgium v Panama, 18 June 2018

Score3-0 to Belgium
RefereeJanny Sikazwe
CompetitionFIFA World Cup Group G
VenueFisht Stadium, Sochi
Attendance43,257
Kick-off: 6.00pm local Belgium v Panama was Match 13 of the FIFA World Cup 2018 Refereeing team: Referee: Janny Sikazwe (Zambia) Assistant Referee 1: Jerson Dos Santos (Angola) Assistant Referee 2: Zakhele Siwela (South Africa) Fourth Official: Ryuji Sato (Japan) Reserve AR: Hiroshi Yamauchi (Japan) VAR: Bastian Dankert (Germany) AVAR 1: Felix Zwayer (Germany) AVAR 2: Sander van Roekel (Netherlands) AVAR 3: Danny Makkelie (Netherlands) This was Panama's first-ever World Cup finals game. A national holiday was declared after they sealed qualification in October 2017. Belgium were now unbeaten in their last ten group games at the World Cup finals and had won all of the last five. Dries Mertens became the first Belgian player to score in consecutive World Cup finals since Marc Wilmots in 1998 and 2002.

3  Belgium

Manager: Roberto Martínez

0  Panama

Manager: Hernan Gómez

Goals:

Dries Mertens 47 G
Romelu Lukaku 69 G
Romelu Lukaku 75 G

Goals:

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois
Defender Dedryck Boyata
Defender Thomas Meunier
Defender/Midfielder Jan Vertonghen
Midfielder Yannick Carrasco
Midfielder Eden Hazard (captain)
Midfielder Axel Witsel
Midfielder/Forward Kevin De Bruyne
Forward Romelu Lukaku
Forward Dries Mertens

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Jaime Penedo
Defender Erick Davis
Defender Fidel Escobar
Defender Michael Murillo
Defender Román Torres (captain)
Midfielder Edgar Bárcenas
Midfielder Armando Cooper
Midfielder Aníbal Godoy
Midfielder Gabriel Gómez
Forward Blas Pérez

Substitutions:

Moussa Dembélé for Yannick Carrasco 74
Thorgan Hazard for Dries Mertens 83
Nacer Chadli for Axel Witsel 90

Substitutions:

Gabriel Torres for Edgar Bárcenas 63
Ismael Díaz for José Luis Rodríguez 63
Luis Tejada for Blas Pérez 73

Cards:

Thomas Meunier 14 Y
Jan Vertonghen 59 Y
Kevin De Bruyne 88 Y

Cards:

Erick Davis 18 Y
Edgar Bárcenas 45 Y
Armando Cooper 49 Y
Michael Murillo 51 Y
Aníbal Godoy 57 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Koen Casteels
Goalkeeper Simon Mignolet
Defender/Midfielder Leander Dendoncker
Midfielder Nacer Chadli
Midfielder Moussa Dembélé
Midfielder Marouane Fellaini
Midfielder Thorgan Hazard
Midfielder Adnan Januzaj
Midfielder Youri Tielemans
Forward Michy Batshuayi

On the bench:

Goalkeeper José Calderón
Goalkeeper Alex Rodriguez
Defender Felipe Baloy
Defender Hárold Cummings
Defender Adolfo Machado
Defender/Midfielder Luis Ovalle
Midfielder Ricardo Ávila
Midfielder Valentín Pimentel
Forward Abdiel Arroyo
Forward Ismael Díaz
Forward Luis Tejada
Forward Gabriel Torres