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Belgium get going as Romelu Lukaku punishes Republic of Ireland

Belgium's Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring their third goal

A manager under pressure and a group of talented men that stood accused of not being a team, a side that where fault lines appeared to be opening up after they were defeated by Italy, Belgium responded with an emphatic 3-0 victory that leaves them well placed to progress from Group E and brings optimism for the tournament that lies ahead.

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Wales' Joe Ledley, Hal Robson Kanu and Joe Allen before the game

Joe Allen is done with comparisons and wants to make mark at Euro 2016

Joe Allen has heard all the nicknames before. From “the Welsh Xavi” to “the Welsh Pirlo” and even “the Welsh Jesus”, the Liverpool midfielder has been burdened, complimented and seen as a saviour. Yet the message from the man himself is a simple one. “I’m just an Average Joe,” Allen says, smiling.