Romelu Lukaku, who played as a striker for the Italian club Inter Milan in Serie A, is all set to start playing for his national team Belgium in an away match against Iceland in the UEFA Nations League 2020 according to the sources.
Lukaku, who has a record of scoring the most goals for the Belgium national football team in his 87 international appearances, will definitely be their key player in this match with all eyes set on him.
The match will kick off at 18:45 UTC in the Icelandic national football stadium, no fans are allowed in the stadium due to the pandemic.
Interestingly, the Belgium footballer has a better goal per game ratio than both Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi making him a better international player in terms of statistics. With goals per game ratio of 0.616, he surpasses both Ronaldo (0.612) and Messi (0.51).
So far, Belgium has scored 6 points in the group stages, with only 1 loss out of 3 matches. Iceland on the other hand does not look very strong with 0 points currently on the board. In case Belgium wins this match, the team will take the top position replacing England in Group 2.
In the previous matches played between Belgium and Iceland, Belgium has gone on to win all 12 of their matches, most recently defeating Iceland in September in a very comfortable fashion with a 5-1 lead.
If this trend continues, the chances for Iceland to put on some points on the board look bleak and Belgium is definitely the match favorites.
Romelu Lukaku seems to be performing well with 13 goals in his last 11 international appearances.
In their last defeat against England on Sunday, Lukaku scored a penalty giving his team a lead. However, an underwhelming second-half lead to Belgium’s defeat.