Lukaku scores twice against Mexico

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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.

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