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Michy Batshuayi finally scored for Belgium after missing enough chances to become Golden Boot winner

The Belgium striker eventually found the net after missing a handful of chances

All strikers have had a day like this.

Michy Batshuayi might have rounded off the scoring for Belgium in their 5-2 win against Tunisia, but he had enough chances to become the tournament’s top-scorer.

The Chelsea striker, who spent part of last season on loan at Borussia Dortmund, replaced Romelu Lukaku in the 68th minute but failed to impress in his cameo appearance.


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It just wasn’t his day

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It just wasn’t his day

Despite coming on late, Batshuayi had six shots in the match, more than any other player.

He spurned his first glorious chance when he rounded Farouk Ben Mustapha in the Tunisian goal put didn’t put enough power on his shot.

That would be a sign of things to come…

Batshuayi then put forward his contender for miss of the tournament, after he somehow managed to hit the bar from just yards out.

Yannick Carrasco fired towards goal

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Yannick Carrasco fired towards goal

The goalkeeper spilled the ball back into the path of Batshuayi

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The goalkeeper spilled the ball back into the path of Batshuayi

It looked harder to miss

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It looked harder to miss

Batshyai’s strike rattled against the bar… somehow

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Batshyai’s strike rattled against the bar… somehow

Nobody knows how he missed…

Batshuayi continued his torrid cameo appearance with another glaring miss.

The striker did well to find space in the box, however his shot was fired straight at the goalkeeper who parried clear.

He was picked out well by Kevin De Bruyne

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He was picked out well by Kevin De Bruyne

Batshuayi fired straight at Ben Mustapha

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Batshuayi fired straight at Ben Mustapha

Another chance went begging…

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Another chance went begging…

Batshuayi did eventually penetrate the force-field of the Tunisian net late in the game.

Persistence finally paid off as he netted Belgium’s fifth and finished arguably the toughest of all the chances he had.

Will he score?!

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Will he score?!

HE’S DONE IT!

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HE’S DONE IT!

He was visibly delighted after his goal

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He was visibly delighted after his goal

In typical Batshuayi fashion, he tweeted after the match…

With Batshuayi replacing Lukaku after the latter appeared to be carrying a knock when he came off, we could well see the Batman starting against England.

Surely Gareth Southgate will be thrilled if Lukaku misses out and Batshuayi starts.

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