And the pass for Hazard's second right out of the Manchester City playbook, a spear of a ball straight through the opponent's heart, finished beautifully, it must be said. Fast, strapping and lethal.
Speaking to reporters after the thrashing of Tunisia, Belgium and Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois said he did not think "it matters if you finish second or first" in the group but maintained that the "winning feeling" was important for the Red Devils, who are ranked third in the world by Federation Internationale de Football Association.
Defeat by Wales in the Euro 2016 quarter-finals after a loss at the same stage of the last World Cup to Argentina left Belgians fearing their "golden generation" might be doomed to be a footnote in the history of under-achieving national sides.
But what lies in wait for Gareth Southgate's side?
The United star bagged a brace for Roberto Martinez's men as Belgium comfortably swept aside African underdogs Tunisia.
"I think it's going to be an open game", he said.
Speaking after the game, Martinez explained that Lukaku injured an ankle ligament, while Hazard strained his calf and Dries Mertens also hurt his ankle.
Significance of Nigeria match not lost on Argentina boss
Argentina's game against Nigeria has an extra importance due to the fact that it may be Messi's last ever game at a World Cup . Croatia has no pressure in its match against Iceland , which must win its final Group D game in Rostov-on-Don to advance.
Drogba told BBC that he worked with Lukaku at Chelsea on that technique as he went through on goal.
Lukaku, who is joint-top scorer at the finals on four goals alongside Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo, is nonetheless eager for the team to also have fun at the tournament. The Group G runner-up plays the victor of Group H.
He's on just as fine form for club, scoring 27 goals in his debut season at Man United which gives supporters high hopes for the 2018-19 campaign where he is once again expected to be Jose Mourinho's main man up front. "I'm delighted for Eden to come to the forefront as well because we need players like him to perform".
"We couldn't even afford to watch Thierry Henry on "Match of the Day", he said. "However, we did our best and we will try to improve our performance in the future".
They then set off in search of the victor, with Gomez twice coming close and fellow substitute Julian Brandt smacking a post late on.
But that's the World Cup, where if you want to win the title you need to get through seven games in a little over four weeks, and win four of those games against the best in the space of 16 days at the business end.
But more importantly, his two children with his ex-girlfriend live in Madrid with his footballing commitments in England having limited his ability to see them in person.