Lukaku
Romelu Lukaku.

Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku scored a brace as Belgium maintained their strong start to the Nations League with a battling 2-1 win over Switzerland on Friday.

Lukaku found the net with an angled drive on 58 minutes, and it looked like Roberto Martinez’s men would be giving French World Cup winner Thierry Henry a winning send-off in his final match as Belgium assistant coach ahead of an imminent move to Monaco.

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However, the World Cup semi-finalist were stunned when Mario Gavranovic poked the ball past Thibaut Courtois from close range in after the Real Madrid ‘keeper had been drawn by Nico Elvedi heading Xherdan Shaqiri’s floated cross back into play.

But in a busy final period that saw the hosts turn the throttle, Lukaku had his second six minutes from time.

Belgium’s second win of the nascent tournament keeps them flying high in League A Group 2 following an opening 3-0 win in Iceland.